Fear In Puritan Society

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Fear is the most terrifying thing in this world and the Puritan society had used this fear for so long against their people, government, and everyday life. There are many things that they can use fear in everyday life no matter who you are. The most common fear they used is one of many things that many people know today and that is hell. So come and learn a little bit about how fear was used in Puritan society. There are many stories that tell you about Puritan society having fear in it and the fear in Puritan society can also be found in history. One of the things that was said in the ‘From Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God’ by Jonathan Edwards said, “The God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider, or some loathsome insect over the fire, abhors you, and is dreadfully provoked: his wrath towards you burns like fire; he looks upon you as worthy of nothing else, but to be cast into the fire; he is of purer eyes than to bear to …show more content…

In the powerpoint of “American Literature, Puritanism” tells a reader what other commandments these people have that they had to follow along with the other commandments that many know today. Many stories had told many people that if you don’t follow the ten Puritan’s or the bible’s commandments then you are evil, a sinner, someone who follows the devil, or you are a witch. One of the stories that show this is ‘The Crucible’ where the town was believed that there were witches in their town. In ‘The Crucible by Arthur Miller’ Hale was at Proctor house and asked John if he knew his commandments and to say them, but also asked him why he hasn’t be to church that much and why he hasn’t baptize his son yet, causing Hale to question John for a while. Even though Hale later on trusted John it doesn’t mean others did and let alone stop bring fear to

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