Speaker: The speaker of this sermon is John Winthrop. Winthrop was a wealthy male Englishmen, lawyer, and Puritan who ventured towards the New World. I’m assuming this writing would be religiously bias, due to his beliefs in the Puritan faith. With the previous knowledge of him being a first-generation colonist; he’s presumably coaxing the colonist to become prosperous in the New World.
If someone were to give you negative feedback and positive feedback on something you've done, which one would you care about more? According to “Praise is fleeting ,but it brickbats we recall from New York times; “our brains are more prone to remember the negative associations more than the positive ones,’’ This is the theme of The Crucible. The characters, John Proctor and Abigail Williams make decisions that ruin their reputations.
The question of morality in a criminal case has always been a topic of concern. A question arises when considering the following; does a good cause justify a serious crime? In John Brown’s case, he uses the abolitionist’s cause to justify the murder of several men. Though his intentions were good, and his cause was mighty, it’s not morally sound to murder people. Many would argue that he was a hero, that fighting for the end of slavery in the manner he did was an act of bravery. However, radicalism of any variety is still dangerous. Though he was well-meaning, John Brown’s actions were not only inexcusable, but has the potential to reflect negatively on the abolitionist cause.
The Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay colony had originally planned for a government that was to be ruled by God 's laws, however over time the colony would become democratically ruled. Rather than living under a democratic society, John Winthrop, along with other stockholding members, preferred to have the Puritan settlement be run by “godly rule” (9) . The original intention of the Massachusetts Bay colony was to set a model of an uncorrupted church and godly society (12) which would in turn help those in England see God 's will and be saved by it (13) . The Puritans, however did believe in the separation of church and state, but this did not mean a separation of the state from God. Despite the idea of separation, the government still
Religion was an essential part of everyday life and it provided individuals with a purpose in life. John Winthrop’s goal was to expand the Protestant community (Puritans) and his main focus was to have a better relationship with God. Winthrop especially desired for all the settlers of New England
Abigail Adams was extremely influential to the nation’s beginnings due to her drive to push certain decisions and debates through the status of her husband. She found the issues of women’s rights and slavery while also finding local politics to be important. As the wife of a president, Abigail Adams was able to use her status in a way to push and bring to life her political agenda.
Decisions made in the 1850s ultimately decided the United States fate. From the election of 1856 to the Dred Scott case, the nation would become divided into two. The South was pro-slavery and supported the idea of slavery expanded into western territories, while the North opposed of the idea and was mainly against expanding slavery. Until the 1850s the nation barely balanced the slavery issue.
The Original Puritan vision of having of doing everything as a collective effort for the eyes of England, with almost no aspect of individualism, as seen with John Winthrop, morphed into the Puritans displaying “The Other” theme through King Phillip’s war and finding an enemy and try to define themselves, away from the church, and also there is change with the Nature theme and the Salem Witch Trials which shows the Puritan Dilemma and how it secularized the second and third generation Puritans. Firstly, the original Puritan Errand had little individualism and called for a collective effort for their society to be an example for England. In John Winthrop’s, A Model of Christian Charity, he explains how the Puritans’ original goal is to be a
Argumentative Essay Bartleby the Scrivener is a story narrated from the perception of a Manhattan lawyer responsible for managing an interesting office. The center of this narrative is Bartleby, and it concentrates on the affiliation between him and the narrator who hires him to work in his office. There is not much clarity as to how the narrator finds Bartleby, but this is not an issue of concern until matters take a different direction. Bartleby is revealed as a good worker in comparison to other employees in the office that tend to show their faults like partly being excellent employees.
Anne Hutchinson challenged John Winthrop in his teachings of people’s salvation depending on their good deeds. John Winthrop’s teachings contradicted the Puritan belief of predestination. She was punished by banishment. Anyone who opposed the central government, the church and its ministers, were either banished or left. The Puritans’ ideas didn’t matter to their government.
The Puritan Dilemma In the earlier American years, there was the existences of a great deal of politically and religious turmoil in England. There was the desire of escaping and going to places where they are free to congregate by their philosophies in which they have faith. John Winthrop saw America as a country in which they could not have any interference from the government. Winthrop sees America as a paradise and a place for religious freedom.
John Winthrop was a puritan who came to America seeking religious liberty. The puritans believed religion should be straight from bible scripture. They encouraged their supporters to read the bible and listen to sermons rather than participate in sacraments. They loathed Catholicism and disliked how England’s churches still utilized catholic rituals. They did not agree with the religious structure where authority passed down from pope, to bishops, and priests.
They weren’t particularly in joy of the Anglican beliefs and customs. Winthrop’s sermon helps reiterate the puritan’s ideology and at the same time give guidelines on how to make a successful society and provides them with reason on why they have to succeed. They were an outcast in England and if their society here in the New World failed too then they as a group have failed. They have failed to show why their way is right and also they have failed god.
Jonathan Edwards version of God was very aggressive and unforgiving. Insult after continuing insult, this does not seem like the Jesus Christ with the wonderful forgiving spirit. With the words, “God hates you,” repeated multiple times throughout the sermon, it is truly hypocritical that the God described as forgiving and loving of all would say “I hate you,” every five minutes. I personally feel like this is not the way God would like to be described, and that God would much rather liked to be showed as a forging and gentle spirit.
Abraham Lincoln took drastic measures to end the issue of slavery in America especially in the Southern states were it was rampant. Although it was a bloody battlefield that left 3,000 men dead and 8, 000 of them injured, his emancipation process became a success as slavery diminished in America. The blacks stopped being treated as slaves and they were recognized as human beings with equal rights as the whites although their rights were not observed right away. This move by Abraham Lincoln was very beneficial not only to the blacks but to world at large as it changed the position of the blacks in the society. Although the issue of racism and discrimination remained, this move by Abraham Lincoln was a motivation for many activists who were inspired