Evil is mankind's nature: How the use of religious symbolism of faith and the devil caused Goodman Brown's despair from within, in the story of Young Goodman Brown, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It's only natural that our curiosity has caused some, to fall victim to form evil and temptation. Goodman Brown's sin runs in his bloodline.
[...] The urge to sin is so strong because it runs in Goodman Brown's bloodline. This urge takes him one step closer to his despair within because evil is mankind's nature. It is evident that the lonely traveler in the forest with Goodman Brown is the devil. Nathaniel Hawthorne uses religious symbols as indirect characterization to introduce the devil to the reader. Such symbols include the walking stick of the traveler that resembled a snake that smiled and that the devil knew all the sins that were committed by Goodman Brown's father and grandfather. [...]
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