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Puritan Beliefs

- The Puritans once held a position of power among the religious world. Their beliefs were strict and they did not compromise their morals or standards for any outside individual. In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the Puritan religion reflects the attitude and values of the common man during that particular time period. The main belief among the Puritans was that they were God’s chosen people. In their eyes, they held supremacy over the average man. They believed in Pelagianism based on the Doctrine of Elect....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne, Literature]

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Giving Back To My Community

- My plan after college is to become a Sociologist or a Social Worker. With a college degree in one of these areas, I hope to impact my community in various ways. First, with the knowledge obtained from college, I hope to counsel with young people who are on the verge of going astray. In today's society, there are so many negative factors that influence young people. I want to help them understand the importance of setting goals and striving to become productive citizens. I also want to give them a sense of hope that with perseverance, they can become great role models for other young people....   [tags: Contribution to My Community]

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Downfall of Puritan Society

- Puritanism was the foundation of seventeenth century New England society. Religion played a key role in all aspects of settler’s lives and was the main factor in law-making. Puritan New England was ruled by theocracy where most of the power was held by full male church members. The settlers were expected to follow an austere Puritan lifestyle and live by its strict moral code. It was a hierarchical society wherein the most successful, well-know people received special privileges and held the most power....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Puritan Culture

- The Puritan pilgrims as a society based many of their practices and customs on religion. Once in America and away from the prejudices they faced in England they were able to freely practice their beliefs as they saw fit. This led to a very strict society in which members were expected to live and behave according the theological rules which they had set for themselves. This strict society also directly influenced the way children were brought up and educated in New England. Since the pilgrims followed the writings and teachings of John Calvin they believed all men have predetermined destinies set for them at birth by God....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Benefits of Community Service

- A typical school day for many University students consists of sitting in a classroom and listening to a lecture. While there is great value in this style of learning, my community service work has taught me the many benefits of learning not only from professors, but also from fellow classmates, partners in the community, and individuals at volunteer sites, regardless of their age or educational background. It has also taught me to be an active member of our community and to share the burdens and responsibilities that goes along with that role — caring about the living conditions of others....   [tags: Community Service Experience Paper]

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Community Service: Giving Back to the Community By Volunteering

- “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” ― Barack Obama It all started when I was in high-school. I volunteered at Helping Hands, Meals on Wheels, and Habitat for Humanity. These volunteering experiences opened my eyes to the needs of my community and the many opportunities for community service. After high-school, I started volunteering with a variety of organizations....   [tags: Contribution to My Community]

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Puritan

- US History Essay During the seventeenth century, the Puritans landed in New England to form the Massachusetts Bay colony. John Winthrop, the first Governor of the colony, saw the place as a political and religious refuge. He described it as “a city upon a hill.” In England, the Puritans were not free to practice their faith and were persecuted by the Anglican Church. The Puritans wanted to create an ideal society where they could practice religion at will. These people risked everything just so they could freely practice their faith....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Meaning of Community

- The Meaning of Community Community is defined in two different ways. The Universal English Dictionary describes a community as 'a society or body of persons living in the same place, having the same rights, privileges, and interests, and acknowledging the same laws.' Another definition by the Oxford English Dictionary describes it as 'common character or commonness.' Even though these are different ways to describe this word, their meanings are quite similar and are used greatly in their own ways with everyday life....   [tags: Definition Essays Community]

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Community Service Essay

- People’s lives are changed every day by their actions and experiences. This past summer, I participated in a community service project, an experience that opened my eyes in many ways. I was a volunteer at the County Memorial Hospital. In my time as a volunteer at the hospital, I was able to meet patients and staff members from all over the world and learn about their life experiences. Listening to all of their stories has made me truly appreciate everything which I have. One experience that I will always remember is the day I was running errands and had the opportunity to meet a very special patient....   [tags: Community Service Essays]

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The Puritan Dilemma

- The Puritan Dilemma I. Subject. This book is a short biography about John Winthrop. In this book Morgan outlines how Winthrop struggled with the dilemma, first internally, as he dealt with the question of whether traveling to the New World represented a selfish form of separatism, the desire to separate himself from an impure England, or whether, as he eventually determined, it offered a unique opportunity to set an example for all men by establishing a shining city upon a hill, a purer Christian community in the Massachusetts Bay Colony....   [tags: John Winthrop Puritans England Essays]

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The Joy of Community Service

- Never in my wildest dreams would I have even begun to imagine that community service could  be such a rewarding experience. As the oldest child I never had the opportunity of having someone that  could help me with my homework, play with me and help me when I needed something. My parents  once in a while could help me with homework, but once we moved to the United States I was definitely  on my own considering my parents didn’t know enough English to help me. From this moment forward, I  can say I’m very proud of myself for being where I am now without any help throughout my school  years....   [tags: Community Service Essays]

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Puritans and the Puritan Church

