Faith back next character analysis if young goodman brown has a type, it's probably pure, innocent, and just a tad silly because faith is just that type she isn't really selfish or frivolous however, as a character, she sometimes seems no deeper than the pink ribbons of her cap (1) get used to these ribbons.
Goodman brown - a young resident of salem and the story’s protagonist goodman brown is a good christian who has recently married faith he takes pride in his family’s history of piety and their reputation in the community as godly men his curiosity, however, leads him to accept an invitation.
Litcharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in young goodman brown, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work “young goodman brown” is the story of how a young “good” man named goodman brown loses his innocent belief in religious faith.
In nathaniel hawthorne's young goodman brown an allegory is written to show the dangers of abandoning one's christian faith, along with black irony and an overflow of symbols hawthorne lights the narrow path of destruction that young goodman brown went down. The theme of young goodman brown is humanity's weak and corruptible nature goodman brown lives in salem with his aptly-named wife faith, whose religious conviction assures brown that she will be safe while he meets with the devil. The young goodman brown quotes below are all either spoken by faith or refer to faith for each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one.
Young goodman brown plans a late night excursion into the forest, much to the protestations of his wife, faith (yes, hawthorne hits us over the head with symbolic names. And hawthorne lays it on even thicker, by making faith's name a piece of symbolism: a devout christian like young goodman brown is driven by his family, his faith, and his faith we see that brown's reactions to faith, and to the puritan faith, sour as the story nears its end my faith is gone he cries in a fit of loneliness, and obviousness (50.
Guilt is one of the central themes of young goodman brown hawthorne explores the different stages of brown's guilt, depicting the erosion of his confidence and his loss of faith in humanity unable to share his guilt or share his suspicions with those around him, he dies bitter and joyless, having succumbed to despair.