Here is my psychoanalytic paper. At the beginning of the assignment, I read all the assigned short stories, and after I finished them all, I weaned down the options to my favorite stories. ”Young Goodman Brown” ended up winning over the others. Reading it for the third time since high school, I still enjoyed Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story. I then played with how Hawthorne’s characters related to Freud’s id, ego, and superego identities for the psychoanalyzing side of the paper. I connected the id with the Devil, the ego with Goodman Brown, and the superego with Young Goodman Brown’s spirituality. After writing the first paper and receiving comments on it, I altered the id from representing the Devil to sin, or Hawthorne’s Puritan notion of original sin. Once I made that change, on the third draft, I added in more sources to strengthen the paper as well as concretely show the Puritan notion of original sin. The paper grew smoother and felt like it had a stronger backbone. By my fourth draft, I fixed some minor errors and broke the overly long paragraphs up into more decent sized ones. Overall, I am proud of how this turned out.