- The Puritans were a group of Separatists that believed the Church of England still supported some Catholic Church policies. Puritans were radical leftists that acquired a charter from the Virginia Company in 1619. This time period was significant because Charles I was the king and dismissed Parliament. Charles I also sanctioned anti- Puritan persecutions, which caused the Puritans to be afraid for their lives and religion. The Puritans did not go to America for religious freedom, but for a place to practice their own religion....   [tags: religion, american history]

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The Power of Community Service

- "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill "If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way." - Buddha In 2014, I traveled to New Orleans for a National Youth Gathering. Some 30,000 students and advisers donned orange t-shirts and fanned out across the city to serve. Our group was assigned the task of clearing roadsides and medians. We spent the day picking up trash and removing cat claw, an invasive and difficult weed....   [tags: Community Service Essays]

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Hester Prynne as Puritan Victim in Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter

- The Scarlet Letter - Hester Prynne as Puritan Victim   In the first several chapters of The Scarlet Letter we can understand Hester Prynne to be a good but misunderstood soul. Labeled as an adulteress, she is the victim of the Puritan lifestyle. A person with many positive traits, she is treated as a terrible person for one unholy act. Far from the evil woman that some of her neighbors see, Hester is a strong, proud and loyal person who resists the worst influences of her community.  Once Hester has begun to wear the scarlet letter in public and is interrogated, she holds out against the preachers in a great display of strength....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Puritans in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... Instead of executing Hester, the Puritans looked upon her with mercy. With Hester’s actions contrasting differently with the majority of Puritans she stands out among the crowd. While Hawthorne utilized this character as an aid, he also contrasted the cruel Scaffold with the basic structure of a Romantic plot. The plots usually demonstrate romantic love, honor and integrity, and idealism of self (Strickland) while being arranged around crisis moments (Strickland). By combining Puritan characteristics with Romantic in the plot and characters help highlight the two worlds that lived together....   [tags: love, realism, romantic]

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Puritan Values in America Today

- Purely Americans The Puritan people migrated to what is now present-day America due to their persecution in Europe. Their religion observed many beliefs that did not agree with other European Christians. These ideals stayed with the Puritans as they settled in America to build their idealistic, utopian society. Even though Puritan society was largely unsuccessful in meeting their expectations, several of their fundamental values are still exemplified by Americans today. These beliefs included the dislike of anything dull, an intense hatred of tyranny, and the idea that America is a shining example for the rest of the world to follow....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Puritans: Fanatic or not?

- The Puritans: Fanatic or not. A religious fanatic is someone who takes his or her religion to the extreme, letting it control everything in his or her day to day life. The Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay colony are a prime example of this extremist view of religion. They had com plete religion based lives including the laws that they wrote, the way they treated outspoken women, and the way they treated people of other religions. The Puritans, for the most part, were good people, they just went way too far when it came to their r eligious beliefs....   [tags: essays paper]

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Evolving as a Society: Puritans in the New World

- The Puritans believed that when evil things happen, it is because of an act committed which deeply offended God. John Winthrop warned his fellow Puritans about this in his sermon, "A Model of Christian Charity." He points out that their main goal in sailing across the Atlantic Ocean was to become a "city upon a hill" and purify the Church of England. He condemns those making the journey for anything other than this—such as increasing their wealth or other economic gain. However, much to the disdain of Winthrop, many Puritans indeed did make the journey to New England for reasons other than religious freedom....   [tags: Religion, Freedom, Beliefs]

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Puritan effect on Literature

- Literature has always revealed a great deal about the attitudes and beliefs of different cultures. Puritan authors in the late 17th and early 18th centuries wrote poems, persuasive speeches, stories, and first hand accounts that reveal their thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. Described especially was the Puritan’s deep regard for religion and their fear and love of God. William Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation was written in 1630 as a description of Bradford’s experiences in the New World. The main purpose of his account was to persuade those who remained in England to come to America....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Hypocritical Judgement of Puritans in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... However, because of this decision, she is not only tormented publicly, but also mentally as well. Mentally, she must keep her feelings for him hidden and carry the burden of knowing her secret lover’s true identity. On page twenty-two, during Hester’s inquisition, Hawthorne shows how Hester feels about her secret lover by having her say, “And so far as the name is concerned, I will endure his agony as well as mine. He may reveal himself if he wishes, but it would not be appropriate for me to do so.” However, Hester is not the only one who stands on the scaffold....   [tags: scaffold, torture, punishment]

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Forced to Choose Between Morals and Society in The Puritan Dilemma by Edmund S. Morgan

- ... This woman was known as Anne Hutchinson, a Puritan spiritual adviser. Anne Hutchinson arrived in Boston in 1634. Her ideas created a great deal of conflict which eventually caused her trial and exile. Her believes were that the Holy Spirit existed in various people and were able to communicate through them, which to the Puritans, was a crime and a sin. Puritans believed communication is only achieved through the bible and nothing more. After the trial of Anne Hutchinson, the Puritans saw it as a sign from god that it was his doing, protecting the colony....   [tags: sin, spiritual, religious]

