In “Young Goodman Brown”, symbolism is one of the key components as to how Goodman Brown struggles with his faith. For example, the story’s setting was placed in the woods because it is very dark and easy to get lost in, just like Goodman Brown did with his faith. The reason why he struggles with knowing what about his faith was good and evil was because it seemed like everything he knew and believed in was a complete lie. Goodman...
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Each of these stories has a lesson that every Christian can learn from. “Young Goodman Brown” shows that it is dangerous for Christians to lose their faith and that it is easy to be tempted by worldly desires and evil. “The Great Stone Face” shows Christians that faith comes with patience. This is something Christians need to learn because sometimes it is hard to have patience in God because we cannot see him. Finally, “The Welcome Table” shows Christians that they will always be looked down upon because of their faith, but that does not mean they need to give up and stop believing. They can all learn an important lesson from each of these stories. Keeping faith during adversities and times of doubt can be hard, but they have to remember that God is in control and knows what He is doing in their lives.
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