Critical Analysis Essay on “Young Goodman Brown”
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Young Goodman Brown
Categorie(s):Fiction, Short Stories
NathanielHawthornewasbornonJuly 4,1804,in Salem,Massachu-setts, wherehisbirthplaceis nowamuseum.WilliamHathorne,who
emigratedfrom Englandin 1630,wasthe first ofHawthorne’sancestors
to arrive in the colonies. Afterarriving, WilliampersecutedQuakers.
William’sson John Hathornewasoneofthe judges whooversawthe
SalemWitchTrials.(Onetheoryisthathavinglearned aboutthis,theau-thor addedthe “w” to hissurname in hisearlytwenties, shortly after
graduatingfrom college.)Hawthorne’sfather, NathanielHathorne,Sr.,
wasasea captainwhodiedin 1808ofyellowfever, whenHawthorne
wasonlyfouryearsold,in Raymond,Maine.HawthorneattendedBow-doinCollegeatthe expenseofanunclefrom 1821to 1824,befriending
Pierce.Whilethere hejoined the DeltaKappaEpsilonfraternity. Until
the publicationofhisTwice-ToldTalesin 1837,Hawthornewrotein the
comparative obscurityofwhathecalled his”owl’s nest”in the family
home.Ashelooked backonthis periodofhislife, hewrote:”Ihavenot
lived, butonlydreamedaboutliving.” Andyetit wasthis periodof
broodingandwritingthat hadformed, asMalcolmCowleywasto de-scribeit,”thecentralfactinHawthorne’scareer,”his”termofapprentice-ship” that wouldeventually result in the
Hawthornewashiredin 1839as aweigherandgaugeratthe Boston
CustomHouse.Hehadbecomeengagedinthepreviousyeartotheillus-trator andtranscendentalist SophiaPeabody.Seekingapossiblehome
for himselfand Sophia,hejoined the transcendentalist utopiancom-munityatBrookFarmin 1841;later that year,however,heleft whenhe
becamedissatisfiedwithfarming andthe experiment.(His BrookFarm
adventurewouldproveaninspiration for hisnovelTheBlithedaleRo-mance.)HemarriedSophiain 1842;they movedto TheOldMansein
Concord,Massachusetts,wherethey lived for three years. Therehe
wrotemostof the tales collected in Mossesfrom an OldManse.
Hawthorneand his wifethen movedto Salem and later to the
previouslyownedbythe Alcotts.Theirneighborsin Concordincluded
to haveabated.TheHawthornesenjoyedalong marriage,oftentaking
walksin thepark.Sophiagreatlyadmiredherhusband’swork.In oneof
herjournals, she writes:”I amalwayssodazzledandbewilderedwith
the richness,the depth,the… jewels ofbeautyin hisproductionsthat I
amalwayslooking forwardtoasecondreadingwhereI canponderand
museand fully take in the miraculouswealthofthoughts.” In 1846,
Hawthornewasappointed surveyor (determining the quantity and
valueofimported goods)atthe SalemCustomHouse.Likehisearlier
appointmentto the customhousein Boston,this employmentwasvul-nerabletothe politicsofthe spoilssystem.ADemocrat,Hawthornelost
TheScarletLetterin 1850,in whichthe prefacerefersto histhree-year
tenure in the CustomHouseatSalem.TheHouseofthe SevenGables
(1851) andTheBlithedaleRomance(1852) followedin quicksuccession.
In 1852, hewrotethe campaign biographyofhisoldfriend Franklin
1853withthe positionofUnitedStatesconsulin Liverpool.In 1857,his
appointmentendedandthe Hawthornefamily toured FranceandItaly.
moreromances. Hawthornediedin hissleep onMay19,1864,in Ply-mouth,NewHampshirewhileonatour ofthe WhiteMountainswith
Pierce.Hewasburiedin SleepyHollowCemetery,Concord,Massachu-setts.WifeSophiaanddaughterUnawereoriginallyburiedin England.
