In “The Minister’s Black Veil”, Mr. Hooper’s wife begs him to take off the veil but to no avail. The secret sins symbolized by the black veil, he wears will not go away on earth so in turn he refuses to take it off. As a result, his wife leaves him. In “Young Goodman Brown”, Goodman Brown leaves his wife, Faith, at night. Goodman Brown is leaving because he wants to commit an evil deed in the night.
These acts show that he does not come from a family of "good Christians" (312). When Goodman Brown's first excuse not to carry on with the errand proves to be unconvincing, he says he can't go because of his wife, " ‘Faith. It would break her little heart; and I’d rather break my own’ ” (313). At this point the devil agrees with him and tells him to turn back and then points to a figure of a woman on the path.
Rosemary image cannot fight to get rid of her husband and weird neighbors who always worship devils, is representative of female inequality. There are many times she tries to run away from her own house but failed, then she has to accept the fact that she still has to go on with that life with her husband who just only cares his own career. Besides, this film is about a secret religious organization, specifically the antichrist and the worship of demons. The final scene of the film when Satan worshippers gather at Minnie and Roman's house shows that suspicious of Rosemary about the devil and the strange phenomena she has during pregnancy are true. Although, the film has the appearance of Rosemary husband, there is no love present there, or rather, no love comes from the husband.
Hamlet desperately is in need for Ophelia's love yet she just distances herself from him, which triggers him into a belief that she betrays him. When in reality she is just in fear of her father and brother since she's been asked to break up with him. While Ophelia just obeys her father Hamlet on the other hand just goes along with his act of losing his mind and doesn’t pay any heed to her. Ophelia felt caught up in all this she was alone, and the one person she has love for betrays her. Hamlet confesses his love for Ophelia after knowing of her death' 'In the graveyard, Hamlet is confronted by Laertes that he never loved Ophelia.
John, as mentioned in the last paragraph, is also at fault when it comes to the lack of communication in his relationship with Ann. He’s described by Ann as slow and not good with conversation. He’s a very work driven man, and it makes it difficult for him to sit with Ann and have a nice, relaxed conversation. Ultimately, because he is a farmer, he doesn’t have many chances to have a nice long talk with his wife, so the lack of communication is not solely Ann’s fault. John, after discovering that his wife has cheated on him after 7 years of marriage, doesn’t confront her.
When Goodman Brown sees Faith’s pink ribbon caught on a branch in the forest, he loses it and his faith weakens. He cries, “My Faith is gone!” (Hawthorne 85). By saying this, Goodman Brown also means that his faith in God is gone along with his wife since his wife symbolizes his own faith. He goes on by saying, “There is no good on earth; and sin is but a name. Come, devil; for to thee is this world given” (Hawthorne 85).
Although he felt guilty leaving his Faith back home in their early stage of marriage, he justifies this guilt by swearing that after this night he will "cling to her skirt and follow her to heaven." However, will there be another day for Goodman Brown to share his life with Faith? Although his faith, described with "pink ribbon," is sincere, pure, and innocent, is his will stong enough to walk though "a dreary road, darkened by all the gloomiest trees of the forest?" Goodman believes nothing can tempt his faith, not even a devil. Upon entering the forest he is suspicious of every rock and tree, thinking something evil will jump out at him.
Hawthorne portrays Faith, Young Goodman Brown’s wife, as clingy and obsessive, not wanting her husband to go, in order that she will not be left alone. Hawthorne states, “he looked back and saw the head of Faith still peeping after him, with a melancholy air.” The scene of Goodman Brown leaving depicts Faith as an innocent young girl empty without her husband. Through Goodman Brown’s journey through the forest he stumbled upon a ceremony, inference can be made that a Satanic ritual was taking place. In this moment, Goodman Brown’s view of innocence has been destroyed, seeing the evil within society. Brown tones in his anger on the behavior of the women of the village, particularly Faith and Goody Cloyse are seen for their wrongdoing, which may have been only in his dream.
Goodman Brown’s wife is his only salvation for Heaven, and once Faith is taken away from him, he finally recedes into his evil nature. If Goodman brown’s inner purity was stronger, he would have never subsided to the evil, and he would have been able to resist it—instead he becomes a cynic. Goodman Brown loses his faith because everything he has known about his pure religion becomes a lie in the woods. All of his untainted friends are revealed to be a part of the devil’s worshippers. Even Brown’s wife turns out to be one of the sinners which is the moment he loses all faith.
He sees his wife as all that is good and when he realizes that she too has made a pack with the devil he cries “my faith is gone…There is no good on earth.” This makes Brown a stern, sad and distrustful man. I think Hawthorne was saying th... ... middle of paper ... ...ersion experience. Whether or not the meeting in the woods existed is not important. Puritans required their followers to doubt themselves and their community so much that a reality in which they could be good and trustworthy did not exist. It also taught that you could not trust anyone.