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The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- Many years ago, the culture and atmosphere was amazingly different. The expectations of people and communities are extremely high. During the Puritan times, many laws and regulations existed pertaining to government, religion, and witchcraft. In the play, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, the one word that best describes the Puritan beliefs and the community structure is strict. The Puritan government during the time of this play is a theocracy—a government of God, run by the town’s minister....   [tags: puritan beliefs]

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Giving Back to the Community

- I intend to give back to the community by combining knowledge obtained from the study of Psychology with the leadership skills I have gained by working in a tutorial program into a wide scale program for underprivileged school children of my community. I plan to seize this immense educational opportunity with intellectual curiosity and maintain a high grade point average as I have done throughout the four years of my high school education of numerous honor courses in order to attain the knowledge to implement an organization to provide a positive learning environment for young children with special emotional, educational and financial needs....   [tags: Contribution to My Community]

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Puritan Society In Hesters Life

- The Godly beliefs and punishments followed by the Puritans stemmed from their English experience and complete involvement in religion. The Puritan society molded itself and created a government based upon the Bible and implemented it with force. Hester’s act of adultery was welcomed with rage and was qualified for serious punishment. Boston became more involved in Hester’s life after her crime was announced than it had ever been before—the religious based, justice system formally punished her and society collectively tortured her....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Puritan Myth

- The Puritan Myth The Puritans cam to America in the late 1500's and early 1600's for the freedom to practice their own religion. Their whole way of life was based off of their strict religion. They had a fait-based theocracy. The puritans where to follow the bible strictly. That was not always how it was. The "Puritan" lifestyle which they where expected to follow was really a myth. Merriam-Webster states that a myth is an unfounded or false notion. Many of these people where portrayed in the play by Arthur Miler called "Crucible"....   [tags: Papers]

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Torment and Suffering in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorn

- Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter is one of the most famous American author of all American literaturary history. The novel is treated as one of the greatest novel in American literary history. In the sotry, Hester, the main character of the novel, is condemned to wear the scarlet letter "A" on her chest as a permanent sign of her sin. The author describes torment suffered by Hester and her partner of the adultery, the minister Arthur Dimmesdale in the later years. The story begins at the end of Hester's imprisonment after her affair and through many years to her final acceptance of her place in the community as the wearer of the scarlet letter a symbol of shame....   [tags: puritan society, slavery, letter A]

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Many Different Religious Views

- There were many different religions that came to the Americas during its beginning. The majority of the different religions moved to separate parts of the colonies. Each religion came with its own set of morals and beliefs. The structure of the home, town, and church were not the same between religions, even those that were technically following the same belief system. These different religions in early American times, such as the Quakers and Puritans, formed diverse cultures and ways of live that were viewed during colonial times....   [tags: colonies, faith, puritan]

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The Life Style of the Puritans

- The Puritans were English Protestants that came to America around 1630. John Winthrop led the Puritans to America in hopes of creating a pure Christian society separate from the authority of the State and the Church of England. They followed the beliefs of John Calvin who preached predestination. Under Calvinism each individual is born being chosen by God either for eternal salvation or damnation. The Puritans modeled their lives, both personal and within their communities, after the New Testament....   [tags: religions, prayer, purification]

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The Puritan Experiment

- The Puritan Experiment The Puritan experiment carried out in New England was a failure. The reason for this was that the people simply lost faith. The contradictions in the religion and the general feeling of betrayal caused the people to reject the ideals that were once held as sacred and perfect. The puritan religion was based on several tenants that, for a most part, contradicted each other. Man's fate was said to be pre determined and salvation was out of his control, but at the same time, man was expected to live a near perfect lifestyle for no truly justified reason....   [tags: Papers]

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Witchcraft Hysteria in Puritan New England

- Witchcraft Hysteria in Puritan New England In 1692, the problems following Massachusetts’s change from Puritan Utopia to royal colony had an unusual increase in the witchcraft hysteria at Salem Village (now the town of Danvers). Although the belief in witchcraft had started a huge problem in Salem, almost 300 New Englanders (mostly lower class, middle-aged, marginal women – spinsters or widows) had been accused as witches, and more than thirty had been hanged. With this issue in Salem all superiority in its scope and intensity....   [tags: American America History]

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The Puritan Community in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- The Puritan Community in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter, a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorn takes place in Boston of 1640 of Puritan community. It shows a dark, gray, violently moral society found as a kind of Puritan Utopia. The main characters in the story are Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth. This novel illustrates the effects of sin on the heart and minds, how a person's downfall may be caused by the destructive human emotions of hidden guilt and revenge....   [tags: Papers]

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The Gay Community And The Lgbt Community

