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  • Puritanism
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    Puritans- Who Were They and What Are They Doing in My Kitchen Puritans are indeed among us in society. They are in our drug stores, our laundromats, and yes, our kitchens. They are purists. Puritans want to make society a dull place where everyone works hard and no one has too much fun. Although they think they know what is good for everybody, their way of life not only disagrees with modern society; it contradicts itself. The Puritan movement began in England in the 1500's (Puritanism World Boo...
  • Puritan People
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    Historic Essay Many people only have ideas as to what the puritans were really like. Most people think they were just an overly serious, narrow minded group of people. In some cases this is true, but over all they weren't. Nathaniel Hawthorne proves this point in his novel "The Scarlet Letter". His characters are dynamic, in the sense that they all share a common and even persecuting faith yet still find time to be individuals with out letting go of that faith. The puritans were a group composed...
  • Today's Society's American Dream
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    The Puritans developed an ideal that could be attained by working and following what the bible. The modern American Dream is always stereotyped by money, power, and happiness. The goal that the Puritans made for today's society's American Dream might be a huge house with a white picket fence. What the Puritans did not know is that things changed, and the people of today do not care about what people think or say about them. The Puritans had a set way of life for our American Dream by keeping fai...
  • Their Punishment And Hawthorne
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    The Puritan Society in N. Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" In the introductory sketch to Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel the "The Scarlet Letter", the reader is informed that one of the author's ancestors persecuted the Quakers harshly. The latter's son was a high judge in the Salem witch trials, put into literary form in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" (Judge Hawthorne appears there). We learn that Hawthorne feels ashamed for their deeds, and that he sees his ancestors and the Puritan society as a w...
  • Native American And Puritan
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    Puritans were members of a religious and social movement of the 1500's and 1600's. This movement had its roots in England and spread to America. Puritanism, as this movement was called, affected the social, the political, and the religious aspects these peoples lives. It also affected the surrounding peoples in similar ways. The Bible led the Puritans lives. Anything a Puritan did had to abide by the Bible. They even judged people by the Bible. One group of people the Puritans judged unfairly wa...

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