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Abandoning the Puritan Past in Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

- Abandoning the Puritan Past in Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow One of the first literary movements in America was that of the Puritans. Their writing was intended to instruct on the glories of God and to instigate a reader's reflection on his or her place in God's universe. Nature, in Puritan writing, was a frightening entity. God created nature so that the Puritans (and others less worthy) could scratch out a living in this world, but nature was also where spirits, witches, and demons dwelt, waiting to tempt and afflict the righteous....   [tags: Legend Sleepy Hollow Essays]

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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 Role of the Puritan Church in the Salem Witch Trials

- The Role of the Puritan Church in the Salem Witch Trials The Salem Witch Trials were a time of confusion, where half a dozen girl accusers threw the town of Salem on its head. The end result was 19 hung and one crushed to death for failure to admit or deny witchcraft and 150 more were imprisoned throughout the course of the trial (Hall p38). The Puritans came to the “New World” for their religious freedom to fallow their ideals for a new way of life, the “perfect way of life.” They were issued charter--to live on the land--....   [tags: Papers]

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Witchcraft, An Age Old Practice

- Witchcraft is an age old practice, dating back to 15,000B.C. During this time period, most religions were polytheistic, and believed that the world was controlled by either invisible or visible powers. The people who possessed these special powers and used them to help others were known as witches and were granted high social status. Those who possessed these powers, but used them for evil received a death sentence. When Christianity grew in popularity in the 1200s, people started to believe that witches were evil and should be put to death....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, Puritan, Salem]

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Hester vs. the Community in The Scarlet Letter

- Hester vs. the Community in The Scarlet Letter          Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter seems to be created around Hawthorne's obsession with the forbidding quality of the scarlet "A", the symbol from which the novel takes its title. Rrom the rose-bush which Hawthorne selects a flower from as an offering to the reader(1) to the "elfish" child Pearl, every aspect of the story is drenched in this letter's scarlet hue. Perhaps this repetition reflects Hawthorne's own repressed desires, as some critics suggest(2)....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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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 Salem Community, Corruption And Corruption

- In the Salem community, corruption already existed with the rumors circulating around the community about witchcraft. Mrs. Putnam confirms the existence of these rumors when she sent her daughter to conjure the dead with Tituba—a slave known for her witchcraft. Her Husband, Thomas Putnam, decided to take advantage of these rumors and persuade Reverend Parris and the rest of the town of the existence of witchcraft in Salem. In act one, while Reverend Parris was denying the accusations of witchcraft in Salem, Thomas Putnam and his wife convince him otherwise....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Witchcraft]

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Analysis of Norman Bryson´s Hawthrone´s Illegible Letter

- Literary fiction’s success and popularity can be designated to its capacity to comfort generations of readers conditioned to believe that uncertainty is synonymous to weakness. Stories that offer a sense of order, a substantial plot with an ending that allows closure, are commonly enjoyed for their stability. However, we see that the books that withhold relevance and constant observation decades after their creation typically offer audiences an experience completely unique from this assumed standard of literature....   [tags: stories, classic, community, humanity]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne's Literature During Early America

- Nathaniel Hawthorne's literature exhibits the influence of many factors. Much of his literature addresses Puritan culture in early America, commonly focusing on the shortcomings and hypocrisies that became apparent during the numerous witch hunts. Many of his works are allegorical, using the Puritan setting to portray his own ideas about ancestry, history, and religion. While The Scarlet Letter and House of the Seven Gables are among Hawthorne's most known works, he produced a large sum of work, including many famous short stories....   [tags: puritan culture, church, protestants]

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A Time For New Beginnings

- The 1600’s was a time for new beginnings. Everything was still fairly new from the tradable goods being discovered to discovering new parts of the “New World”. People were still trying to get used to the land, the native americans, and even the difference in climate. With everything still being so new a man by the name of John Winthrop thought this would be the perfect opportunity to build the perfect city based around the puritan religion. He referred to it as the “City Upon a Hill” because he wanted it to be the town that the other neighboring towns look up to and strived to be like, there for spreading and expanding the puritan religion....   [tags: Puritan, Religion, Thought, Boston]

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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 Threat of Anne Hutchinson

