Ann Hutchinson Essays

  • Relation between Pearl and Nature in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

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    the rosebush's genesis. The first is that "it had merely survived out of the stern old wilderness..."(36), while the second reason is that "there is fair authority for believing [the rose-bush] had sprung up under the footsteps of the sainted Ann Hutchinson..."(36). By Hawthorne's wording it appears as if he is emphasizing the second reason because he suggests there is "fai... ... middle of paper ... ... little girl's banishment from Puritan society she was thrown to another way of life and her

  • Free Essays on The Crucible: Ann Hutchinson Crucible Essays

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    The Crucible and Ann Hutchinson   The American weakness in times of trouble is the instinctive act of finding a scapegoat. Stemming from the Calvinistic religious beliefs of the Puritans who immigrated to America, anything that strays from the predestined lives of these puritanical people is the result of sin. The ideas of "original sin" and "predestination" are at the heart of Calvinism. Thus, the Calvinist Puritans have their lives planned out for them by God before birth and anything

  • Anne Hutchinson and the Consequences of Misreading

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    Anne Hutchinson and the Consequences of Misreading METHODOLOGY Literary historicism, in the context of this discussion, describes the interpretation of literary or historical texts with respect to the cultural and temporal conditions in which they were produced. This means that the text not only catalogues how individuals respond to their particular circumstances, but also chronicles the movements and inclinations of an age as expressed in the rhetorical devices of its literature. Evaluating

  • Essay on Shirley Jackson's The Lottery - Inhumanity Exposed

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    Inhumanity Exposed in The Lottery The story entitled "The Lottery," written by Shirley Jackson is an intriguing and shocking parable. "The Lottery" is set in a small village on a clear summer day. Written in objective third person point of view, "The Lottery" keeps the reader in suspense as the story progresses. The story begins June 27th on a "clear and sunnyfull-summer day." From the very beginning, irony occurs in the story. The author describes the day as "clear and sunny, with the fresh

  • Shirley Jackson's The Lottery and Kate Chopin's The Story of an Hour

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    person that will die by stoning. At the beginning of this story, the main character, Mrs. Hutchinson, is in favor of the lottery. The atmosphere of the town is casual yet anxious. Mrs. Hutchinson arrives late because she ?clean forgot? what day it is. This seems quite impossible to any reader that anyone would forget a day like lottery day. Her procrastination is reasonable but her excuse is lame. Mrs. Hutchinson complains that her husband, Bill, ?didn?t have enough time to choose.? And that the results

  • Power and the Group: Meaning and Contex t in The Lottery

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    Claiming responsibility would in effect threaten the entity, so instead the entity threatens the individual that says I am responsibly for myself. Groups cry out, “it isn’t fair” while the individual cries out “it isn’t right” so it was for Tessie Hutchinson. Shirley Jackson’s essay, “The Lottery” is a tale wherein an appointed official conducts a yearly lottery, presumably to ensure good crops and health throughout the village. The head of each family draws a ticket from a lottery box. One family

  • Analysis of Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

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    Within the black box are folded slips of paper, one piece having a black dot on it. All the villagers then draw a piece of paper out of the box. Whoever gets the paper with the black dot wins. Tessie Hutchinson wins the lottery! Everyone then closes in on her and stones her to death. Tessie Hutchinson believes it is not fair because she was picked. The villagers do not know why the lottery continues to exist. All they know is that it is a tradition they are not willing to abandon. In “The Lottery

  • Symbolism Of Death

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    the big day, but not knowing the big day ends in death. Mrs. Hutchinson, as is seen later, is the only one who rebels against male domination, although only unconsciously. "She tapped Mrs. Delacroix on the arm as a farewell and began to make her way through the crowd" (318). The word "farewell" is used as foreshadowing to the climax of the story (318). Normally when a person enters a crowd of people they are greeted, but not Mrs. Hutchinson for she is obviously “leaving.” Although they are gathering

  • Biography of Anne Hutchinson

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    Anne Hutchinson has long been seen as a strong religious dissenter who paved the way for religious freedom in the strictly Puritan environment of New England. Another interpretation of the controversy surrounding Anne Hutchinson asserts that she was simply a loving wife and mother whose charisma and personal ideas were misconstrued to be a radical religious movement. Since this alleged religious movement was led by a woman, it was quickly dealt with by the Puritan fathers as a real threat. Whatever

  • Hidden Horrors in Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

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    enhances this feeling with little vignettes that are almost cliched in their banality: the little boys guarding their pile of stones in the town square; the towns-people gathering and interacting with each other as if they were at a country fair; Mrs. Hutchinson arriving late because she hadn't finished the dishes; even the good-natured complaining of Old Man Warner. All of these scenes and vignettes are used effectively to put us at our ease and to distract us from the horror that is to come. In depicting

