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    their own or Christianity, and not that of other cultures such as the Jews, Islamic, and Native Americans. John Winthrop’s document, “Christian Charity, a Model Hereof”, is a much deeper view of puritan beliefs. His goal was to establish a base of beliefs for, “The City on a Hill”, as he called it. This city would be perfect and prosperous if the guidelines were followed according to Winthrop. He only mentions the presence of Christians in the city and states that all true Christians are of one body

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    be knit together in this work as one man."(John Winthrop, A Model of Christian Charity) This statement by John Winthrop, demonstrates importance of religion in the lives of the New England settlers. "We must delight in each other, make others' conditions our own, rejoice together, mourn together, labor and suffer together, always having before our eyes our commission and community in the work, our community as members of the same body." (John Winthrop, A Model of Christian Charity). The use

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    society greatly affects the characters boundaries, limitations, and expectations because of their emphasis on God and the community. When John Winthrop said that the Puritans should be a “city upon a hill” (Winthrop), he set the societal precedent that any act within the community reflected the Puritans as a whole for the surrounding people and God to see (Winthrop). Likewise, any act out of line was a stain on the entire community in the eyes of others and God. Puritans laws aimed to control relationships

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    Colonial Differences

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    government work. The type of government chosen by the Puritans worked well, a theocratic environment. A theocracy is defined as government of a state by immediate divine guidance or by officials who are regarded as divinely guided. According the John Winthrop, who was to be their governor for some number of years, it seemed that their grand purpose in A...

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    The Message of The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne, a critically acclaimed American writer of the 19th century, was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1804. The novelist's book, The Scarlet Letter, is supposedly his best work, and universally considered a literary classic. Concerned with sin and consequences of dealing with it, Hawthorne's work relates to his own personal sense of shame about his ancestor's persecuting roles in the 17th century Salem Witch Trials. By indirectly dealing with his

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    for other views. Through the characters Dimmesdale and Chillingworth who are also falsely perceived, Hawthorne suggest they are representative of the dour living of Puritan society that is hidden by the puritan’s tranquil and utopian outlook. John Winthrop aimed to created Christian utopian society when he founded the puritan community, he failed in this goal. Even with his failure, people still thought of the society as pure and just. What he engendered instead was a community whose theology denied

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    in the colonies. Even though the settlers came from the same homeland: England, each group had its own reasons for coming to the New World and different ideas planned for the colonies. On his way to the New World, aboard the Arabella in 1630, John Winthrop, Puritan leader of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, spoke of the plan that he had in store for the colony. He preached that there would be equality in the new colony and that they "… must be knit together in this work as one man." He spoke about the

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    their beliefs freely. They founded colonies such as Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island as model Christian societies. Their cities upon the hills were guides, the lanterns, for those lost in the darkness of humanity, as John Winthrop meant by his famous statement. They formed a society of strict religious participation, actually very much resembling their homeland. In the beginning, many called themselves Puritans, and kept things very simple and plain, concentrating on what

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    The Scarlet Letter

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    The Scarlet Letter One of the most well known pieces of literature we read this year was Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter". This novel is considered one of Hawthorne's best pieces and can be considered a literary classic. It is obvious to see that "The Scarlet Letter" deals with issues such as sin and its consequences. From Hawthorne's ancestor's role in the Salem witch trials, we are aware of his personal reluctance and his critical judgment of the Puritans. Among many morals discussed

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    sixty nine of the ships passengers (B). Not only did families tend to move to New England, but whole congregations made the journey to find a place where they could set up “a city upon a hill”, and become an example to all who follow to live by as John Winthrop put it to his Puritan followers (A). Contrastingly, the Chesapeake colonies only had profit in their mind, which pushed them to become agriculturally advanced. Since Virginia, one of the Chesapeake colonies, was first settled with the intention

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