- The Threat of Anne Hutchinson Questions: What had Anne Hutchinson done. Why was Anne Hutchinson such a threat to the Massachusetts Bay colony. How was Anne Hutchinson's trial an ordeal for her and how was it an ordeal for the community. Anne Hutchinson, for centuries now, has been seen as a woman who paved the way for religious freedom. She was a great leader in the cause for religious toleration in America and the advancement of women in society. Anne Hutchinson was "a magnetic woman of extraordinary talent and intellect" as well as a woman "who quickly gained respect among Boston's women as a midwife, healer, and spiritual counselor" (AP, p....   [tags: Religion Puritan]

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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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Characters versus Community in O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

- Characters versus Community in O Pioneers. by Willa Cather In the novel O Pioneers. the author Willa Cather?s vision of Alexandra Bergson is consistent in character treatment with other authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne (Scarlet Letter), and Stephan Crane (Maggie: A Girl of the Streets). In each novel, all authors possess a central character that has an obvious tension between themselves and their community. Unlike the previous authors, Cather?s sympathies lie toward Alexandra. She makes Alexandra seem artificial because she has given a woman (also being her main character) strength and courage, along with power to overcome those who wish to pull her down....   [tags: Willa Cather Pioneers Essays]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne has a strong focus on religion and the effects that it has on the people of a community. Depending on a persons perception of the Bible, their view of how life and faith should work could be entirely different from someone else’s. This is clearly shown in the various sects of Puritanism because out of all religions similar to catholicism and christianity, it was by far the most strict. This is because the founders of the Puritan religion interpreted the Bible and how faith should work differently than the leaders of the other religions....   [tags: Puritan, The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Colonization Of The Americas Became Increasingly Popular

- As colonization of the Americas became increasingly popular, people of different backgrounds began travelling to America with different motivations. The Spanish conquistadors, for example, came to spain in the fifteenth century in search for wealth in gold and silver. Meanwhile, missionaries, also from spain, came for the completely different motivation of looking to spread Christianity each setting up very different styles of settlements. The Puritans in England first came in 1620 in a joint venture with the Virginia Company due to religious persecution under King James I....   [tags: Puritan, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Religion]

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Salem Witch Trials And Religious Extremism, Fear, And Delusion

- The unknown in the universe makes humans uncomfortable. Throughout history, people have emerged with answers to mind-boggling universal life questions. Why do humans exist. Are supernatural forces real. How was the earth created. People have attempted to answer these questions with science, theories, and most of all religion. But humans don’t always get the answer to the mind-boggling universal questions right. Salem’s colonial witch trials were horrific examples of religion encouraged by fear of the unknown and imagination....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, Puritan]

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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 Sinful Minister By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- The Sinful Minister In the 17th century, religion was a major principal that consumed people 's lives. In this particular community, there was a young, handsome minister that was highly worshipped due to his passionate feelings toward the Puritan faith. Everyone gazed upon this greatly respected reverend named Arthur Dimmesdale, aspiring to be him. Little did they know that the entire time that they idolized him, he was hiding a sinful secret that would relentlessly haunt his soul for the rest of his mortal life....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter, Puritan]

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The Scarlet Letter

- Throughout Hawthorne’s novel, “The Scarlet Letter”, conformity and individuality play a big part within the Puritan society. Many of the characters are faced with the choice of conforming to the Puritans beliefs, which would ultimately prevent a person from having his or her own identity. Throughout “The Scarlet Letter”, most of the characters are required to conform to what the Puritan society wanted while others ventured out on their own to in order to create their own individual identity. In the end, a few of those who had made the choice in the beginning to conform to what the Puritan society believed was acceptable regretted their decision and in order to find peace within, became ind...   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, individuality, puritan]

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Free Spirits And The Defiance Of Society

- Free Spirits and the Defiance of Society Women, due to their free spirits, can possess more human qualities than men, which seduces men into jealousy of the beauty of “feminine” nature. Men, particularly in the colonial era, tend to dominate women in terms of power, whether the scope of the power resides in the household or in elected office. The colonial era, in the sense of gender indifference and distinct social roles, parallels the social animosity of the Hawthorne’s era, the 1830s. As home-based labor and self-sufficiency decreased and community labor increased, men obtained more economic opportunities in their labor, which resulted in the further degradation of women into objects (Mar...   [tags: Puritan, The Scarlet Letter, Child, Humans]

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The New England And Chesapeake Region