However,in June 2006,they werere-interredin plotsadjacentto Nath-aniel.NathanielandSophiaHawthornehadthree children:Una,Julian,
movedoutwest,servedajail term for embezzlementandwroteabook
Shefounded the DominicanSistersofHawthorneto carefor victimsof
incurable cancer. Source: Wikipedia
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YoungGoodmanBrowncameforthatsunsetinto thestreetatSalemvil-lage; butputhisheadback,aftercrossingthe threshold, to exchangea
partingkiss withhisyoung wife.AndFaith,as the wifewasaptly
named,thrust herownprettyheadinto the street,letting the windplay
with the pink ribbons of her cap while she called to Goodman Brown.
wereclose to hisear, “prithee putoffyourjourney untilsunrise and
sleep in yourownbedto-night. Alone womanis troubled withsuch
dreamsandsuch thoughts that she’s afeardofherselfsometimes. Pray
tarry with me this night, dear husband, of all nights in the year.”
in the year,this onenightmustI tarry awayfrom thee. Myjourney, as
thou callestit, forth andbackagain,mustneedsbedone’twixt nowand
we but three months married?”
“Then Godblessyoue!”said Faith,withthe pinkribbons; “and may
you find all well whn you come back.”
“Amen!” criedGoodmanBrown.”Saythy prayers,dearFaith,andgo
to bed at dusk, and no harm will come to thee.”
to turn the corner bythe meeting-house,helooked backandsaw the
asshespokethere wastrouble in herface,asif adreamhadwarnedher
whatworkis tobedonetonight. Butno,no;’t wouldkillhertothink it.
Well,she’sablessedangelonearth;andafterthis onenightI’ll clingto
her skirts and follow her to heaven.”
adrearyroad, darkenedbyallthe gloomiesttrees ofthe forest, which
barelystoodasideto let the narrowpathcreepthrough, andclosedim-mediatelybehind.Itwasallaslonely ascouldbe;andthere isthis pecu-liarity in suchasolitude,that the
traveller knowsnotwhomaybecon-cealedbytheinnumerable trunksandthethickboughsoverhead;sothat
withlonely footsteps he mayyet be passing through an unseen
“There maybeadevilishIndian behindevery tree,” said Goodman
Brownto himself;and heglancedfearfully behindhimas headded,
“What if the devil himself should be at my very elbow!”
Hisheadbeingturned back,hepassedacrookofthe road,and,look-ingforwardagain,beheldthefigureofaman,ingraveanddecentattire,
and walked onward side by side with him.
“You arelate, GoodmanBrown,”saidhe.”The clockofthe OldSouth
wasstriking asI camethrough Boston,andthat is full fifteen minutes
hisvoice,caused bythe suddenappearanceofhiscompanion,though
not wholly unexpected.
these two werejourneying. Asnearlyascouldbediscerned,the second
travellerwasaboutfifty yearsold,apparentlyin thesamerankoflife as
GoodmanBrown, and bearing a considerable resemblance to him,
though perhapsmorein expressionthan features. Stillthey mighthave
beentaken for father andson.Andyet,though the elderpersonwasas
simplycladasthe younger,andassimplein mannertoo, hehadanin-describableairofonewhoknewtheworld,andwhowouldnothavefelt
possiblethathisaffairsshouldcallhimthither.Butthe onlything about
beseento twist andwriggleitself like aliving serpent.This,ofcourse,
must have been an ocular deception, assisted by the uncertain light.
for the beginning of a journey. Take my staff, if you are so soon weary.”
“Friend,” said the other,exchanging hisslow pacefor a full stop,
“havingkeptcovenantbymeetingtheehere,it ismypurposenowtore-turn whence I came. I have scruples touching the matter thou wot’st of.”
on,nevertheless,reasoning as wego;andif I convince thee notthou
shalt turn back. We are but a little way in the forest yet.”
walk.”Myfather neverwentinto the woodsonsuchanerrand,norhis
father beforehim.WehavebeenaraceofhonestmenandgoodChristi-anssincethe daysofthe martyrs;andshallI bethe first ofthe nameof
Brown that ever took this path and kept”
“Such company,thou wouldstsay,”observedthe elderperson,inter-pretinghispause.”Wellsaid,GoodmanBrown!I havebeenaswellac-quaintedwithyourfamily aswitheveraoneamongthe
that’s notrifle to say.I helpedyourgrandfather,the constable,whenhe
wasI that broughtyourfather apitch-pineknot,kindledatmyown
hearth,to setfire to anIndian village,in KingPhilip’swar.Theywere
this path,andreturnedmerrilyaftermidnight.I wouldfain befriends
with you for their sake.”
