Reading responses

Question Description

  1. Read the following short story:
  2. Read the following psychoanalytic approach to that story:
  3. Write a two paragraph response to Weld's essay and the story including the following:
    • A one-paragraph response to psychoanalytic criticism as a valid and useful tool for interpreting this story,
    • and a one-paragraph response to psychoanalytic criticism as not being a valid and useful tool for interpreting this story.
      • the short story "Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne,
      • the psychoanalytic criticism "Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 'Young Goodman Brown': A Psychoanalytic Reading" by Marget Weld, and
      • the Bedford/St. Martin's critical approaches summary you read in the previous assignment - 1.6 Introduction to Critical Theory.
    • Use properly formatted MLA in-text citations from
    • MLA Works Cited entries for sources you quote and/or paraphrase.

Final Answer


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The “Young Goodman Brown” Psychoanalytic Reading by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne story on the “Young Goodman Brown” explains the maturation of
the young protagonist, Goodman Brown. Brown confronts his forefathers in all aspects of his
wife faith, and he occupies a significant place in the community at the end (Gale). The Sabbath
had not initiated Brown, but at the end, he is initiated by the community socially. On his journey,
he encounters the “errand” where he understands and is explained on the ancestors about their
longtime activities (Williams). Nathaniel is viewed to have understood of his ancestors who lived
ultimately ...

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