- Throughout the 1600s and 1700s, the English nation began colonizing a large part of the American East Coast. Even though the New England and Chesapeake regions were both settled by the English, the two regions developed differently due to the contrasting reasons for settlement. The settlers in the New England region sought out religious freedom opposed to pursuit for economic liberty in the Chesapeake region. The different reasons for settlement caused the two regions to have many unique variances and similarities in their religious beliefs, financial goals, and toleration....   [tags: Puritan, Massachusetts Bay Colony, England]

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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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Women By Anne Bradstreet And Margaret Fuller

- Women have faced oppression in the literary community throughout history. Whether they are seen as hysterical or unreliable, women writers seem to be faulted no matter the topics of their literature. However, Anne Bradstreet and Margaret Fuller faced their critics head-on. Whether it was Bradstreet questioning her religion or Fuller discussing gender fluidity, these two women did not water down their opinions to please others. Through their writings, Bradstreet and Fuller made great strides for not just women writers, but all women....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Puritan, Woman]

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Hawthorne Critiques Puritan Society in His Works, Young Goodman Brown and The Scarlet Letter

- Nathaniel Hawthorne Critiques Puritan Society in His Works, Young Goodman Brown and The Scarlet Letter Many American writers have scrutinized religion through their works of literature, however none had the enthusiasm of Nathaniel Hawthorne. A handful of Hawthorne's works are clear critiques of seventeenth century Puritan society in New England. Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown and The Scarlet Letter illustrate his assessment by showing internal battles within characters, hypocrisy in religious figures, atypical punishment for crimes, and accenting women's roles in Puritan society....   [tags: Young Goodman Brown YGB]

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Puritanism Covenant And The Perfect Society In New England

- When the Puritans came to New England, they came to settle with a clear society in mind. Not only would this society be free from the persecution that they endured in Old England; it would be free to create what the leader of the religion referred to as a "perfect" society. In their attempt to escape the persecution they had come so accustomed to, they set up their own rigid belief system based on the inclusion of the human soul and the exclusion of everything else as being unimportant (Wolff 14)....   [tags: Covenant Idea and Puritan View]

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In what kind of community does Arthur Miller root John Proctor?

- In what kind of community does Arthur Miller root John Proctor. In Arthur Millers Salem the community is very religious and pious. They might be religious but their actions are bad. The community is a puritan community this means that they are keen on helping the church or making it better. The community is lead by the church so it is a theocracy. Only by one example you can see how religious the community is because the church leads it. The community is scared of other people coming and changing the whole way of their lives so they want to keep their way to themselves....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Salem Witch Trials Of Salem

- The Salem witch trials took place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. It was an outbreak of one Puritan accusing another, hearings, trials, and executions of the people found guilty of witchcraft. One day, three teenage girls claimed to be possessed and were throwing violent fits consisting of vomiting, choking and hallucinations. Were they just bored, or was something really going on. The Puritan society was very patriarchal meaning their society relied heavily on the men in the families. The eldest male in a family was the head of the house and held all of the power, leaving the women to raise the children and teach them about God....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Puritan, Witchcraft, Satan]

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The Evidence Of The Salem Witch Trials

- A diverse array of historiographical arguments concerning the preliminary causes of the Salem Witch Trials have emerged subsequently to their occurrences, clashing along a vastly debatable spectrum of economic, social, and political influences. (cite) Escalating accusations backed by miniscule evidence reaped terror among the Salem community. No one was truly immune to an accusation, and being accused had a high probability of devastating one 's reputation for the remainder of their lives. Conversely to the linear notion of believing a singular cause was responsible for the atrocities among the Salem community, an intertwined network of various tensions set the anemic foundation for a monstr...   [tags: Salem witch trials, Puritan, Witchcraft, Salem]

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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 Restoration Period: Reviving The Drama Scene

- The Restoration Period, lasting from roughly 1660 until 1710, was a time of renewed interest in the theatre due to European monarch Charles II’s revival of the theatrical scene in England, Scotland and Ireland. While the Restoration Period is a broad term coined for the renewal of the English monarchies and leaders in these areas, Restoration theatre, and more specifically a comedic style of theatre that came to prominence with explicit content known as Restoration Comedy, were important aspects of the period until its end in 1710....   [tags: charles II, european monarch, puritan regime]

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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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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 Wonders Of The Invisible World

