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Few things can stir passion, ignite anger, or form allegiance quite like religion. Multiple religious affiliations, belief systems, and experiences have created a myriad of feelings toward religion.

Literature addressing religion or aspects of religion is teaming with passion and seems purposefully to stir the emotions of others.

Different ways religion is depicted
A lonely battle – young Goodman brown
Love and knowledge – 1 Corinthians 13 and in reality, he does not speak of religion directly but the context comes from where 1 Corinthians 13 is found: the Bible. Awakening – both - albeit opposite awakenings

The faithful
– deceitful – young Goodman brown
– miserable – young Goodman brown
– the awakened – young Goodman brown
– the awakened – 1 Corinthians
– need love – 1 Corinthians

Motivated by love – both
Motivated by fear – young Goodman brown
Loss of innocence – young Goodman brown
Mysteries vs knowledge – young Goodman brown vs. 1 Corinthians 13

Use of literary devices
Uses imagery – both
Uses symbolism – young Goodman brown
Uses simile – 1 Corinthians 13
Personification – 1 Corinthians 13 (in reveres by giving humans the qualities of inanimate objects i.e. a clanging cymbal)

Why, what creates these differences
Telling a statement – 1 Corinthians 13
Open to interpretation – young Goodman brown
Characterization – only in young Goodman brown
Plot – mainly in young Goodman brown
Do essays contain plot
Setting – young Goodman brown
Do essays contain setting
Writing style – both
Distinctly different
Central theme
Symbolism and the lack there of
Public symbols – moving mountains is a symbol of great faith in Christian circles Public symbols – the serpent represents evil
Contextual symbols – interpretation varies widely as interpretation is based on reader response What affect do the similarities and differences have on the reader....
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