- Would you be comfortable handing out nude pictures of yourself to strangers on a busy street. Or would you be okay with knowing that hundreds of individuals in your area have seen you at your most vulnerable state. This is an issue that I have become all too familiar with in today’s society, especially in the gay community. In the gay community, the “hook-up” culture has become the norm of relationships and is now something the world identifies the LGBT community with. This issue has been thrust upon and adopted by the LGBT community through history and is now sustained and made even more accessible through the use of mobile apps....   [tags: LGBT, Gay, Gay community, Bisexuality]

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Puritan Society in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Puritan Society in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne In The Scarlet Letter, life is centered around a rigid Puritan society, where one is unable to express his or her innermost thoughts and feelings. Everyone needs the opportunity to express how they truly feel; otherwise the emotions stay bottled up until they become explosive. Puritan society however did not permit this kind of expression. People had to seek alternative means of relieving their personal anguish and distress. In the Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne provides a refuge, in the form of a forest....   [tags: Papers]

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The Puritan Movement Of The Massachusetts Bay Colony

- When the Massachusetts Bay Colony was established in 1630 with the goal of escaping the corruption of the Anglican Church, the colonists quickly established the precedent that Puritanism was the only righteous form of Protestantism. This belief continued for many years and consequently spurred a number of conflicts between the Puritans and other religious groups that were deemed as threatening to their ideals. Following the Great Migration in the mid-1600s, the Puritans exercised a strict devotion to their religious beliefs in order to “purify” the Anglican Church, thus making Massachusetts Bay Colony an unwelcoming environment to religious dissenters....   [tags: Puritan, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Bay Colony]

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William Bradford And The Massachusetts Bay Colony

- In 1620, seeking refuge from persecution in Europe, William Bradford and his small colony of one-hundred and three Protestant separatists, later known as the Pilgrims, arrived in New England to found Plymouth Plantation. Winthrop established the Massachusetts Bay Colony, now known as Boston, as a theocracy, where elected leaders such as Winthrop himself made decisions with the advice of the clergy based of their belief of pre-destination and enforced strict religious laws upon all people who lived in the colony....   [tags: Massachusetts, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Puritan]

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The Community College Leadership Program

- Description In 2013, Dr. John McKay came to Sandhills Community College to recruit students into the Wingate University Doctorate Program. In addition, it is felt that McKay’s major rationale for visiting SCC to recruit was because the program at Wingate University specifically targeted the community colleges – it was the Community College Leadership Program. Listening to McKay’s speech about the Community College Leadership Program was exciting – it was far from an elevator speech, although elevator speeches are excited as well....   [tags: College, University, Community college]

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Puritans And The Puritan Colonies

- In the mid-seventeenth century, a large number of English Puritans settled in North America, the Puritan people group was separated into two gatherings. Chiefly in New Britain Puritans were by and large individuals from the Congregation of Britain who trusted the Congregation of Britain was deficiency Improved and who along these lines restricted imperial clerical arrangement under Elizabeth, James, and Charles I of the British colony. Most Puritans were "non-isolating Puritans", which means they didn 't Have any supporter setting up independent assemblages unmistakable from the Congregation of Britain; a little minority of Puritans "isolating Puritans" who upheld setting up gatherings outsi...   [tags: Massachusetts, Massachusetts Bay Colony]

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Reason And Significance Of Salem Witch Trials

- To understand the reason and significance the Salem Witch Trials hold, it is important to know what life was like in the sixteenth century. The Salem Witch Trials occurred due to tension reaching its peak in Salem, Massachusetts that effected women even to this day. In the year 1629, Salem was officially established located on Massachusetts north shore. Most of the settlers were English or of English decent and as a result they carried over many English laws. Also in the year 1629, England issued a charter that allowed young Salem the right to self-govern....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Puritan, Witchcraft, Salem]

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The Puritan's Beliefs on Self Reliance

- The Puritan's Beliefs on Self Reliance Are we or are we not. That is the question. Does the current generation of Americans have the same values and morals of the Puritans of the 1600’s. Some would say yes and others would say no. This paper will show both sides of the argument. It will discuss whether or not we share the values of self-reliance and honesty like the Puritans treasured. This essay will discuss the importance of the family and home to the Puritans and compare that to today’s standards....   [tags: Puritans Self Reliance Morals Essays]

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Puritans and Puritanism

- Puritans and Puritanism This essay addresses the questions: What is Puritanism. What is the meaning of puritanism in American history. What is the Covenant as Puritans understood it. How were their ideas about the Covenant applied to their experience in America. Puritanism is one of the most important aspects of the American culture. Many of this country’s beliefs come from puritanism background. What is Puritanism and the meaning of it in American history. Puritanism is a term that originates from the religious group called the Puritans....   [tags: American History]

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The Truth to the Puritanism Lifestyle in American Literature

- The Truth to the Puritanism Lifestyle in American Literature There are many suspicions about weather Puritanism is accurately depicted in books. This should clear things up a bit. The depiction of the puritan life style in American Literature is in some ways inaccurate but it is mostly accurate. The Puritans' were very religious but their family and social traditions were vaguely addressed. In literature such as The Scarlet Letter, The Crucible, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God", "The Devil and Tom Walker", the Puritan lifestyle is mostly accurately depicted even though some things were left out....   [tags: Puritan]

