Young Goodman Brown

by

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Faith’s pink ribbons

Hawthorne draws attention to Faith’s pink ribbons in the story’s first few paragraphs, when she tries to convince Goodman Brown to stay at home. Delicate (Faith lets “the wind play with the pink ribbons)… read analysis of Faith’s pink ribbons

The devil’s serpent staff

When Goodman Brown meets the man whom Hawthorne later reveals to be the devil, Hawthorne draws attention to the man’s staff, which resembles a black serpent and almost seems to twist like a live snake… read analysis of The devil’s serpent staff