“Ifit beasthou sayest,”repliedGoodmanBrown,”Imarveltheynever
spokeofthese matters;or,verily,I marvelnot,seeingthat the least ru-morofthe sortwouldhavedriventhem from NewEngland.Wearea
people of prayer, and good worksto boot, and abide no such
church havedrunkthe communion winewithme;the selectmen of
diverstowns makemetheir chairman;andamajorityofthe Greatand
GeneralCourtarefirm supportersofmyinterest. ThegovernorandI,
too—But these are state secrets.”
hisundisturbedcompanion. “Howbeit, I havenothingto dowiththe
governorandcouncil;they havetheir ownways,andarenorule for a
simplehusbandmanlike me.But,wereI togoonwiththee, howshould
I meetthe eyeofthat goodoldman,ourminister,atSalemvillage?Oh,
his voice would make me tremble both Sabbath day and lecture day.”
Thusfar the eldertraveller hadlistened withduegravity;butnow
snake-like staff actually seemed to wriggle in sympathy.
“Ha! ha!ha!”shouted heagainandagain;then composing himself,
“Well,then,toendthe matteratonce,”saidGoodmanBrown,consid-erably nettled,”there is mywife,Faith.It wouldbreakherdearlittle
heart; and I’d rather break my own.”
“Nay,if thatbethecase,”answeredtheother,”e’engothyways,Good-manBrown.Iwouldnotfortwentyoldwomenlike theonehobblingbe-fore us that Faith should come to any harm.”
Ashespoke hepointedhisstaff atafemale figure onthe path,in
whohadtaught himhiscatechismin youth,andwasstillhismoraland
spiritual adviser, jointly with the minister and Deacon Gookin.
“Amarvel,truly, thatGoodyCloyseshouldbesofarin thewilderness
at nightfall,”said he.”But withyourleave, friend, I shall take acut
through the woodsuntilwehaveleft this Christianwomanbehind.Be-ing astrangerto you,she mightaskwhomI wasconsortingwithand
whither I was going.”
“Be it so,”saidhisfellow-traveller. “Betake youto the woods,andlet
me keep the path.”
Accordinglythe youngmanturned aside,buttook careto watchhis
companion,whoadvancedsoftlyalongtheroaduntilhehadcomewith-in astaff’slength ofthe olddame.She,meanwhile,wasmakingthe best
ofherway,withsingular speedfor so agedawoman,andmumbling
“The devil!” screamed the pious old lady.
“Then GoodyCloyseknowsheroldfriend?” observedthe traveller,
confronting her and leaning on his writhing stick.
“Ah, forsooth, andis it yourworshipindeed?” criedthe gooddame.
“Yea, truly is it, and in the veryimage ofmyoldgossip,Goodman
Brown,the grandfatherofthe sillyfellow that nowis. But—wouldyour
asI suspect,bythatunhangedwitch,GoodyCory,andthat, too,whenI
wasallanointedwiththe juice ofsmallage, andcinquefoil,andwolf’s
“Mingled withfine wheatandthe fat ofanew-bornbabe,”said the
shape of old Goodman Brown.
“Ah, yourworshipknowsthe recipe,” cried the oldlady, cackling
to rideon,I madeupmymindto foot it; for they tell methere is anice
youngmanto betaken into communionto-night. Butnowyourgood
worship will lend me your arm, and we shall be there in a twinkling.”
“That canhardlybe,”answeredherfriend. “I maynotspareyoumy
arm, Goody Cloyse; but here is my staff, if you will.”
