Puritan Community v Today’s Community has changed drastically throughout the ages from the times when it was socially acceptable to own a slave and if you didn’t you would be an outcast. To todays community where no matter what your age, sex, race or gender most, if not all, of the surrounding neighbors will treat you normally. In the age of the Puritans the community around them seemed to change due to their adaptation of the American Dream. Regardless if it was pertaining to a change in scenery or by leaving their religion the Puritan’s did for their community what they thought would help them in achieving the American Dream. In Today’s Society in a normal community anywhere you walk, you will be able to see multiple families conversing with each other talking about the day or plans for the weekend. Many children, both male and female, are usually found at schools most day trying to get an education for when they get older which is much different from other generations when children would be separated by race most of the time and girls wouldn’t be able to go past a certain year in school. Much like the children adults are found at jobs or even some are still at school trying to get educated more in order to get a better job for their families. In my community there are many little families that come to make it up, and although not everyone is the same we still all make one community. One thing that is a large part of my community however is religion, although when the topic of religion comes up the first thought seems to be Catholicism but in a community today there are many different including Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism. The Puritans, when the chapter first starts, are described as very unpleasant people and it even goes as far as to describe what “puritanical” means. One of the definitions being a synonym for intolerance. However instead of being “unpleasant people” it seems more like they were independent people. The Puritans didn’t believe that people hated them or
and they would destroy anything or anyone that got in their way. The Puritans weren't seeking gold as much as they were religious freedom, which was the main reason they traveled to the Americas. As for African American Slaves, it was not so much that they came here looking for anything in particular, but more so that they were brought here by trade, often sent by their own people in exchange for food and goods. The Spanish, Puritans, and Slaves all came to the Americas for one reason or another, and…
Early American Lit-Section 4
Reading Response Essay
Dr. Cantrell/Rachel Cason
14 March 2015
Representations of the Puritans
Anne Bradstreet, Thomas Morton, Mary Rowlandson, William Bradford, and Nathaniel Hawthorn were authors who all wrote their own representations of the Puritans. A few of these writers portrayed them as good, caring people and others portrayed them as evil, chaotic people. Each writer has their own representation of the puritans based on their own life…
human face, forever”
For the boot to feel power it is dependant on the face
Party is therefore dependant on Wilson
Paradox of struggle
Puritan Regime VS Proctor
The state/religious power was put it place to govern the puritan society and prevent disunity
Witch-hunt, run by the state, was a result of rising individualism (shown by Proctor)
Management VS Lester
The management is the manifestation of materialistic power
Struggle occurs when Lester inadvertently comes by information…
their ideal American dream. They believed this nation would give them the opportunity to start over. More than that, they knew they could succeed by joining together with the community. Since then, however, the American nation has changed and developed. Though it started full of unity and integrity, it has slowly declined. The idea of the American Dream was commenced to draw people together, but throughout time resulted in disenchantment.
When America was first discovered, the Puritans came to…
Religious Influences and The American Dream
Thomas Jefferson once said this about religion, “I have examined all the known superstitions of the world, and I do not find in our particular superstitions of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology.” Freedom of religion is a choice America made when the Bill of Rights was written. People came from different countries because of the principle of freedom of religion. People found out about the opportunities…
It was a new beginning for a religious group, called Puritans, who left Great Britain for religious reasons. They were persecuted, and because of that they chose to leave their own country, going to the new land, in a risky expedition aboard they Mayflower. These men, including their families were called they Pilgrims. All they wanted was freedom, to trust in God, believe that they could worship as they pleased, have this liberty, and therefore, they would pursuit happiness for their lives. On November…
that change their lives forever.
Nathaniel Hawthorne was born and raised in Salem Massachusetts, this is a common setting for many of Hawthorne’s stories such as the story of “Young Goodman Brown.” Nathaniel was by far one of the greatest American writers of the nineteenth century. Hawthorne witnessed the Salem Witch trials at which Hawthorne’s Great Grandfather, John Hathorne, was a judge. Young Goodman Brown also witnessed the witch trials along his travel in the woods. Goody Cloyse, a character…
1 December 2013
What is an American?
How would you define an American? We do not all look alike, we do not all support the same belief system, what are we? Americans have always been hardworking. American didn't just magically appear one day in the past, people had to work to build Her into something. Early Americans were very hardworking and determined to make American what She is today. The journey of America began in England when a group of Puritans wanted to find a New World. In the…
Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America Chapter Summaries
Chapter 1: “Massacre at Mystic”
May 26, 1637 was a fateful day in the history of America. The actions of Major John Mason and his Puritan men set a precedent for the next two hundred years of European and Indian relations. On that clear May night near the Mystic River of New England, hundreds of Pequot Indians were killed by the Europeans and their allies, most of the victims being the elderly, women, and children. This massacre was…
the same as those in Virginia had.
The Massachusetts Bay colony was colonized by a group of Puritans that started a new enterprise called the Massachusetts Bay Company. They were able to get a charter from Charles I granting them land which is now Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The original motives for colonization were economic but later on became a place to emigrate and make a haven for Puritans. In 1630 seventeen ships and 1,000 people commanded by John Winthrop sailed to New England.…