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  • Puritan Religion
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    The Puritans had a heavily important part in the formation of early America, as well as a religion that influenced our early American society. This society has been the target which many authors have picked to set their novels in. The topic of Puritan life contains a broad list of aspects that can be easily compared to one another in several different books. Two selections that go into detail about some of the different aspects of the Puritan people are The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, and The Sc...
  • Puritan Communities
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    Essay #1 Although New England and the Chesapeake regions were settled largely by people of English origin, by 1700 the regions had evolved into two distinct societies. I have described both societies in an attempt to demonstrate their developments. Virginia Colony In 1607 a group of merchants established Englands first permanent colony in North America at Jamestown, Virginia. They operated as a joint-stock company that allowed them to sell shares of stock in their company and use the pooled inve...
  • Tangible Wealth In The Puritans
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    The modern image of the New England Puritans, as one perceives, is a dark one: the Puritans, religious dissenters who valued propriety and order, are seen as a witch-hunters, suspicious tribe, and their very name carries connotations of grimness and primness. Where as the book "A Little Commonwealth" reflects the scenario in which the Puritans lived. Most of the houses in the Puritan Colonial time were small, dark, brooding and sparsely furnished. This allowed the Puritans to use every available...
  • Puritan Community For Their Divergent Beliefs
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    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...
  • Path The Puritans
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    The Road of a Religion Throughout The Scarlet Letter, author Nathaniel Hawthorne continuously uses the image of a road or path as a metaphor for the limited individual freedom within the Puritan religion. The road, an entity that demands adherence to a dictated direction, is similar to the structure of Puritanism, which defines a set of strict moral laws that must be followed. On pages 159-160, the passage that begins with The road and ends with... find them bright, is an ideal example of Hawtho...
  • Entire Voyage
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    My name is Sam Morris. I am a Puritan originally from England. In England we Puritans suffered because of our religious beliefs. I decided that I would be better able to serve god and myself by traveling to Massachusetts in the New World. It has been a month since the end of the horrible voyage only to find some things not much better. The voyage here was the worst experience of my life. Half of those on the ship didn't survive the voyage and for a time I wasn't sure that I would myself. The ste...
  • Leaders Of The Puritan Community
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    Religious image, scripture, and doctrine provided individuals in Colonial America with an ideal representation of the understanding of their desires within a divine order. In the United States, political culture is based in a religious ideology through which individuals acquire within themselves a rational ordering of their desires. In doing so they achieve, in several forms, an undivided amalgamation of rational and natural interests. The religious life of Puritans is fundamentally introspectiv...

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