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    Use of Allegories in A New England Nun In "A New England Nun", Mary E. Wilkins Freeman depicts the life of the classic New England spinster. The image of a spinster is of an old maid; a woman never married waiting for a man. The woman waiting to be married is restricted in her life. She does chores and receives education to make her more desirable as a wife. This leads to the allegories used in this short story. The protagonist life paralleled both of her pets' lives, her

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    A New England Nun

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    Mary Wilkins Freeman was born, raised and spent the majority of her life in Puritan rural New England. This scene had a huge impact on her writing. Most of her novels and short stories had the ability to depict that lifestyle perfectly. One of the best examples of this is her story “A New England Nun.” (Fiction) The main characters in this story are Louisa Ellis and Joe Dagget. Other important characters are Caesar, the dog, and Lily Dyer. Louisa is described as very dainty,

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    “A New England Nun” by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman illustrates a woman’s struggle with the commitment of marriage after waiting fourteen years for her fiancee to return from Australia, where he stayed to support her. Freeman’s character, Louisa, constantly works on domestic house activities alone in her home. Joe’s entrance caused disruption in Louisa’s organized life. Louisa discovers that life is not what is seems and decides to become a nun. Although many feminists at the time rejected domestic house

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    Symbolism in "A New England Nun" The main character, Louisa Ellis, lived a life which paralleled both of her pets' lives, her dog Caesar's and her yellow canary. The animals and Louisa are trapped by their captivity, and because they have lived like this for so long, no longer crave freedom. Both Louisa and Caesar live solemn and isolated lives. This is shown when Freeman describes Caesars house as "half hidden among the tall grasses and flowers" (258). Given the setting of where Louisa lives

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    there has been numerous works of literature which presented the reader with great descriptions of story characters and their overall personalities and one of the most prevalent examples of such use of character depiction is shown in the story “A New England Nun,” written by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman. In this short story, Freeman is able to illustrate a woman who is struggling with the commitment of marriage after waiting fourteen years for her fiancé Joe Dagget to return from Australia while also maintaining

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    Wilkins Freeman has a profound value for the culture of rural New England. In her story “The New England Nun” she explores a women’s enjoyment in her life, which gave them control over their lives. The woman shows strength and endurance in the story. Rural New England also possessed this in their culture and economy. Her reflective importance for the culture of rural New England has brought her own life into the fictional story “The New England Nun.” Comparable to the lifelong subjects the authors used

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    Life Alone in Mary E. Wilkins Freeman's A New England Nun It is hard to imagine a life in American society without first picturing marriage in a church, white picket fences, and babies. Life alone for those who turn from marriage and children can be seen as a promise of loneliness. Yet choosing not to get married or to have children does not mean unhappiness. In the words of Anne Morrow Lindbergh: “There is a quality to being alone that is incredibly precious. Life rushes back into the void

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    The Impossible American Dream

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    wearing many faces, speaking many languages, recalling divergent history, desiring different future...focused around contestation rather than unity” (Jay 271). Jay suggests a way to eradicate the idea of the “American Dream” and create a new life and dream for each individual. In the lives the main characters from... ... middle of paper ... ... of their “American Dreams.” In an attempt to follow this way of life, not only their dreams, but their whole lives becomes a daily struggle

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    God's Providence: The English Colonies

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    granted the religiosity of the New England colonists, but for the Chesapeake Bay, especially around Jamestown, God’s providence gave explanations for why certain things happened the way that they did and acknowledged the presence of God everywhere that they went. The settlers of the Chesapeake Bay area were discoverers, adventurers, (primarily) men who sought wealth, riches, and authority in a land untouched; a “land as God made it” while those who chose to lead New England came for very different reasons

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    “Robert Frost, four time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, was the most widely read poet of the 20th century. Poetry often associated with New England, his work was philosophically universal.” Robert Frost (1874 – 1963) was born in San Francisco, California. His father William Prescott Frost, journalist died of tuberculosis when Robert Frost was about eleven years old. His mother, Isabelle Moody, was a school teacher. She provided his education for about the first ten years of his life. He didn’t like

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