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The Virginia Colony And Puritan New England

- While the individuals in the Virginia colony and Puritan New England immigrated from the same country, they both shared unique differences while maintaining some similarities. The Virginia colony provided a large source of tobacco after John Rolf was able to plant some seeds that he took from Spain. Around this time period, John Winthrop and a group of Puritans settled north of Jamestown in order to escape religious tensions in England. Puritan New England had a large emphasis on religion, while the Virginia colony was primarily focused on economic gains from cash crops, like tobacco....   [tags: Puritan, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Bay Colony]

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Women in Colonial America

- Women in Colonial America When women first arrived to the new colonies, many did not have the money to pay in order to get off the boat. This forced them into 4-5 years of servitude. Women would then be free to search for a husband. In Colonial America, the social status of citizens was based on financial standings, ethnicity, and religious beliefs. Social class was a determining factor of opportunities available to women. They had considerably greater rights than their counterparts in England, however women faced the strict rules and discrimination of a predominantly Puritan society....   [tags: equality, Puritan society]

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Community Service: The Joy of Giving

- "This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in." - Theodore Roosevelt As Secretary of the Debate Club of my high school, I was assigned the job of picking a community service project for the Club to participate in. Our school was having a “service day” and different classes and clubs were picking various projects around the community to do on this day. Some groups were going to play with kids at Safe Place, while others were serving food at the Soup Kitchen, and still others were volunteering to pick up trash around neighborhoods....   [tags: Community Service Essays]

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The Salem Witchcraft Trials During Colonial Massachusetts

- In Salem England, the Puritans encountered a number of hardships such as economic instability, political struggles, and social frustration. The families that inhabited Salem were large and everyone was highly educated. In the Puritan community, men were encouraged to take up a trade or earn their way into a skilled profession an early age. As a result, men were the leaders of their homes and in the community. Women were educated in a variety of subjects but they were unable to attend college. They were expected to have an educational background in order to pass on knowledge to their children at an early on....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, Puritan]

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The Puritan Family

- The Puritan Family Edmund S. Morgan's The Puritan Family displays a multifaceted view of the various aspects of Puritan life. In this book, we, the audience, see into the Puritans' lives and are thereby forced to reflect upon our own. The Puritan beliefs and practices were complicated and rather "snobbish," as seen in The Puritan Family. The Puritans were "Christians," in that they believed in Jesus Christ yet some may argue that they did not lead "Christian" lives....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Puritans ' Responsibility For Hester 's Change

- Overall the puritans had a major twist for the novel and for Hester herself. Law is equal as the religion rules in people’s lives. In the novel, Hester Prynne changes from a passionate mother to a colder, austere skeptic of the Puritan society around her. The Puritans’ responsibility for Hester’s change conveys how passion cannot exist in Puritan society. Hester gains some of the community’s respect with her charity to the poor and her outward conformity to Puritan values, but the scarlet letter causes her to have a colder demeanor than before....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne, John Winthrop]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter

- Charley Haas Period 5 How Dualities Shape Pearl and Hester Oscar Wilde once said, “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” When Wilde says this he is referring to the good and bad, or dualities, in everything. In the Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne uses dualities in two of the most important characters, Hester and Pearl. He uses these dualities to shape the characters emotions and actions as they are oppressed and isolated by the society around them. In the Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne uses dualities to show how it is imperative for Pearl and Hester stay true to themselves instead of conforming to societal standards....   [tags: Puritan, The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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The Scarlet Letter, By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Some people find nature an escape from civilization. The wild, unsettled territory beyond the city or town limits may symbolize freedom and unconformity. This was true in the Puritan society in the 1850s, where citizens were heavily restricted by their theocratic government. However, in the woods outside of town the rules of the community no longer applied to them, and they could act freely without fear of judgment or persecution. By utilizing specific natural attributes, Hawthorne accentuates the story he wants to depict to his readers....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne, Puritan]

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The Role of Women in the 17th Century

- In 17th century Euro-America Puritan society believed that men played a patriarchal role upon women, and that this role was instituted by God and nature. The seniority of men over women lay within both the household and the public sphere. The household, immediate family living in the same dwelling was subject to the male as head figure of the house. The public sphere also known as the social life within the Puritan community consisted of two echelons. These echelons consisted of formal and informal public....   [tags: Puritan Society, Government Ties]

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John Winthrop 's The New World

- John Winthrop and a group of puritans set sail from England in 1630 for the new world in search of religious freedom. They believed that they were blessed people, chosen by god to create the ideal city. They created the Massachusetts Bay colony to be a shining example for all future colonies to admire. They where to be considered “the city upon the hill”, serving god as a society rather then as individuals. Americans today also tend to believe that the United States is somewhat of a role model for the rest of the world....   [tags: United States, Puritan, American exceptionalism]

