Social Semiotics and Efl Pedagogy: A Semiotic Visit to the Enemy within the Heart of Young Goodman Brown

KUMRA, Necat
January 2011
Ekev Academic Review;kis2011, Vol. 15 Issue 46, p405
Academic Journal
This article focuses on the semiotic reading of Young Goodman Brown, a short story Nathaniel Hawthorn published in 1835. This reading selection is highly rich in terms of symbolic codes allowing literary interpretation for the reader to develop a critical perspective in a three-step semiotic reading process. They will (1) read within the text for the sense, (2) interpret what is said by reading upon the text for the value, the theme, and (3) criticise what is communicated by reading against the text for the critique. When taken in the context of the Amduat, the night journey of the soul in the world of dead as recounted in the Egyptian esoteric lore, Young Goodman Brown can be interpreted and criticised with references to The Lost Symbol published first in 2009 by Dan Brown,centering on a twelve-hour night journey of an intellectual in Washington D.C.with the hidden codes of secret teachings of all ages scattered around.


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