The Question and Answer section for Young Goodman Brown and Other Hawthorne Short Stories is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The elements relating to dark romanticism in Young Goodman Brown are the atmosphere (dark, gloomy forest), and Goodman's fall in the face of temptation (loss of faith).
Goodman Brown is unsure whether the experience of the occult forest ceremony was real or simply a dream. Regardless, he returns to Salem a changed man, doubtful of everyone else's piety. In short, he has lost his faith in mankind, perhaps even in...
Faith's goodness and piety provide Goodman with strength, a strength that begins to wane when he becomes aware of her presence in the forest.