What are some examples of three ironies from "Young Goodman Brown"?

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There are several parts of this short story which draw on irony to describe Goodman Brown's reactions to what he perceives as hypocrisy in his everyday life.

The first example is that not long after he begins walking with the stranger, they come across Goody Cloyse who had taught Brown...

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There are several parts of this short story which draw on irony to describe Goodman Brown's reactions to what he perceives as hypocrisy in his everyday life.

The first example is that not long after he begins walking with the stranger, they come across Goody Cloyse who had taught Brown his "catechism in his youth."  Here is this "Godly" woman whom taught this man what he knows of God meeting with the devil himself.  The second incident of irony is when the reverend and Deacon Gookin ride by him and he overhears the Deacon tell the Reverend that he would rather "miss an ordination dinner than tonight's meeting."  Again we see men who are supposed to be the spiritual leaders of the community meeting with the devil.  A third example of irony is when Brown observes his wife "Faith" at the meeting ready to give her soul to the devil.

 

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