Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne Source 1: Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Source 2: repent Harlequin said the ticktock man by Harlan Ellison
Source 3: the lottery by Shirley Jackson
Source 4: the end of Firpo in the world by George Sauders
Pick any two samples from the source above
In a number of these work, a single individual rebel against society and suffer defeat and death. Are these work therefore pessimistic or despairing? If not what is the purpose of rebellion, why do authors choose to bring character to such end? Young Goodman Brown, an allegorical short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, published in 1835 in New England Magazine and collected in Mosses from an Old Manse (1846).