- Written in the late 17th century, “The Wonders of the Invisible World” by Cotton Mather is a timeless work in which he wrote against the presumed witchcraft that was taking place at Salem, Massachusetts. At the time, descendants of the puritans that arrived with the Massachusetts Bay Colony believed that Satan was real and he wandered this earth; therefore, the supernatural was part of everyday life. Prominent puritans believed God was the only thing protecting them. Puritans ascribed their losses and misfortune to external forces conspiring against them....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, Puritan, Woman]

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The Crucible

- Religious people rely on other people judgements or people would rely on religious people. For instance people in the “Crucible” believed Reverend Hale accusations and judgements on other people. Reverend hale lied to get all of these people to get the people he didn’t like in trouble. Reverend Hale put his mind and used his religious powers to get what he wanted. At the end he realized everything he was doing was wrong and innocent people were dying. One of the reasons for his change of mind was the confession of John Proctor....   [tags: Puritan Culture, Salem Witch Trial]

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The Puritan Settlers Of Massachusetts Bay

- The Puritan settlers of Massachusetts Bay were among the first Europeans to take root in the new world. They carried with them not only the physical amenities that would help them survive their harsh new landscape, but also a set of values that would come to define this original settlement and America’s collective mindset for centuries to come. Through comparing the settler Puritans of The Wordy Shipmates with other accounts of the Puritans beliefs, it becomes clear that their most influential lasting legacies on America can be found through their educational values and the mindset of Puritan (and later, American) exceptionalism....   [tags: Puritan, United States, John Winthrop]

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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 Is Not, Hester, The Worst Sinners

- Mutaharah Wani Socratic Seminar 1."We are not, Hester, the worst sinners in the world. There is one worse than even the polluted priest. That old man 's revenge has been blacker than my sin. He has violated, in cold blood, the sanctity of a human heart. Thou and I, Hester, never did so!" Crime can be defined as an action or omission that constitutes an offense that may be prosecuted by the state and is punishable by law. While a sin can be defined as an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law....   [tags: Puritan, The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Native American Relations With Puritan Settlers

- Most people think European-Indian relations were solely based on war. This might be true for many of the tribes and Europeans, but it was not the case for the Puritans and Indians living in Massachusetts. These English and Indians lived together peacefully for several years and helped each other survive. The Puritans and Indians had a good relationship for the most part, but they did have issues. The first time these two groups met was mostly about curiosity. For the first few weeks after the English landed, the Indians and Puritans hid from each other....   [tags: Puritan and Indian Relationship]

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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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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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The Puritan Story

- The puritan story was a story of many things; from the landing of the first group of puritans in New England, to the formation and trouble of the bay colony bible commonwealth, to the puritans versus Indians, ending with the New England family. This story wouldn’t be anything without the help of the one and only King Henry VIII. It was King’s, tie breaking with the Roman Catholic Church in the 1530’s that launch the reformation of the protestant church. The reformation of the church led to a group people to seek the purification of the English church, theses people were known as the “puritans”....   [tags: History Colonies 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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A Critical Response to Hawthorne’s Puritans

- Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) is critically acclaimed for the portrayal of New England Puritans in his fiction. The grim picture of the rigid and forbidding Puritan community in his works reflects the widespread attitude towards Puritans, yet Professor Deborah L. Madsen, in her paper, “Hawthorne’s Puritans: From Fact to Fiction” claims that this monolithic portrayal of Puritanism results in a ‘powerful misrepresentation of the actual puritans [and] of the dynamics of Puritan theology’ (Madsen 1999, p 510) ....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]

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The Salem Witch Trials of 1692

- Salem Witch Trials of 1692 Events that began in late 1691 may have been escalated due to religious discord, economic failure or fear of attack by local Indians that allied with French and Canadian communities. Is there a scientific reasoning behind this or was the puritan lifestyle and fear of the French and Indian wars raging less than 70 miles away elevating the communities fear of the devil infiltrating their small community. I will show how politics, social acceptance and the constant fear of attacks may have escalated the pursuit and conviction of these “so called” witches. Looking at this puritan society, we may learn how small fractures in the community may be construed as an atta...   [tags: The Puritans]

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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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How Does Anne Bradstreet 's Poetry Reflect Puritan Thinking?