Sosaying,hethrew it downatherfeet, where,perhaps,it assumed
life,beingoneoftherodswhichits ownerhadformerlylent totheEgyp-tian magi.Ofthis fact, however, GoodmanBrown could not take
cognizance.Hehadcastuphiseyesin astonishment,and,looking down
again, beheld neitherGoodyCloysenorthe serpentine staff, but his
fellow-traveller alone,whowaitedfor himascalmlyasif nothinghad
“Thatoldwomantaught memycatechism,”saidthe youngman;and
there was a world of meaning in this simple comment.
companionto makegoodspeedandperseverein the path,discoursing
soaptlythat hisargumentsseemedratherto springupin the bosomof
branchofmapletoservefor awalkingstick,andbegantostripit ofthe
hisfingers touched them they becamestrangelywitheredanddriedup
aswithaweek’ssunshine.Thusthe pairproceeded,atagoodfree pace,
untilsuddenly, in agloomyhollowofthe road, GoodmanBrownsat
himself down on the stump of a tree and refused to go any farther.
willI budgeonthis errand.Whatif awretchedoldwomandochooseto
gotothedevilwhenIthoughtshewasgoingtoheaven:isthatanyreas-on why I should quit my dear Faith and go after her?”
“You willthink betterofthis byandby,”saidhisacquaintance,com-posedly.”Sithereandrestyourselfawhile;andwhenyoufeellike mov-ing again, there is my staff to help you
Withoutmorewords,hethrew hiscompanion the maplestick, and
wasasspeedily outofsight asif hehadvanishedinto the deepening
himselfgreatly,and thinking withhowclear aconscience heshould
meetthe ministerin hismorningwalk,norshrinkfromthe eyeofgood
whichwasto havebeenspent so wickedly,butso purelyandsweetly
now,in thearmsofFaith!Amidstthesepleasantandpraiseworthymed-itations, GoodmanBrownheardthetramp ofhorsesalongtheroad,and
deemedit advisable to concealhimselfwithinthe vergeofthe forest,
conscious ofthe guiltypurposethat hadbroughthimthither, though
now so happily turned from it.
Oncamethe hooftramps andthe voicesofthe riders, two graveold
voices,conversingsoberlyastheydrewnear.Thesemingledsoundsap-pearedto passalongthe road, withinafew yardsofthe youngman’s
hiding-place;but,owingdoubtlesstothedepthofthegloomatthatpar-ticular spot,neitherthe travellers northeir steedswerevisible.Though
their figures brushedthe smallboughsbythe wayside,it couldnotbe
seenthat they intercepted, evenfor amoment,the faint gleamfrom the
strip ofbright sky athwart whichthey musthavepassed.Goodman
Brown alternately crouched and stood on tiptoe, pulling aside the
sworn,weresuchathing possible,that herecognizedthe voicesofthe
within hearing, one of the riders stopped to pluck a switch.
“Of the two, reverend sir,” said the voicelike the deacon’s,”I had
rather missanordinationdinnerthan to-night’s meeting.Theytell me
that someofourcommunityareto beherefromFalmouthandbeyond,
asthe bestofus.Moreover,there is agoodlyyoungwomanto betaken
“Mighty well,DeaconGookin!”replied the solemn oldtones ofthe
minister.”Spur up,orweshallbelate. Nothingcanbedone,youknow,
until I get on the ground.”
Thehoofsclattered again;andthe voices,talking sostrangelyin the
gatheredorsolitary Christianprayed.Whither,then, could these holy
menbejourneying sodeepinto the heathenwilderness?YoungGood-manBrowncaughtholdofatree for support,beingreadytosinkdown
onthe ground,faint andoverburdenedwiththe heavysickness ofhis
heart.Helooked upto the sky, doubtingwhetherthere really wasa
“With heavenaboveandFaithbelow,I willyetstandfirm againstthe
devil!” cried Goodman Brown.
Whilehestillgazedupwardinto the deeparchofthe firmament and
hadlifted hishandsto pray,acloud,though nowindwasstirring,hur-ried acrossthe zenithandhidthe brighteningstars. Thebluesky was
sweepingswiftlynorthward.Aloftin theair,asif fromthedepthsofthe
moment,so indistinct werethe sounds, hedoubtedwhetherhehad
heardaught butthe murmurofthe oldforest, whisperingwithouta
wind.Thencameastrongerswellofthose familiar tones, hearddailyin
anuncertainsorrow,andentreatingfor some favor, which,perhaps,it
sinners, seemed to encourage her onward.
