In "Young Goodman Brown", what are the stages of Brown's gradual disillusionment? And why doesn't Brown turn back, as he resolves to do?

In "Young Goodman Brown", what are the stages of Brown's gradual disillusionment?

And why doesn't Brown turn back, as he resolves to do?

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Brown enters the forest on a journey of personal discovery, an introduction into the world of the less.than.perfect.  He moves from people he knows in the village to members of his family right on to F/faith at the climactic scene at the "black mass" in the forest.  The closer the person is to him, the more his disillusionment grows.  Lost of his F/faith is the...

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