The Crucible Compare And Contrast Mather And Edwards

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Puritanism, Reform, and Revolution, into Independence within the discourse of America as a new nation state. In the Wonders of the Invisible World by Cotton Mather, In Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards, The Crucible by Arthur Miller and The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the two doctrines, Mather and Edward, do not directly contribute to the Revolution and Independence, they molded Puritanism, that later led to the Reform. Crucible and Hawthorne correspond to one subject of religious prejudice from various angles. The writings of Edwards, Mather, Hawthorne, and the play Crucible all contributed to the establishment of The New World.
In the Wonders of the Invisible World by Cotton Mather, Mather’s meant to expose witchcraft and to support his friends in the government. Most people in the early modern world believed in the existence of witches who gained supernatural power by signing a pact with Satan. “These our poor afflicted neighbors, quickly, after they become infected and infested with these demons, arrive to
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He was able to do this through his powerful sermons. “That they were always exposed to destruction; as one that stands or walks in slippery places is always exposed to fall. This is implied in the manner of their destruction coming upon them, being represented by their foot sliding. The same is expressed, Psalm 73:18. "Surely thou didst set them in slippery places; thou castedst them down into destruction." (Edwards 430).” The Puritans were constantly reminded of the consequences of even thinking about sinning and the wrath that they would face if they were to commit a sin. Both in In the Wonders of the Invisible World and In Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, people are meant to be scared straight, so they would not dare to differ from the Puritan