“Faith!” shouted GoodmanBrown,in avoiceofagonyanddespera-tion; andtheechoesoftheforestmockedhim,crying,”Faith!Faith!”asif
bewildered wretches were seeking her all through the wilderness.
Thecryofgrief,rage,andterror wasyetpiercingthe night,whenthe
unhappyhusbandheldhisbreathfor aresponse. Therewasascream,
drownedimmediately in alouder murmurofvoices,fading into far-off
laughter, asthe darkcloudsweptaway,leaving the clearandsilentsky
aboveGoodmanBrown.Butsomethingfluttered lightly downthrough
beheld a pink ribbon.
“MyFaithis gone!”criedhe,afteronestupefiedmoment.”Thereis no
goodonearth;andsin is butaname.Come,devil;for to thee is this
And,maddenedwithdespair,sothat helaughed loud andlong, did
seemedtofly alongthe forestpathratherthan towalkorrun.Theroad
grew wilderand drearierand morefaintly traced, and vanished at
length, leaving himin the heartofthe darkwilderness,stillrushingon-wardwiththe instinct that guidesmortalmanto evil.Thewholeforest
waspeopledwithfrightful sounds—thecreakingofthe trees, the howl-ing ofwildbeasts,andthe yellofIndians; whilesometimes the wind
the traveller, asif allNaturewerelaughing himto scorn. Buthewas
himselfthe chief horrorofthe scene, and shrank notfrom its other
“Ha! ha! ha!” roared Goodman Brown when the wind laughed at him.
“Letushearwhichwilllaugh loudest. Thinknotto frighten mewith
him as he fear you.”
In truth, allthrough the hauntedforest there could benothingmore
frightful than the figure ofGoodmanBrown.Onheflew among the
blackpines,brandishinghisstaff withfrenzied gestures,nowgiving
laughter assetallthe echoesofthe forestlaughing like demonsaround
him.Thefiend in hisownshapeis less hideousthan whenherages in
the breastofman.Thusspedthe demoniaconhiscourse,until,quiver-ing amongthe trees, hesawared light beforehim,aswhenthe felled
trunks andbranchesofaclearinghavebeensetonfire, andthrow up
lull ofthe tempest that haddrivenhimonward,andheardthe swellof
whatseemedahymn,rollingsolemnlyfrom adistancewiththe weight
ofmanyvoices.Heknewthe tune; it wasafamiliar onein the choirof
the village meeting-house.The verse died heavily away, and was
benighted wildernesspealingin awful harmony together. Goodman
Browncriedout,andhiscrywaslost to hisownearbyits unisonwith
the cry of the desert.
In the interval ofsilence hestole forward untilthe light glaredfull
uponhiseyes.Atoneextremityofanopenspace, hemmedin bythe
darkwallofthe forest, arosearock,bearingsomerude,naturalresemb-lanceeithertoanalterorapulpit,andsurroundedbyfourblazingpines,
their tops aflame, their stems untouched,like candles at an evening
wasallonfire, blazinghighinto the nightandfitfully illuminating the
wholefield. Eachpendenttwig andleafy festoon wasin ablaze.Asthe
thendisappearedinshadow,andagaingrew,asit were,outofthedark-ness, peopling the heart of the solitary woods at once.
“A grave and dark-clad company,” quoth Goodman Brown.
In truth they weresuch.Amongthem, quiveringto andfro between
gloomandsplendor,appearedfaces that wouldbeseennextdayatthe
looked devoutlyheavenward,andbenignantlyoverthe crowdedpews,
fromtheholiestpulpitsintheland.Someaffirmthatthelady ofthegov-ernorwasthere.Atleast there werehighdameswellknowntoher,and
maidens,allofexcellentrepute,andfair younggirls,whotrembled lest
theirmothersshouldespythem.Eitherthesuddengleamsoflight flash-ing overthe obscurefieldbedazzledGoodmanBrown,orherecognized
ofthat venerablesaint,hisrevered pastor.But,irreverently consorting
these chastedamesanddewyvirgins,there weremenofdissolutelives
andwomenofspottedfame, wretchesgivenoverto allmeanandfilthy
vice,andsuspectedevenofhorridcrimes.It wasstrangeto seethat the
goodshranknotfrom the wicked,norwerethe sinnersabashedbythe
saints. Scatteredalsoamong their pale-facedenemies werethe Indian
hideous incantations than any known to English witchcraft.