- 1. To what extent does Anne Bradstreet’s poetry reflect Puritan thinking. Marriages in Puritan society were based on the biblical scripture; ‘wives submit to your husbands’ , with the sincere belief that women were to subject to the husbands and support their needs before their own. ‘My Dear and Loving Husband’ captures Bradstreet’s relationship with her husband as it is plain and simple. Typical of a Puritan marriage, Bradstreet submits to her husband and shows her duty in loving him. ‘If ever man were loved by wife’ then wife is never loved by man but endures to find happiness in submitting to her husband....   [tags: Puritan, Marriage, Husband, Life]

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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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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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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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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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A Community Meeting At The Community

- Although many of them exist, not all of them are common everyday activities for many of us. Living in Boston, it is very clear that there are residents who are involve in their community and even form community forum; attend community meetings; and are very involve on making a change in the town they reside in, but for the rest of us it is not very common given on which part we live in and our everyday life. For this assignment, it was very hard to find a community meeting to attend even though I am part of a sorority and hold our own meetings about the kind of things we would love to do for the community we are based on but I wanted to attend something bigger, something that was more hardc...   [tags: Health, Nutrition, Boston, Community]

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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 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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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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Community Service And Public Service

- Community service. (What community service would you do) All throughout the world there is community service, and some have to do it because they broke the law. Others do it because they feel like helping out the community and want nothing in return. Mostly the people who have to do community service are people who break the law, and to pay back the community for their crime they have to do community service. Now they are making it a requirement for high schoolers to do some sort of community service to graduate....   [tags: Community, Community service, Community Service]

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A Model of Christian Charity

- In 1630, the Massachusetts Bay Company set sail to the New World in hope of reforming the Church of England. While crossing the Atlantic, John Winthrop, the puritan leader of the great migration, delivered perhaps the most famous sermon aboard the Arbella, entitled “A Model of Christian Charity.” Winthrop’s sermon gave hope to puritan immigrants to reform the Church of England and set an example for future immigrants. The Puritan’s was a goal to get rid of the offensive features that Catholicism left behind when the Protestant Reformation took place....   [tags: Puritans]

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A Research Approach On The Concept Of Community

- The paper will now introduce a further analytical approach in addition to its previous profile. The second part will seek to find the bona fide implications of the concept of ‘community’, followed by reaching a conclusion as to whether a sense of ‘community’ as such is present in the chosen area. Why define community. In today’s society, the usage of the word has been overreached and its saturation has left the modern society to develop the concept of community more around interests rather than locality (Durkheim, 1964)....   [tags: Sociology, Community, Community building]

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Sinfulness of the Puritans in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- Sinfulness of the Puritans in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne brings to The Scarlet Letter a notion of sin and guilt that seems to stem from his experience and knowledge of Puritan theology and religious practice. In "The Custom House" Hawthorne communicates his apprehension for the persecutory impulses of his ancestors who "have mingled their earthly substance with the soil, until no small portion of it must necessarily be akin to the moral frame wherewith, for a little while, I walk the streets" (1309)....   [tags: Scarlet Letter Essays]

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The Importance of Community in Higher Education.

- The primary trait that I lack is confidence. In my mind, others are always smarter, prettier, more driven, and just better than me. Because of this attitude, I do not usually voice my opinions, state my ideas, or take control of anything; I automatically assume that anything I say or do is wrong or stupid. Although I still need to work on strengthening my confidence, SMU’s community atmosphere, specifically the Hilltop scholars program, has given me the enormous confidence boost I need to step out of my comfort zone and make my ideas a reality....   [tags: Essays on Community]

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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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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 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 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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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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Community Identification Paper

- Community Identification Walnut Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Los Angeles County in the state of California. According to the United States Census, the population of Walnut Park was 15,966 in the year of 2010. The United States Census Bureau stated that this small land is 0.7 square miles. The surrounding cities include South Los Angeles, Huntington Park and South Gate. Walnut encompasses the following main streets: Pacific Blvd. and California St. (North to South), Broadway Ave....   [tags: Community Organizing, Community Assessment]

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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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Commitment to Community

- Commitment to community is a requirement for contemporary Americans and vital to its survival. “Love thy neighbor as thyself” is the unselfish act of sharing: from a cup of sugar to a wealth of information to the guardianship of all children involved and the protection of every individual in that said community. Whether that community consists of the “Classic Neighborhood, those with a common set of goals, or those who share a common identity” the thread that holds this matrix together is always woven into the shared identity as well as responsibility of all involved....   [tags: Community Society Sociology]

