Neither Hester Prynne nor Goodman Brown appear to be capable of believing wholeheartedly in the piety of the Puritan community. What experiences make them doubt the ideals of their religious neighbors?

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Goodman Brown initially appears to be a pious individual, but over the course of "Young Goodman Brown ," it becomes clear that his faith is tied up in the faith of others in his community. While it is ambiguous whether the events of "Young Goodman Brown" are a dream or not, as he...

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