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Anne Hutchinson - 584 words
Anne Hutchinson challenged the traditional role of women in the Puritan society through her opposing religious beliefs. Anne Hutchinson was most likely not the first woman to have her own thoughts. She was simply the first to act on them. Anne Hutchinson was born on or about July17, 1591 in Alford, Licolnshire, England. She was the daughter of Reverend Francis Marbury. Rev. Marbury spoke out that many of the ordained ministers in the Church of England were unfit to guide people's souls. For this act of defiance, he was put in jail for one year. Anne read many of her father's books on theology and religion. Much of Anne's independence and willingness to speak out was due to her father's examp ...
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Anne Hutchinson - 549 words
Anne Hutchinson has long been seen as a strong religious dissenter who paved the way for religious freedom in the strictly Puritan environment of New England. She was a woman who challenged the traditional subordinate role of women in Puritan society by expressing her own religious convictions. In her path to success, however, Anne was convicted of the crime of expressing her religious beliefs that were different from the colony's rulers. Anne Hutchinson, a Puritan, left England and came to America in 1634 in search of a place where she could worship freely. Anne wanted to feel free to express her increasingly Puritan views under the leadership of John Cotton, who claimed there were opportun ...
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The Trial Of Anne Hutchinson - 920 words
Anne Hutchinson was a threat to the ideals of the Puritan community because she would not subjugate her own personal convictions and beliefs to those held by the ministers and the civil authority. She was thought of as having broken covenant with the community by associating with those already banned and by freely speaking her differing ideas. These actions were compounded by the fact that she was a strong, well-spoken, charismatic individual. Anne's strength can be seen at the beginning of the examination. First the trial was moved from Boston to Newton to isolate her from her supporters. As a woman, alone, she was brought in front of a court full of powerful men. Then harshly rebuked by th ...
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Reform In The Age Of Jackson - 2,221 words
... ociety. They discussed three things at the convention: first to denounce of anti-slavery reformers and placate the southern temperance societies; second to sponsor legislation against the sale of liquor and lastly to adopt total abstinence from all that can intoxicate. The society got nothing accomplished at this convention however, and there was a loss of members. In Massachusetts the fifteenth gallon law was passed in 1838. It forbade the sale of less than fifteen gallons of liquor that was either to be carried away or delivered all at one time. During the 1840s the Washington Temperance Society largely influenced the movement. In 1841, the society held their first of experience meetin ...
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Threads - 1,719 words
Threads are rather insignificant by themselves. It is when a weaver connects them together that they form a beautiful tapestry. Each thread now contributes to the quality of the tapestry and are bound together by the common picture that form. In a work of literature, each thread is an idea and the common picture is a theme. In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, each thread is an ironic element of setting, and together, they demonstrate people's tendency to seek shelter from, instead of in, society. Vivid yet ironic descriptions are used by Hawthorne as a weaver uses bright threads to draw more attention to the finer points of the work. Firstly, a melancholy feeling is associated with ...
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The Rise Of Transcendentalism - 1,161 words
... cters certain vestiges of New England Puritanism, and that in their reaction against the "pale negations" of Unitarianism, they tapped into the grittier pietistic side of Calvinism in which New England culture had been steeped. The Calvinists, after all, conceived of their religion in part as man's quest to discover his place in the divine scheme and the possibility of spiritual regeneration, and though their view of humanity was pessimistic to a high degree, their pietism could give rise to such early, heretical expressions of inner spirituality as those of the Quakers and Anne Hutchinson. Miller saw that the Unitarians acted as crucial intermediaries between the Calvinists and the Tran ...
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Ann Hutchinson - 1,105 words
Anne Hutchinson was born in July of 1591 and baptized July 20, 1591.Her mother Bridget Marbury the second wife of Francis Marbury and daughter of John Dryden. Her father was Francis Marbury and a spirited English Devin that was known for his puritan leanings and more than once received the censure of the established church. Frances Marbury had been locked up for three uncomfortable long periods of time. Rebellion against the status quo as he single-mindedly campaigned to raise the standards of preaching in the church. He repeatedly demanded rigorous training and improved education must be required for the clergy. He also insisted that the church must provide for the ordination of many more m ...
