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's entry for bewilder.
"Young Goodman Brown
(1835) is a short story by American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne. The story takes place in Puritan New England, a common setting for Hawthorne's works, and addresses one of his common themes: the conflict between good and evil in human nature and, in particular, the problem of public goodness and private wickedness." The story follows the title character into a bewildering journey
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