  • Traditions in A Moment Before the Gun Went Off and The Lottery

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    good thing, the winner gets to be stoned to death by the members of the community. The character that is mentioned most in this story is one by the name of Mrs. Hutchinson. Mrs. Hutchinson is a devoted mother and housewife. She is the one who eventually gets singled out to win the lottery. So it is Mrs. Hutchinson who is impacted the most brutally by the lottery. However the other people of the village are affected differently by the lottery. It is very unlikely that the

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne's References to Anne Hutchinson in His Work

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    References to Anne Hutchinson in His Work Works Cited Missing From the beginning of his writing career, Nathaniel Hawthorne has made several references to Anne Hutchinson. In fact, he even wrote a sketch called ?Mrs. Hutchinson';. Because of Hawthorne?s apparent interest in Mrs. Hutchinson, it is entirely possible that he would use her as a template for one of the characters in his many books. Hawthorne?s character, Hester Prynne, is similar in many ways to Anne Hutchinson. One likeness between

  • Progeria - Hutchinson-Gilford Syndrome

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    Progeria, otherwise known as Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome is an extremely rare, genetic childhood disorder with a reported incidence of about one in a million. Hutchinson reported the syndrome in 1886 when he found the first patient with Progeria. In 1904 Gilford described a second case of Progeria, thus creating the term to reflect the syndrome’s senile features. There are only about a hundred reported cases since the disorder has been discovered over a century ago. Currently, there are about thirty

  • Analysis Of Hester Prynne: A Symbol Of Strength

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    those in need, contrasted the belief that woman are inferior. Hester defied the outcast role society wanted her to have and turned an object meant for shame into one of strength. Ann Hutchinson, a Puritan woman banished for heresy, challenged the status quo of Puritan culture. Colacurcio argues that “Like Ann Hutchinson, Hester Prynne is an extraordinary woman who falls afoul of a theocratic and male dominated society” (Colacurcio, 306). Hester might not have publicly discussed her views against

  • Theme Of Forest And Forgiveness In The Scarlet Letter

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    The Scarlet Letter As written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, “Be true! Be true! Be true!” (Hawthorne, 254). In a world full of corruption and deceit, the light of truth always finds a way to shine through, even in the darkest of places. It may be argued that forests and prisons, cloaked with gloomy ambience, are unlikely places to find this ray of honesty. However, in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, the author reinforces the rawness of truth and forgiveness, the destructiveness of secrets and

  • The Individual versus Society in the Scarlet Letter

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    (Hawthorne 35). A reference to Anne Hutchinson is another reason why this rose bush is a symbol of an individual’s struggle against society. Hawthorne recognizes Anne as one of the possible reasons why the rose-bush sprang up next to the prison. “…or whether, as there is far authority for believing, it had sprung up under the footsteps of the sainted Ann Hutchinson as she entered the prison-door, we shall not take upon us to determine” (Hawthorne 36). Hawthorne bestows Hutchinson becaus... ... middle of

  • A Critical Look at Histories of Hutchinson and the Antinomians

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    A Critical Look at Histories of Hutchinson and the Antinomians In the seventeenth century, the Massachusetts Bay Colony was founded as a haven for Puritans, who sought religious freedom and harmony. In order to achieve this haven, the settlers in Massachusetts Bay devised a system of government that would serve as both a political and moral authority. Between 1636 and 1638 the relative harmony of the Massachusetts Bay Colony was shaken by an uprising that has become known as the Antinomian Controversy

  • Free Scarlet Letter Essay: Is Hester Patterned after Anne Hutchinson?

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    Is The Scarlet Letter's Hester Patterned after Anne Hutchinson? Four Works Cited    There are some things that could have happened to Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter if she had followed the footsteps of Anne Hutchinson. Anne Hutchinson believed differently from most Puritans in the 1640's. She held these beliefs with all her heart. People did not like her for that so they banished her. Hester Prynne commits adultery, but she handles it differently than Anne. She does not believe with all her

  • Anne Hutchinson

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    Anne Hutchinson challenged the traditional role of women in the Puritan society through her opposing religious beliefs. Anne Hutchinson was most likely not the first woman to have her own thoughts. She was simply the first to act on them. Anne Hutchinson was born on or about July17, 1591 in Alford, Licolnshire, England. She was the daughter of Reverend Francis Marbury. Rev. Marbury spoke out that many of the ordained ministers in the Church of England were unfit to guide people's souls. For this

  • Puritanical Law Versus Human Nature In The Scarlet Letter

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    Puritanical Law Versus Human Nature Try as they might, humans will never escape the compulsions hardwired into their natures; just as the need to eat and drink cannot be suppressed, the need to love and be loved remains unavoidable. Likewise is the human passion for truth and, though more frequently denied, is the draw to material possessions. Society has sought to quell human nature through various methods, all of which only lead to guilt and hypocrisy. For instance, the Puritan society depicted