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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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Community Power and Participatory Decision-Making

- At its first level of conception, the possibilities of a study focused on the community of Bautista appeared endless; it quickly became obvious that certain preferences would need to be supported over others. These preferences provided several points of reflection based on the limitations, details, and depth facilitated by methodological choices. It is no surprise that no researcher can do a thoroughly exhaustive study that can take into account all dimensions of a decision-making process. Indeed, many challenges were met over the course of evaluating the community within the current research....   [tags: Bautista Community]

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How a Community is Built in a University

- How a Community is Built in a University Community is something you will find in any formal or informal setting where people are in the same area for long periods of time, especially on many college campuses. Community is thought of as, although different to specific individuals or subcultures, basically a group of informally bound people sharing similar passions (Wenger, 2000). Majority of universities will push the idea of “community” and “togetherness” on its students. They will do this a number of ways including, Freshman Convocation, Freshman Colloquium, and Welcome Week Activities (Nathan, 2005), just to name a few....   [tags: Community, University, College, Education]

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The Cryonics Movement and The Scientific Community

- Cryonics is a movement that is becoming increasingly popular and recognized today. For a fee of several thousand dollars, a lab will promise to freeze and preserve your body indefinitely. Proponents for this treatment believe that the ability to revive these frozen bodies will be available within a century or two. This is a bold statement considering the fact that scientists claim that the chances of this happening are extremely bleak, let alone possible. Despite the disapproval of the scientific community, many continue to support the cryonics movement and put their faith in it to restore them in the future....   [tags: Justified Beliefs, Scientific Community]

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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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Volunteering: Giving Back to the Community

- Many college students will find themselves asking, “How am I to pay for school?” and it often seems to go unanswered. In recent years, many programs have developed to offer students a solution to that problem. The solution is volunteering. Whether you have a specific interest such as disease control, developing communities, medicine, or simply to just volunteer your time, these programs offer a versatility that is unparalleled. These programs take recently graduated or current students and help them to optimize their skills in a setting in which they can grow from, all while paying off their student loans....   [tags: Contribution to My Community]

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The Deaf Community and Deaf Culture

- From antiquity, being deaf was looked upon as an undesirable and a culture which was disconnected with the rest of mainstream society. Often members of the community found themselves ostracized by members of other cultures, who viewed them with suspicion, and were thought to be possessed, or in communion, with undesirable “spirits”, particularly during the advent of the Christianity that was in practice during the Middle Ages. During this period, before the advent of Gutenberg’s metal, movable type printing press, the populace was mostly illiterate and religious texts and spiritual obligations/instructions were verbally transmitted to the people by the literate clerics of the day....   [tags: Deaf Language Community]

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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 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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Discourse Community And Literacy Sponsors

- Someone having to read sections of published accounts from the authors Brandt, Porter, Swales, or White for college reading and writing might have a moment in time when they are skimming through those such writings and asking themselves ‘why do I need to read these’. ‘Is this actually useful to this class?’ The answer is yes because though it may not make sense now these writings will come together at the end of the course and help you succeed. Discourse communities and literacy sponsors are very useful terms to know while in college reading and writing in order to understand and finish the course....   [tags: Writing, Reading, Community, Sponsor]

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The Homeless in Our Community

- Table of Contents Literature Review — 3 Methodology — 5 Findings — 6 Summary — 8 Works Cited/Works Used — 9 Appendix: Survey Form — 11 LITERATURE REVIEW In this information behavior study, our group examines the everyday information resources, needs, and behaviors of the homeless. Literature research has led us to many key resources. Important literature on our topic includes Everyday Information Needs and Information Sources of Homeless Parents, The Homeless and Information Needs and Services, and Are the economically poor information poor....   [tags: Homelessness In Our Community, 2015]

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A Community Assessment

- East Side Community Assessment and Windshield Survey According to Allender, Rector, and Warner (2014), public health is a combination of both an art and a science (2014). The mission of public health nursing is to promote health, prevent disease and ultimately prolong life (Allender et al., 2014). In order for this to occur an assessment must take place. An aggregate or community assessment begins with a collection of data. This includes: the community’s health needs, risks, environmental conditions, financial resources through local census data, and a windshield survey (Allender et al., 2014)....   [tags: East Side community assessment, windshield]

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