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Ann Hutchinson - 1,102 words
... ndred tons burden and could accommodate about two hundred passengers. On this trip the Griffen and her companion ship together brought only two hundred passengers. They brought a hundred heads of cattle that John Winthrop had asked to be sent over. The trip was inconvenient and inspite of the cramped quarters all on board had a blessed sense of freedom. The whole long trip usually took from fifty to seventy days. Among the whole company no one talked more brilliantly than Anne Hutchinson or expressed more convictions. She soon found herself the center of a little court that stimulated her quick tongue to voice what ever her quick mind conceived. Thus one day in June of 1635 eleven ships ...
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The Puritan Good Wife - 1,910 words
The Roles of Puritan and Colonial Women In attempting to examine, understand and explain the Puritan and Colonial women, her lifestyle and her many facets, an individual must comprehend the many hats that these women were forced to wear. The challenging roles and lifestyle of a woman of the Puritan-Colonial period reflected directly upon a society that was entrenched in a religiously driven, male dominated, oppressive social system that would define many generations in the New World. Unfortunately history has forsaken many of the important women of their time and the roles that they had to fill. Today it is important to recognize and understand these roles. Many titles could fit the everyday ...
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Scarlet Letter - Reading Log - 2,494 words
Aug. 25 2001 Chapter 1 Pages 49-50 1. Chapter one thoroughly describes the Jailhouse and the surrounding landscape. Tells of the huge wooden edifices whose threshold is timbered and iron barred. Gives the description of the peoples clothing who were congregating outside of the prison. It also describes the necessity of a new colony first building a prison and graveyard. In the last paragraph it tells of a rose bush outside of the oaken doors. The author describes the awkwardness of having such a beautiful plant surrounded by weeds and shrubs. 2. (Page 50) The rose-bush, by a strange chance, has been kept alive in history; but whether it had merely survived out of the stern old wilderness, so ...
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Comparing Male And Female Lifestyles In The Colonies - 736 words
Colonial women had it harder. Women had to overcome many more difficult obstacles than men, in order to prove themselves as being worthy. The obstacles varied between women of different background, including their status in class, as well as their race. They all had one thing in common though, which was the fact that they were all bound together by certain laws. These laws deemed them incapable of numerous abilities due to the fact that their gender was female. Thus, women's roles were seen as being limited to wives, mother's and household managers. The first colonists to arrive were men. After their arrival, it became obvious that in order for colonization, women had to be present. So, the ...
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Historical Views On Puritanism - 877 words
Some historians believe that the seed of the American culture could be traced back to the Puritan society. The Puritans were a people who believed in religious freedom and peaceful coexistence. The Puritan mind adopted revisionist and new-historical values. The Puritans reason for migration was that they refused to accept the authority that went beyond the revealed word. They never intended to completely sever all relations with the Anglican Church, however, they were nonconformists by nature, and they sought to perfect themselves through deep understanding of their religion. The Puritans were the carriers of a heavy burden. Religion was the most paramount issue in their lives. It is said th ...
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The English Role In The Pe' War - 2,610 words
... sation dates from several months after the war, it obviously did not play a part in motivating the war.) Who killed John Oldham? The bulk of the evidence suggests what most of the participants on the English side had claimed: the Block Islanders, a tribe tributary to the Narragansetts. The question may be legitimately asked why punitive efforts were not made against the Narragansetts for the killers of John Oldham, similar to the actions taken against the Pequots for the death of Stone. Church held that "[t]he Narraganset[t]s, who had some hand in the murder, now submitted to the terms offered by the English." It appears that the Narrangansetts accepted without retaliation a punitive exp ...
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Anne Bradstreet And Frances Osgoods Attitude To Women - 784 words
Anne Bradstreet was the first true poet, as well as the first female poet, of English-speaking North America. She was not a revolutionary figure like Anne Hutchinson in Massachusetts. Her affirmation of a usual female role is evident in To My Dear and Loving Husband. She reached her peek in English poetry in the late sixteenth century and her part of the seventeenth. Under the leadership of John Winthrop she sailed from England to Massachusetts with the father, Thomas Dudley, a former estate-steward who became a government of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and with her husband of 2 years, Simon Bradstreet, who filled the same office after his wifes death. Her family was cultured and prosperou ...
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