Day 6

Young Goodman Brown and Other Hawthorne Short Stories Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What makes Owen different from the people around him?

    Owen has a delicate and artistic nature, searching beyond the ordinary for the Beautiful. Most of the people around him find security in the mundane.

  2. 2

    Would Owen have been happy if he had married Annie?

    Answers may vary. Some students may surmise that Annie would, in fact, have made Owen feel happy, grounded, and understood, and that he could have filled her life with inspiration and wonder. Some students may hypothesize that the scene in which Annie accidentally breaks Owen's delicate instrument would be repeated in various forms through the relationship, and/or that she is, in fact, more compatible...

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