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Community

- Community The point that community has an important effect on the shaping of a person’s character is key in both Pythia Peay’s essay, “Soul Searching” and Winona LaDuke’s interview transcribed in essay form entitled, “Reclaiming Culture and the Land: Motherhood and the Politics of Sustaining Community”. The two authors present ideas, similar and different, of what it means to live in and be a part of community. Through examining these two essays, summarizing and synthesizing, we can gain a better understanding of what community is and how it affects those within it....   [tags: Community Communities Essays]

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The Scarlet Letter, By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- “You shall not commit adultery” (Exodus 20:14). In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, The Scarlet Letter, a woman named Hester, who is abandoned by her husband for two years, is having an affair with the pastor, Reverend Dimmesdale. Hester gives birth to a daughter while her husband is away which leads people to believe that she is having an affair. The Puritans’s view of sin is very strict, so they believe Hester deserves a terrible punishment.Hester keeps the father hidden from the knowledge of the townspeople, so she receives the brutal punishment by herself....   [tags: Puritan, The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Community Service in Secondary Schools

- In the media report selection process, many forms of media were considered including; news reports, news articles, as well as pages from websites. With many areas to consider, a great deal of searching and contemplation was brought forth. Eventually, two news articles were selected that showed a variety of opinions and topics of discussion relating to community service in secondary schools. Both articles were interesting and relatable to Chapman students. The first news article selected is titled, “New Study Reveals High Schoolers are More Career-Minded Than College Students.” The article was written by Vicki Salemi and obtained online from Media Jobs Dailey....   [tags: highschoolers,college students,community service]

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Punishment of the Puritans

- Humanity is complex, to say the least. We are capable of committing acts that can either be benevolent and selfless, or sickeningly heinous. One of the most renowned shows of cruelty at the hands of people are the various punishments dealt out by the Puritans. Arriving in the Northeast, their “purer” form of Catholicism significantly shaped the lives of Americans in the 17th and 18th centuries. To control their communities they used unjust and unnecessary means, all justified by their deluded religion....   [tags: Puritans]

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The Puritan Conundrum By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- The Puritan Conundrum Throughout Hawthorne’s short stories which examine secret sin based in Puritan societies, the protagonist, Mr. Hooper, a preacher in Milford, describes to his wife “Do not desert me though this veil must be between us here on earth” (32). Hooper who has arrived at a point where his community and wife have abandoned him while on his deathbed realizes that he is deserted because of his secret sin. This description of utter loneliness is in contrast with Hawthorne’s portrayal of Hooper, who once was a prominent priest in the Milford area....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown]

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Life in Puritan Times as Shown in "The Crucible"

- Imagine living a life full of hypocrites, but those same people are supposedly Godly Christians. Living in the Puritan times was not always easy. These people were Christians that were punished for making a single mistake, only to be humiliated when a wrongdoing occurred. In the spring of 1692, witchcraft hysteria swept the entire town of Salem, Massachusetts. This caused twenty people to be executed and 150 others were placed into jail. An estimated one to nine million Europeans were accused of being witches....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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Puritan Literature

- Puritan values, ideas, and beliefs are evident in the works of Anne Bradstreet, William Bradford, and Jonathan Edwards. Through her poetry, Bradstreet reveals her Puritan values and ideals. Bradstreet was aware of a woman’s role in Puritan society and tried to portray herself as a humble, pious, obedient, and modest wife. William Bradford’s work also encompasses beliefs, values, and ideas of Puritan life. One can see that in Bradford’s writing such as Of Plymouth Plantation, Bradford emphasizes Puritan suffering specifically through the Mayflower journey and how, with the grace of God, they prevailed....   [tags: Values, Ideas, Beliefs]

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The Puritan Movement

- Introduction Persecution for your beliefs or the desire for purity within the church is not something that most modern day Christians are familiar with. In a day and age when most people change churches like they change their clothes (for the most flippant of reasons) it’s hard to conceive of the type of dedication, conviction and faith that our early Christian forefathers had when they first came to America. In the pages that follow we will briefly examine some of the causes and conditions which led to the Puritan migration of 1620, while also observing the distinctions which set them apart from their contemporary counterparts....   [tags: Religious History ]

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Comparing the Puritan Setting in Scarlet Letter and Minister's Black Veil

- Impact of the Puritan Setting Upon the Characters in The Scarlet Letter and The Minister's Black Veil This essay will examine the thematic relevance to the Puritan setting and its impact upon the characters and their development in both "The Scarlet Letter" and the short story, "The Minister's Black Veil." These two texts detail an accurate portrayal of what I assume the Puritan community to represent. This is partly because of the Puritan background within the works, but also considering that the main characters of these are deeply rooted within the Puritan faith and are, in different ways, in the public eye and are under separate scrutiny as a result of such....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Legal Rights For Puritan Women

