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  • Strict Puritan Code
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    Hester Pyrene is a Puritan woman that thinks that her husband is dead or lost at sea. She has a love affair with Dimmesdale that no one knows about but themselves. Hester is ridiculed for it because she has a baby resulting from it, however nothing is done to Dimmesdale by his fellow Puritans because no one knows that he took part in the affair and is the baby's father. The Puritans show their disapproval of Hester by doing a variety of things like spreading rumors, out casting her, and even sew...
  • Congregational Puritans Winthrop
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    Puritan life is probably one of the biggest paradoxes known to man theoretically. In practice is doesn't seem like such an absurd notion. There are certain things that may lead someone into confusion over the way that Puritan life was conducted. One of these things is the object of holiness. This means that only certain members are allowed into the Puritan life after proving themselves holy. Another object that may cause confusion is the idea of enjoying oneself in Puritan life. Recreation did o...
  • Just And Moral Life Unlike The Puritan
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    The Puritan Family Edmund S. Morgan's The Puritan Family displays a multifaceted view of the various aspects of Puritan life. In this book, we, the audience, see into the Puritans' lives and are thereby forced to reflect upon our own. The Puritan beliefs and practices were complicated and rather 'snobbish,' as seen in The Puritan Family. The Puritans were 'Christians,' in that they believed in Jesus Christ yet some may argue that they did not lead 'Christian' lives. These fanatics seemed to obse...
  • Native American And Puritan
    417 words
    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...
  • 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...
  • Laws Of Puritan Society
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    In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne lives in seclusion with her daughter Pearl. Hester has been shunned from Puritan society and now lives in the shelter of the wilderness. The clear contrast between Puritan society and life in the wilderness intensify the all too similar fight between light and darkness and ultimately can lead to the truth. Puritan society, ruled by a set of strict rules, is essentially in the dark and can not itself see the light. Many of the leaders of ...

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