“ButwhereisFaith?”thoughtGoodmanBrown;and,ashopecamein-to his heart, he trembled.
the piouslove, butjoined to wordswhichexpressedallthat ournature
mortalsis the lore offiends. Verseafterversewassung; andstill the
chorusofthe desertswelledbetweenlike the deepesttone ofamighty
organ;and withthe final pealofthat dreadfulanthem there came a
sound,asif the roaring wind,the rushingstreams,the howlingbeasts,
accordingwiththe voiceofguiltymanin homageto the princeofall.
Thefour blazing pinesthrew upa loftier flame, and obscurelydis-coveredshapesandvisagesofhorroronthe smokewreathsabovethe
impious assembly.Atthe samemomentthe fire onthe rockshotredly
forth andformed aglowingarchaboveits base,wherenowappeareda
figure. Withreverencebeit spoken,the figure borenoslightsimilitude,
bothin garband manner,to some gravedivineofthe NewEngland
“Bringforth the converts!”criedavoicethat echoedthrough the field
and rolled into the forest.
Atthe word,GoodmanBrownsteppedforth from the shadowofthe
trees and approachedthe congregation, withwhomhefelt aloathful
brotherhoodbythe sympathy ofallthat waswickedin hisheart.He
could have well-nighsworn that the shape of hisown deadfather
beckonedhimto advance,looking downwardfrom asmoke wreath,
whileawoman,withdimfeatures ofdespair,threw outherhandto
warnhimback.Wasit hismother?Buthehadnopowerto retreatone
step, norto resist, even in thought, whenthe ministerand goodold
DeaconGookinseizedhisarmsandled himtothe blazingrock.Thither
came also the slender form of a veiledfemale, led between Goody
And there stood the proselytes beneath the canopy of fire.
“Welcome, mychildren,”saidthe darkfigure, “to the communionof
children, look behind you!”
Theyturned; andflashing forth, asit were,in asheet offlame, the
fiend worshipperswereseen; the smileofwelcomegleameddarklyon
“There,” resumed the sable form, “are allwhomyehavereverenced
from youth.Yedeemedthem holierthan yourselves,andshrank from
yourownsin,contrastingit withtheirlives ofrighteousnessandprayer-fulaspirationsheavenward.Yetherearetheyallin myworshippingas-sembly.Thisnightit shall begrantedyouto
knowtheir secret deeds:
to the youngmaidsoftheir households;howmanyawoman,eagerfor
sleephislast sleepin herbosom;howbeardlessyouthshavemadehaste
to inherit their fathers’ wealth;andhowfair damsels—blushnot,sweet
ones—haveduglittle gravesin the garden,and biddenme,the sole
guestto aninfant’s funeral. Bythe sympathy ofyourhumanheartsfor
sin yeshall scent outallthe places—whetherin church, bedchamber,
street,field, orforest—where crimehasbeencommitted,andshallexult
to beholdthe wholeearthonestainofguilt,onemightybloodspot.Far
morethan this. It shallbeyoursto penetrate,in everybosom,the deep
mysteryofsin,the fountain ofallwickedarts,andwhichinexhaustibly
supplies moreevilimpulses than humanpower—thanmypoweratits
utmost—canmakemanifestin deeds.Andnow,mychildren,look upon
manbeheldhisFaith,andthe wifeherhusband,trembling beforethat
tone, almost sad withits despairingawfulness,as if hisonceangelic
naturecould yetmournfor ourmiserablerace. “Depending uponone
happiness.Welcomeagain, mychildren, to the communion of your
“Welcome,”repeatedthe fiendworshippers,in onecryofdespairand
Andthere theystood,the onlypair,asit seemed,whowereyethesit-atingonthe vergeofwickednessin this darkworld.Abasinwashol-lowed,naturally,in therock.Didit
light? orwasit blood?or,perchance,aliquid flame? Hereindidthe
shapeofevildiphishandandpreparetolay the markofbaptismupon
consciousofthe secret guiltofothers,bothin deedandthought, than
they couldnowbeoftheir own.Thehusbandcastonelook athispale
showthem to eachother,shuddering alikeatwhatthey disclosedand
what they saw!
