What is the moral allegory and moral lesson in "Young Goodman Brown"?

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Multiple readings of "Young Goodman Brown" provide the reader with increased allegory , but here are a few that I find most striking.  Goodman Brown has already failed his conscious by taking the trip into the forest that night.  He knew with whom he was dealing and he...

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Multiple readings of "Young Goodman Brown" provide the reader with increased allegory, but here are a few that I find most striking.  Goodman Brown has already failed his conscious by taking the trip into the forest that night.  He knew with whom he was dealing and he knew he did not need to be doing it.  His Faith held him back awhile (His wife on one hand- his literal faith on the other.

Goodman Brown tries to do the bare minimum of his requirements only to find that the allure of the devil has trapped him. Early in the story, Brown says he has kept his covenant and will leave, but he stays on.

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