"Young Goodman Brown", by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a story that has a lot of allegories. "Young Goodman Brown" is a moral story which is told through the corruption of a religious leader. In Â¡Â°Young Goodman BrownÂ¡Â±, the Author conceals many symbols in the body of this short story and for each symbol, we can apply FreudÂ¡Â¯s theory on it. In addition, the author describes the psychological moment of Goodman Brown a lot as well as uses Â¡Â°suspenseÂ¡Â± to hold the attention of readers.
This is the story which has many important symbols. The author endows each symbol with an allegory-meaning. .
At the beginning of the story, the author set a symbol which goes throughout the entire story---Â¡Â°pink ribbonÂ¡Â±. The pink ribbon appears at every change of young Goodman BrownÂ¡Â¯s emotion. For instance, Â¡Â°The young man seized it, and beheld a pink ribbon.Â¡Â± After this sentence, the author describes young Goodman BrownÂ¡Â¯s feeling strongly. Â¡Â°Young Goodman Brown cried Â¡Â°My faith is gone.Â¡Â±(Faith is another important symbol; I will talk about it later) He yelled Â¡Â°There is no good on earth; and sin is but a name. Come, devil; for to thee is this world given.Â¡Â±Â¡Â± Right here, we can see that the id won over the superego. And the ego disappeared because the id was no long against the reality and got satisfied. .
Faith is the other symbol that I want to talk about. The author doesnÂ¡Â¯t just give the random names to the characters. The names in Â¡Â°Young Goodman BrownÂ¡Â± all have special meaning. Not only Faith is a womanÂ¡Â¯s name but it also means young .
Goodman BrownÂ¡Â¯s own faith. Here is the example; ``Well, then, to end the matter at once,'' said Goodman Brown, considerably nettled, ``there is my wife, Faith. It would break her dear little heart; and I'd rather break my own.