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.
In "Rappaccini's Daughter", Rappaccini is shown as a man so embedded in intellectual pursuits that he creates a monster out of his own daughter, Beatrice. Though it may be argued that he made her dangerous to protect her, therefore perhaps using...
Goodman leaves in the evening (sunset). Goodman is journeying into the forest.
I'm sorry, I see no evidence of either Ludlow or Elinor in the short-story, Young Goodman Brown.