Hypocrisy of the world.
There are many situations when people are faced with hypocrisy. In some cases hypocrisy can change a person for the worst or, in contrast, make a person stronger in his or hers beliefs. In other words, hypocrisy is pretending to be what one is not, or feel what one does not. People who say that they have never engaged in hypocrisy would be ultimate hypocrites. The story “ Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorn focuses on a problem of hypocrisy and how it forces the main character to lose his trust, but most important his “faith” in himself, his wife and his community. Hypocrisy changes “Goodman Brown” for the worst.
Things may not always be as they seem. It is always hard for a person to admit that he or she is not what he appears to be. It is even harder to say with confidence that others fake it too. People have to admit that is very easy to judge someone for hypocrisy; at the same time, it is always hard to do because at some point many of us become hypocrites.
Goodman Brown is a good and innocent puritan. He gets recently married. He has a young wife whose name is Faith. Goodman Brown is invited by his trusted religious leaders to joint them in their trip to the forest. He does not know what to expect. He is very curious and is tempted to go on this last errand for him before his marriage will take over. Despite his wife’s disapproval, he is leaving her, trying to convince himself that it is going to be an innocent trip. At the same time he takes a “dreary road” and keeps thinking “after that one night I’ll cling to her skirts and follow her to heaven”. He understands that what he is doing is wrong according to the Puritans’ beliefs; he even says to himself that neither his father nor his grandfather “went on the wood on such an errand”. In addition, they were good Christians, but he is the one who” ever took this path and kept”. However, during his journey through the wood, Goodman Brown finds out that not only his...