He did everything others and society told him to do when he was growing up only to realize later that nobody actually cared about him. The young man is unhappy and depressed because he does not like the person he has become. "All I 've ever wanted was something to live for... I 've been basing my life upon what others think" (Tatum 9, 11). The young man has let others dictate his life for as long as he could remember; he wants something to life for, he doesn’t want to live the life society has created for him.
Instead of being free like he thought he would be, Tom is trapped by the memories of his sister. He says “I tried to leave you behind me, but I am more faithful than I intended to be! Tom is a character many people in this generation can relate to. Although the play was written many years ago Tom is just like any other millennial from this day and age. He basically hates his job because it’s not fun.
He had transformed from an innocent young man and into a unfaithful, dark man who trusted no one. This experience changed him so much, he gave up the one thing he truly believed in; Faith. Young Goodman Brown has taught readers about how easily an experience can change who a person is. Someone could be so pure, but changed in an instant, if the right experience occurs. When Goodman first adventured through the forest, he planned on returning home, still very pure.
He is happy with the community and his faith until his trip. Upon his discovery of Satanic acts of the community, he becomes an evil himself. When Goodman comes back he thinks he is better than the rest and judges everyone instantly. Young Goodman Brown fails the test of the devil completely not only because he loses his faith in living life, but also he has no hope after life since he became an evil.
The point in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" when Brown proclaims "My Faith is gone!" marks the crisis point of the story. Brown's faith in God completely disappears here. This point eventually leads Brown to distrust everyone that he knows and sends his life into a downward spiral of despair and fear. Even though Brown's experience in the forest changes him, this change is only on the surface, and deep down Brown is still the same man he was before.
Despite the physical pain that had embedded him for many years, he endured. He had care for others as well, as well he was a fool. But he didn’t want any of his acquittances or friends to know, because he wanted to blend in as a common individual, where he wanted no one to worry about him, treat him with care, or yet, sympathize for him. As he grew, the pain grew. As he got to meet and acquainted with many more, he spoke little.
Along the way toward achieving their goal, they violate ethics, which, in turn, change them as people. Despite the two novels possessing differences, they coincide in many aspects. When Pip acquires the money from the unknown benefactor, he moves away under Jaggers guidance and seldom returns to his hometown. In the beginning, his reasons for coming back were to visit Joe, Biddy, and Miss Havisham, but eventually he changes and seeing the people previously so important to him appears to become a chore. This is ironic because, before, he looked up to Joe, and regarded him as a father, now he refuses to see him on account of Joe being a common blacksmith.
Goodman Brown becomes paranoid about everyone in the village including his wife, Faith. He also becomes corrupted and unable to focus on his religious activities that he has always done before. Fundamentally, faith is something that Brown gave away freely to anyone but, rather, should be given moderately. Works Cited Hawthorn, Nathaniel. "Young Goodman Brown" The Norton Anthology of American Literature.
For years, his constant aim for success had been successful. However, as the story progressed everything he knew started to fall apart. After discovering what has happened to Sonny, the narrator makes it seem as if he does not care and does not want interference in the life he has worked so hard to create. This is proven when the narrator discusses what has happened to Sonny with one of his brother’s friends. As shown through this quote, the narrator is not concerned about what has happened to his brother and believes it is not his responsibili... ... middle of paper ... ...rcome his own sufferings rather than trying to block them out.
His stories where not just stories they were the truth, the truth that people were not ready to hear. Like when he told Victor his father’s heart was weak and wanted to leave him and his mother. Victor probably did not believe him but he was right. What people did not understand was that his stories were messages he had to deliver from the spirits and that is why he always retold the same stories. The messages had to be delivered but no one was listening.