- Imagine living in a society where one’s rights were restricted. The legal rights for Puritan women were very limited. Women were not able to accomplish many things that the women of America can today. They were not able to be the income producers of their homes. Women were mainly responsible for taking care of their homes, husbands, children, and farms. Women were considered to be weak and they were second to their husbands. During this time, the men were leaders and they made all the decisions....   [tags: Poetry, Puritan, Writing, Literary technique]

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The Piece I was Missing: Community Service

- I have always considered myself a very promising student. I have worked extremely hard and received high grades. I have a close knit group of friends and my teachers and I have mutual respect for each other .Although I would consider myself at this present stage ‘fulfilled’ something was missing. I realized it wasn’t a materialistic aspect of my life. Through a tragic incident I finally discovered what fit perfectly in that vacancy. The consecutive hospitalizations of my grandparents evoked great pain and sorrow....   [tags: Community Service,]

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A Travel Of Time : The Modern Puritans

- A Travel in Time: The Modern Puritans Psychology powerfully decodes the framework of perspective. Today, a branch of psychology known as “color association” is taking root: why do we comprehend colors as we do. ----- Case in point, red symbolizes sin in America, but to fully understand America’s unspoken culture protocol, one must first understand why America perceives red in that regard. To do so, one can trace back to the Puritans of colonial New England, whose lifestyles are illustrated in Nathaniel Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter]

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Life as a Puritan

- While I'm sitting here at my computer, in my air conditioned home, with the radio blaring and the t.v. on downstairs, I try to imagine how life was as a young Puritan. To be honest, I don't think I could live a week the way they do. I could try but it would be excruciatingly difficult. The Puritans didn't have all the luxuries we have today. They were told many things by preachers such as Jonathon Edwards, who lit a candle of fear in their minds. If I was alive to hear Edwards preach, I'd certainly have to question myself....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Should Community College Free?

- In our American society it is the role of the president to devise plans that will benefit our society as a whole. He might suggest that he has this plan to solve global warming our maybe he has concerns with the way a certain policy should be. Like presidents of the past president Obama has concerns and changes of his own he would like to put into place. Community colleges offer a wide range of degrees for cutting edge technical careers in today 's industries that help bridge opportunities to higher economic class....   [tags: Higher education, College, Community college]

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Hospitals Giving Back To the Community

- In the healthcare world, it is tough for low-income families that have health issues to seek immediate care. There are expensive medical bills and demanding health insurance policies to stress about. Many of these families do not have the available resources for overall wellness and do not have access to education about medical conditions. During hospital stays, doctors diagnosis patients and nurses provide treatments along with a follow-up plan. This is done so patients know what to do once they leave the hospital....   [tags: Contribution to My Community]

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Witchcraft And Its Influence On Society

- Witchcraft is undoubtedly, a very fascinating topic that was most of the time misunderstood by society. Even though it was a greatly misunderstood topic, it shaped politics, many aspects of the law, religion, and some other important factors into what they are today. The Puritan worldview was heavily influenced by the church and their Christian beliefs. Many historians state “Puritan laws were extremely rigid and the members of society were expected to follow a strict moral code.” This is why the witch scare was taken so seriously and the punishments were always so harsh....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, Puritan, Salem]

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The Gay Community And The Lgbt Community

- Typically, if enough demand exists, a business will enter the market to fill that niche. These businesses may start out small, but many eventually flourish and are able to accommodate communities. The gay community was not a market of individuals who were specifically targeted until the middle of the 20th century. In the postwar decades, businesses that catered to the gay community existed and provided a variety of products and services. These included providing information about gay social locales, and gay periodicals....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Gay, Gay community]

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Community College: The Beginning of a Success Story

- For the past few decades, receiving a college education has been a stressed importance in today’s society. However it is often misunderstood that attending a 4-year school is the best and only way to go. Following this belief, many students attend these schools with out being academically, financially, or mentally prepared. Unfortunately students like this have failed to over look the more realistic options available to them, such as community college. Junior college is a resource available to anyone regardless of his or her previous academic performance....   [tags: Community Colleges]

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The Scarlet Letter, By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Nathaniel Hawthorne’s family background greatly influences the themes and central conflicts within many of his works. Growing up, Hawthorne learned of his ancestors’ lifestyle and their devotion to the Puritan religion. The constricting and harsh values of the religion troubled Hawthorne, and his guilt for his ancestors’ way of life translates into his literature. Hawthorne’s use of the theme of religious hypocrisy impacts the characterization and in turn the plot of many of his works, including The Scarlet Letter, The Minister’s Black Veil, and Young Goodman Brown....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter, Puritan]

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The Puritans

- The Puritans I. The history of the Puritans The Puritans didn't give themself this name. At first it was used to humiliate the Puritans. But after a while they adopt the name for themselves. The name comes from the word pure and has the meaning "clean", "unspoiled", "proper". The Puritans origins are in England during the early 16th Century. The Puritanism was a form of protestantism in England. The Puritans are people, who believes in predestination, because of their religious conflict with the church of England and as a result of the persecution they were forced to leave England....   [tags: History Puritans Research Paper]

