As it appears in life, as well as in fiction, evil is in human nature. Man can fall under evil influence by his own will, like Montresor from “The cask of Amontillado”, or due to his curiosity, like Goodman Brown from “Young Goodman Brown”. We must strive not to fall under its influence, whether on our own accord or taking revenge for the wrongs done to us by others.
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Hawtorne, N. Young Goodman Brown. Web. 9 Feb. 2012.