Puritans in Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” and “The Minister’s Black Veil”
Hawthorne’s short stories “Young Goodman Brown” and “The Minister’s Black Veil” deal with both the religion of his Puritan ancestors and his view of this religion. Discuss it.
How do these stories reflect Hawthorne’s views on Puritanism or religion in general? In other words, how much faith (no pun intended) does Hawthorne seem to have regarding organized religion or religious leaders specifically? If there is a difference in how he depicts religious leaders in these stones, what is the reason for the difference? Provide the arguments.