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  • Continental Congress Native Americans
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    ... colony was begun by a group of Puritans under the leadership of John Winthrop. The Puritans, also called the Pilgrims, established a colony on the Massachusetts Bay. They shipped lumber, built and outfitted ships, and carried on a good amount of foreign trade. There were eleven other British colonies: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, New Hampshire, New York, and New Jersey. The British also had other colonies besides the th...
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  • Witchcraft I Tituba Black Witch Of Salem
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    Witchcraft-the power or practices of witches" Webster's New World Dictionary. Witchcraft is a term which sprouts many different meanings. As stated above, it is attributed to witches. But what is a witch? Probably an evil haggish-like women who has signed a pact with the devil if we think of it in the English sense. So witchcraft must be evil doings; putting curses on people to make their life miserable, using wicked spells to transform humans to frogs etc. But does this hold true to everyone's ...
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  • The Scarlet Letter Use Of Hester
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    In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne makes Hester Prynne the central figure in the story much like Susanna Rowson does with Charlotte in Charlotte Temple. The plots of the books are centered on these women; the storylines occasionally move elsewhere to inform the reader of the happenings of other characters, but always returns to their respective female protagonist. The authors use of their leading ladies differs when providing a theme, however. Susanna Rowson uses Charlotte Temple as an e...
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  • The Scarlet Letter Message In Meteor
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    The Scarlet Letter is a classic book whose lessons have endured through many generations. It is considered by most to be the masterpiece of Nathaniel Hawthorne. It was a culmination of everything he experienced in his life. He grew up in a household that held fast to Puritan ideals. This affected him in ways he himself may not have even realized. His dislike for the Puritans can be easily observed in this novel. He created this book after struggling for several years to obtain some measure of su...
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  • Religious Toleration Social Classes
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    When settlers from England came to America, they envisioned a Utopia, where they would have a say in what the government can and cannot do. Before they could live in such a society they would have to take many small steps to break the hold England had on them. The settlers of America had to end a monarchy and start their own, unique, form of government. They also had to find a way that they would have some kind of decision making power. The most important change that the colonies in America had ...
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  • Causes Of The Salem Witch Craft Trials
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    ... Hanson was certain that the girls were not possessed, but clinically insane (x). And that, he explained, may have been the result of witchcraft which, contrary to popular belief, is psychogenic, rather than occult. That means that the girls may have experienced their hysterical symptoms as a result of their fear. Regardless, the girls were insane, Hanson contended, long before any clergyman got to them. Another possible explanation for the girls insanity was ergot poisoning, a common problem...
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  • Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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    Sin is defined in Websters New World Dictionary as, any offense, fault, or the willful breaking of religious or moral law. Mankind is prone to some degree of sin: it is a barrier that can not be avoided. But it is a question as to what mankind can do in order to achieve redemption from sinister ways, and also how to redeem. However great a sin may seem, it can only augment itself by the perpetrator not owning up and taking responsibility for it. In the book The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawtho...
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  • American Culture Colonial Times
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    Samuel Sewall born in 1652 in England. He was taken as a child to Newbury, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard in 1671. He became a minister but gave up the role to take management of a printing press in Boston and entered upon a public career. He was elected in 1683 to the general court and was a member of the council. As one of the judges who tried the Salem witchcraft cases in 1692, he shared the responsibility for the conviction of nineteen persons. However, he became convinced of the ...
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  • Dimmesdale The Bearer Of Scarlet Letter
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    Who should bear the stigma of sin? Hawthorne's novel is a story of adultery, social judgment, and moral redemption. Hester cannot hide the consequences of her mistake, so she is exposed to public judgment and forced to wear the scarlet letter. However, it is Dimmesdale's guilty conscience and struggle to rise above the sin that makes the essence of the narrative. The argument for Dimmesdale as a protagonist lies in the answers to the following questions. Does Dimmesdale's character change throug...
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  • Religious Turmoil Inflicted By King Charles Personal Rule
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    From 1630 - 1642, during the heart of King Charles I reign in England, over 25, 000 dissatisfied Puritans migrated across the Atlantic Ocean to the Massachusetts Bay Colony. That was the single largest migration of any group to America. What triggers that kind of overwhelming relocation? Numerous English subjects were highly dissatisfied with the rash religious decisions of Charles I. While Parliament reacted to Charles economic and political changes, the Kings subjects reacted to his religious ...
