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  • Bradford's Puritan Beliefs
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    Examination of Puritan Philosophy in Bradford's "On Plymouth Plantation" The Puritan people first came to the New World to escape the religious persecution that hounded Non-Anglicans in England. They established the Plymouth Colony in 1620, in what is now Massachusetts. The colony was a reflection of the Puritans' beliefs. These beliefs, along with the experience of establishing a colony in "the middle of nowhere", affected the writings of all who were involved with the colony. In this writing, ...
  • Puritan Beliefs When People
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    Puritan Beliefs When people hear the word Puritan, one will notice faces of displeasure, because nobody wants to hear about these uptight people. Our misconceptions of these people have spread all over America, when in fact these peoples' morals and beliefs are what shaped our nation today. If one looks deeper into puritan meditations they will find that these people were not just uptight people. Stereotypes that we have can be easily altered by actually reading Puritan literature. The Puritans'...
  • Pilgrims And Puritans
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    The Colonization Era was a time of new beginnings and the birth of many cultures into one new society (Lovelace 74). The first inhabitants were of European decent, seeking to escape religious persecution. The Pilgrims and Puritans came over to America with the desire for religious freedom. The Pilgrims had left the Anglican Church, seeing at as hopelessly corrupt. The Puritans had many of the same theological beliefs as the Pilgrims but sought to work within the State church. Suffering great per...
  • Main Belief Among The Puritans
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    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 o...
  • Hawthorne Addresses Three Main Puritan Beliefs
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    The Puritan Beliefs As Told Through The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne was not a Puritan. But Hawthrone's forefathers were Puritans, so he had an understanding of their belief system and their basis behind it. He stated that he hoped the sins of his forefathers had been forgiven. Hoping to expose those ideas which he understood, yet despised, Hawthorne purposely presented many important Puritan beliefs as import aspects to the Scarlet Letter. In the Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne addresses three ...
  • William Bradford And Jonathan Edwards
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    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 ma...
  • Puritan Beliefs
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    In America, as in any civilization, societies will certainly go through numerous changes. Common customs, beliefs, and traditions evolved even in the period between now and the Colonial Period. One very significant turn of religious or philosophical direction came about during the early years of the New World. The great change in ideology during the transition between the Puritan Period and the Age of Reason came about as Americans began putting their faith in their capabilities to reason, rathe...
  • Beliefs Of John Calvin
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    We shall be as a City upon a Hill, the eyes of all people are upon us", the Puritan John Winthrop wrote. The Puritans departed for the New World due to their beliefs that the Church of England was hopelessly corrupt and no longer stood for their way of life. They felt that they could create an ideal Christian society in a New World, which would be a model for others to follow. Some even compared themselves to the Hebrews and held the notion that they were founding the New Israel. (Brow) As relig...
  • Native American And Puritan Culture Clash
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    Culture Clash: Puritans amongst Indians In 1630, a group of Puritans fled from the Church of England to the Massachusetts Bay colony in search of the freedom to practice their "pure" form of Christianity, also known as Puritanism. The group of people known as the Native Americans (or American Indians) are the original inhabitants of the Northern and Southern American continents who are believed to have migrated across the Bering land bridge from Asia around 30,000 years ago. When these two socie...
  • Problems Of The Puritan Colony
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    Some historians believe that the seed of the American culture could be traced back to the Puritan society. The Puritans were a people who believed in religious freedom and peaceful coexistence. The Puritan mind adopted revisionist and new-historical values. The Puritans' reason for migration was that they refused to accept the authority that went beyond the revealed word. They never intended to completely sever all relations with the Anglican Church, however, they were nonconformists by nature, ...
  • Hawthorne's Oyoung Goodman Brown'o
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    Although Hawthorne's 'OYoung Goodman Brown'O was written during the end of the Puritan's grasp on American culture, their beliefs are shown throughout the story. Hawthorne's insights come not from his own beliefs but those his ancestors had towards obedience, religion and conventional morality. 'OYoung Goodman Brown'O gives insight to the cultural values of the early 1800's and the author's own struggle with his faith. 'O Such a term as 'Religious freedom,' O for example, did not mean for Purita...
  • Salem Witch Trials
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    Based on the literature we have read so far, I think the Puritans were very confused and irrational. They were so scared of the devil or evil that it drove them to madness. It is unbelievable to me the events that took place in the Salem witch trials. A four year old was jailed, a man was pressed to death, people were thrown in jail, convicted, and hanged on the basis of unreliable and probably untrue evidence. The judges were unqualified and were arrogant because of their power. I am glad our c...
  • Beliefs Of Puritans
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    A Comparison Of Two Literary Periods Essay, A Comparison Of Two Literary Periods A Comparison of Two Literary Periods The Ages of Puritanism and Reason OUTLINE Thesis: The great change in ideology during the transition between the Puritan Period and the Age of Reason came about as Americans began putting their faith in their capabilities to reason, rather than in God. I. Introduction II. Body A. Age of Puritanism 1. Introduction to Period 2. Beliefs of Puritans a. Thoughts to God b. Belief in Bi...
  • Simple Life Ben Franklin
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    Ben Franklin was a man who tried to live a very simple life by keeping no idle servants, a table that was plain and simple, and cheap furniture. It seems that from this description of such a simple life Ben Franklin could have been following the Puritan belief, that possessions were not important. However, Franklin did not attend Church as compared to a Puritan devotee and his beliefs and opinions about the human race differed from those of the Puritan belief. Ben Franklin believed that there is...

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