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This dark Romantics story develops through the clue of Goodman Brown’s gradual giving in to evil from the corruption of his wife and the encounter of the devil

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This dark Romantics story develops through the clue of Goodman Brown’s gradual giving in to evil from the corruption of his wife and the encounter of the devil, all major characters’ are also set as a symbols to reveal the conflict of good and evil in all people, though in the author’s view, evil usually takes over.
Overall, this masterpiece of Hawthorne’s has applied the portrayal of characters and development of conflicts sophisticatedly, and brought the reader to came up with the author’s main idea and themes along the reading experience. Hawthorne makes the reader to ponder upon the true essence of human nature, yet at the same time warned us not to block out believing in goodness and light while resisting the dark side of mankind.