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  • 21 St Century Hard Work
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    Since the time of the American Revolution, a frequently asked question is "What is this man, this American?" One can compare an American of the 21 st century to a strong river formed by the two streams: the original colonials who settled the new continent and the immigrants who came in trickles and torrents, bringing their culture with them. Religious freedom was the reason for becoming American for early settlers. Puritans settled New England to establish God's 'city on a hill' and had faith in...
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  • Native Americans White People
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    Cultural Diversity The most important reason why many White people in United States hold more benevolent attitudes towards Native Americans than they do such other subordinate groups as African Americans and Latinos is because their historical memory associates Indians with danger. Natives always remained a freedom loving people, who actively resisted the colonial expansion of White men. Many Indian tribes proved to be immune to the spiritual corruption of Christianity. They never considered Whi...
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  • Hester And Dimmesdale End Of The Story
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    |The Scarlet Letter X In the Scarlet Letter, the author uses many different types of symbols to show what he has experienced as a young man, and what he has to say about the society during his time. The different settings of the story are ways in which he describes his environment and how it has treated him as a child. One symbol he uses a lot was the scarlet letter. The scarlet letter takes on different meanings as the course of the story progresses. It also takes on various appearances and sym...
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  • Word Of God Good Person
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    If you want to figure out who the hero is in Hope Leslie you first have to understand the meaning of what a hero is. There are many possible definitions of what a hero could be. A hero could be someone who physically rescues someone, or it could be someone who assists another in a task that is important to that one person. A hero could also be someone who sticks to their principles and is a good person, worthy of being looked up to by others. This last definition is the one that I will be focusi...
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  • Wrath Of God Jonathan Edwards
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    The Puritan man must tread lightly and avoid sins in order to enter the good graces of God. Otherwise, the undeserving man will plunge by God? s own hand into the pits of hell. Mercy is not easy to come by and those sinners who are not embraced by the kingdom of Heaven will live in eternal, painful misery. Jonathan Edwards? sermon was obviously not intended to encourage his congregation, but to frighten them into good, pure submission. He sears his point onto their brains by using extensive figu...
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  • Hands Of An Angry God Sinners In The Hands
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    Born on October 5, 1703, in East Windsor, Connecticut Colony, Jonathon Edwards was a child prodigy. At the age of ten he wrote an extensive essay regarding the nature of the soul. At 13 he entered the Collegiate School of Connecticut (now Yale University) and graduated in 1720, as valedictorian of his class. After two additional years of study in theology at Yale, he preached for eight months in a New York church. He then returned to Yale as a college tutor, studying at the same time for his mas...
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  • Indicted For Bewitching Bewitched And Cursed Martha
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    Martha Carrier, indicted for bewitching and cursing dozens of persons. I believe that she was framed by the Puritans. Puritans believed in witches and their ability to harm others. They defined witchcraft as entering into a compact with the devil in exchange for certain powers to do evil. Thus, witchcraft was considered a sin because it denied God s superiority and a crime because the witch could call up the Devil in his or her shape to perform cruel acts against others. The belief of the day an...
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  • Theory Of Value Material Possessions
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    Karl Marx and Max Weber have agreed and disagreed on numerous issues during their years as sociologists and political economists. An issue that they both discuss in great length, and disagree upon is the rise of capitalism. Marx thought that economic factors and the use of exploited and alienated labor were the causes of the rise of capitalism. In Capital, Marx discusses the Labor Theory of Value and Surplus Value, and how they have influenced the rise of capitalism. In the Labor Theory of Value...
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  • Scarlet Letter Hester Life
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    The Scarlet Letter is a book of much symbolism. One of the most complex and misunderstood symbols in the book is Pearl, the daughter of Hester Prynne. Throughout the story Pearl develops into a prominent symbol of the A. In this essay the example of symbolism Pearl comes to represent will be explained. In the Scarlet Letter, Hester, for her sins, received a scarlet letter, A which she had to wear upon her chest for the rest of her life in Boston. This was the Puritan way of punishing her for her...
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  • Hester And Dimmesdale Guilt
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    The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter is a novel with much symbolism. Throughout the novel several characters represent other ideas. One of the most complex and misunderstood characters in the novel is Pearl, the daughter of Hester Prynne. Pearl, throughout the story, develops into a dynamic symbol? one that is always changing. Although Pearl changes, she always symbolizes evil. Pearl symbolizes evil in the story by representing God? s punishment of Hester? s sin, symbolizing the guilt and the s...
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