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Religious Persecution And Historical Accounts Of Abuse

- Religious persecution and historical accounts of abuse of power paint the pages of world history. In the early 17th century the Puritans fled England in exile to escape the religious persecution and corrupt rule of King Henry VIII. During the first large-scale migration from England to the new world, John Winthrop gave his sermon “A Model of Christian Charity” to share his (and God’s) vision of a colony built on a foundation of purity, goodness, and most importantly Godliness, where all of mankind may live in harmony....   [tags: Puritan, Massachusetts Bay Colony]

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Puritan Escape from England to the Netherlands

- ... The Puritans believed that women, children and servants should be obedient to males or the head of the household and subservient to their husbands authority. In exchange for a safe haven and a roof over their heads, they were expected to obey their husbands and be thankful for their position. Even though women were considered inferior, there were a few rights that they were granted. Most men would often leave the household duties to the women to delegate or complete without interference which they believed created peace between genders....   [tags: protestant, children utopia]

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Symbolism Of The Yellow Tree By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Hawthorne further employs amazing literary techniques in his novel through the use of motifs, developed by symbols within the book. One of these motifs developed through symbolism is the motif of harsh Puritan punishment. This is first seen near the jail cell in which Hester was being detained for some time prior to the start of the novel. The entryway to the prison, an “… iron-clamped oaken door…” is a symbol used to develop this motif (43). The symbol lies in the word “oaken”, which, as stated previously, the oak tree a strong symbol for the Puritans and their practices....   [tags: Puritan, The Scarlet Letter, John Winthrop]

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What Were The Salem Witch Trials?

- Whether you would like to believe it or not our country has some very dark history ranging from the use of children in factory’s, to keeping and enslaving human beings. Although there is a more disturbing and more sinister part of our history. We refer to this as the Salem witch trials occurring in Massachusetts between 1692 and 1693. You might have heard of this from your history class, more than 200 people were accused of witchcraft and therefore killed. Although it spanned form a very short period of time it’s still a very important and deep part of our history....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, Puritan, Magic]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- For an attempt to purify a religious community of sin, the Puritans in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, have numerous faults due to their blindness of their own hypocrisy. Starting at the beginning of the text, women begin gossiping about Hester. The women talk about how Hester will cover her letter, how they wouldn’t take mercy on her as the magistrates have and how Reverend Dimmesdale,”her godly pastor, takes it very grievously to heart that such a scandal should have come upon his congregation” (Hawthorne 53)....   [tags: Puritan, The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Salem Witch Trials

- As flawed people, achieving perfection is an impossible task. Yet, despite this inevitability, individuals strive for perfection only to reveal and witness imperfections. The Puritan lifestyle attempted to achieve this unattainable mission by setting strict morals upon the people of Salem, Massachusetts, however they struggled to do so. Salem faced a major change as a result of the Puritan ambition. Because of their thought on the ideal community as a straitlaced society, those who portrayed an imperfect model were to be isolated....   [tags: Puritans]

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The Crucible: Good Puritan or Good Person?

-                  In The Crucible, Arthur Miller portrays the two main characters, John Proctor and Reverend John Hale as "good men". The term "good men" in this play is ambiguous.  Reverend John Hale was a good man in the sense of being the perfect and good citizen of Massachusetts in the 1600's.  He was pious, adherent to the laws and beliefs, and a good Puritan Christian.  John Proctor, on the contrary would not be considered the greatest citizen. He was not so religious, nor the perfect Christian, and was not so adherent to the Puritan's laws and beliefs....   [tags: Arthur Miller]

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The Scarlet Letter And The Minister 's Black Veil

- She is sitting alone reading a book, when two boys come up to her and call her ugly. One of the boys is cross eyed and the other is completely disfigured. Hypocrisy exists in every society through judgment and people’s beliefs, in which people judge other people rather than themselves and abandon their beliefs. Hawthorne attempts to expose hypocrisy in his stories, The Scarlet Letter and The Minister’s Black Veil. In The Minister’s Black Veil, Mr. Hooper wears a black veil despite being a priest....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Puritan]

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The Unjust System of New England Puritan Court System

- ... (S G) I doe not hurt them. I scorn it. (H) Who doe you imploy then to doe it. (S G) No creature but I am falsely accused” (Linder umck.edu). This shows a trait in Hawthorne's prosecution style where he always started his examination with assume guilt, as opposed to innocence. He also seemed to be on the accuser’s side (Salem Witch Trials 1). In Puritan New England, judicial and normal practices were centered around religion. Laws were extreme and often would relate to religion. Many examples of this are present in the Massachusetts Body of Liberties which was a set of laws that governed New England....   [tags: religion, punishment, cruel]

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