Day 2

Young Goodman Brown and Other Hawthorne Short Stories Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What "deeply impressive moral" might this story present to the reader?

    Answers may vary. Students may choose to focus on Aylmer's narrow view of beauty and how he projects that on Georgiana. They could also choose to duscuss Aylmer's over-reliance and over-confidence in his own scientific pursuits, as well as his own perceptions of reality. Students could also choose to discuss the ways in which Georgiana becomes unwound by Aylmer's perceptions of her, or how she is willing to change herself to make him happy.

  2. 2

    What does Georgiana seem to think is the role of a good wife?

    Answers may vary. Georgiana believes the role of the good wife is to meet her...

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