Young Goodman Brown and Other Hawthorne Short Stories


  • What do you think Hawthorne is trying to teach his readers about people and youth?
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I believe this quesztion was asked recently, butoce again, Hawthorne is playing on the old "I wish I knew then what I know now". The water produced an effect that, real or not, revealed a simple message: people rarely learn their lessons, and may only repeat the same mistakes when given the opportunity to relive the past.