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Phillip s war. They were my good friends, both; and many a pleasant walk have we had along this path and returned merrily after midnight. I would fain be friends with you, for their sake. (Hawthorne 192) The reference to Brown s ancestors shows that he is not the only one who has taken this path. It shows that even the people he would never have suspected to take the same path as him actually have to his surprise. These people are just the everyday person showing everyone will take the journey of life and all will be tempted by evil. But even though some might lose their faith, the can still get it back. This is shown in reference to where Hawthorne threw in that it might have just been a dream. Had goodman Brown fallen asleep in the forest, and only dreamed a wild dream of a

witch-meeting? (Hawthorne 199) this only shows that even though Goodman brown was tempted by evil and may have lost his faith, he also had later gotten it back.7 Works Cited Hawthorne, Natheniel. Young Goodman Brown. The Norton Introduction to Literature. 7th ed. Eds. Jorome Beaty and J. Paul Hunter. New York: Norton, 1998. 34e