“Faith! Faith!”criedthe husband,”look upto heaven,andresist the
found himselfamidcalm nightandsolitude, listening to aroar ofthe
windwhichdiedheavilyawaythrough the forest. Hestaggeredagainst
the rock,andfeltit chillanddamp;whileahangingtwig, thathadbeen
all on fire, besprinkled his cheek with the coldest dew.
breakfast and meditatehissermon, and bestowed a blessing, as he
the holywordsofhisprayerwereheardthrough the openwindow.
“What Goddoththe wizardprayto?” quothGoodmanBrown.Goody
Cloyse,that excellentoldChristian,stood in the earlysunshine ather
own lattice, catechizing a little girl whohad brought hera pintof
morning’smilk.GoodmanBrownsnatchedawaythe childasfrom the
graspofthe fiend himself.Turningthe cornerbythe meeting-house,he
spied the headofFaith,withthe pinkribbons, gazinganxiouslyforth,
andburstinginto such joy atsight ofhimthat she skipped alongthe
street and almost kissed herhusband before the wholevillage.But
GoodmanBrownlooked sternlyandsadlyinto herface, andpassedon
without a greeting.
HadGoodmanBrownfallen asleepin the forest andonlydreameda
wild dream of a witch-meeting?
Beit soif youwill;but,alas!it wasadreamofevilomenfor young
the Sabbathday,whenthe congregationweresingingaholypsalm,he
withpowerandfervid eloquence,and,withhishandonthe openBible,
deaths,and offuture blissormiseryunutterable,then didGoodman
Brownturn pale,dreadinglest the roofshouldthunder downuponthe
heshrankfrom the bosomofFaith;andatmorningoreventide,when
the family kneltdownatprayer,hescowled andmutteredto himself,
long, andwasborneto hisgraveahoarycorpse,followed byFaith,an
agedwoman,andchildrenandgrandchildren,agoodlyprocession,be-sidesneighborsnotafew, they carvednohopefulverseuponhistomb-stone, for his dying hour was gloom.
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Excellent Quality / 100% Plagiarism-FreeWe employ a number of measures to ensure top quality essays. The papers go through a system of quality control prior to delivery. We run plagiarism checks on each paper to ensure that they will be 100% plagiarism-free. So, only clean copies hit customers’ emails. We also never resell the papers completed by our writers. So, once it is checked using a plagiarism checker, the paper will be unique. Speaking of the academic writing standards, we will stick to the assignment brief given by the customer and assign the perfect writer. By saying “the perfect writer” we mean the one having an academic degree in the customer’s study field and positive feedback from other customers.
Free RevisionsWe keep the quality bar of all papers high. But in case you need some extra brilliance to the paper, here’s what to do. First of all, you can choose a top writer. It means that we will assign an expert with a degree in your subject. And secondly, you can rely on our editing services. Our editors will revise your papers, checking whether or not they comply with high standards of academic writing. In addition, editing entails adjusting content if it’s off the topic, adding more sources, refining the language style, and making sure the referencing style is followed.
Confidentiality / 100% No DisclosureWe make sure that clients’ personal data remains confidential and is not exploited for any purposes beyond those related to our services. We only ask you to provide us with the information that is required to produce the paper according to your writing needs. Please note that the payment info is protected as well. Feel free to refer to the support team for more information about our payment methods. The fact that you used our service is kept secret due to the advanced security standards. So, you can be sure that no one will find out that you got a paper from our writing service.
Money Back GuaranteeIf the writer doesn’t address all the questions on your assignment brief or the delivered paper appears to be off the topic, you can ask for a refund. Or, if it is applicable, you can opt in for free revision within 14-30 days, depending on your paper’s length. The revision or refund request should be sent within 14 days after delivery. The customer gets 100% money-back in case they haven't downloaded the paper. All approved refunds will be returned to the customer’s credit card or Bonus Balance in a form of store credit. Take a note that we will send an extra compensation if the customers goes with a store credit.
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