Essays Tagged: "New England"

Anyalization of Pearl from the "Scarlet Letter"

nscendentalism.Since he had ancestors of Puritan belief, Hawthorne wrote many stories about Puritan NewEngland. His most famous story is the Scarlet Letter. This novel tells of the punishment of awoma ... aracter of Pearl in the Scarlet Letter. Herwhole life had many difficulties while living in Puritan New England. Furthermore, Pearl displaysmuch parallelism to the scarlet letter that Hester must wear ...

(5 pages) 137 0 3.4 Nov/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Was the Civil War Inevitable?

s read.We can start from the beginning, when American first started to come together. The people of New England, left England mainly for religious reasons. The people were called Puritans. The Puritan ... ld their own homes (Faragher 42). On the other hand, The Virginia Ordinance was very different from New England altogether. The people that came from England to Virginia, came to Virginia for wealth. ...

(4 pages) 456 4 3.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Comparison of "Of Plymouth Plantion" and "A Description of New England"

Comparison of "Of Plymouth Plantion" and "A Description of New England" A Few Gramatical ErrorsNew England: A Matter of PerspectiveJohn Smith's A Description o ... d William Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation both present a picture of the same pre-colonial land of New England. Mr. Smith's writing, out of necessity, painted a rosy picture of the new land, while Br ... necessity, painted a rosy picture of the new land, while Bradford's historical account shows early New England was not Heaven on Earth. Mr. Bradford and Mr. Smith are writing about one land, but they ...

(3 pages) 103 0 4.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Bell Jar.

Jar is during a six-month period in the life Esther Greenwood. The year is 1953. It is first set in New York, in a hotel for women with the fictional title of Amazon, and in the offices of a women's f ... e spends a short time in a city psychiatric hospital. Esther then is moved to a private hospital in New England.Esther Greenwood is a nineteen year old writer who has yet to receive serious encouragem ...

(3 pages) 74 0 3.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Thomas Stern Eliot 's "The Hollow Men"

Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri of New England descent, on Sept. 26, 1888. He entered Harvard University in 1906, completed his courses ...

(5 pages) 101 0 3.4 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Hester's Individualism As Present in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

ther our understanding of the difficulties of living in Boston, the stern, joyless world of Puritan New England. It is all gloom and doom. If the sun ever shines, one could hardly notice. The entire p ... tells us, have left the narrow-minded colony to start life all over again in a place where no one knew her story. The sea leads back to England, or for a woman of Hester's strength, the track leads o ...

(8 pages) 87 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Massachusetts Bay Colony

s people were searching, searching for freedom fromthe tyrannical kings of Europe and searching for new lives. Manypeople found this freedom and the new life they were looking for bymoving to the new ... s. After word got back to England ofthe settlements, more and more people started to migrate to the newworld. Some of these people who moved to the new world werecalled puritans.Around 1629, the King ...

(3 pages) 82 0 3.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Mercantilism, the Great Awakening, and the French and Indian War, laid sufficient soil to the American revolution

to Africa and in return slaves were sent to the English colonies by means of the Middle Passage. In New England however, timber was the major natural resource that England benefited from. The pine tre ... eir congregations to spiritual destruction. As a consequence, many churches split into factions. In New England, separate congregational churches were organized, and in the Middle Colonies, Presbyteri ...

(3 pages) 121 0 3.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Differences Between New England and Central Colonies

Thesis: While New England and the Chesapeake area were settled by people of English origin, by 1700 both had devel ... ish colonies, differences began to appear in the religious, social, and economic characteristics of New England and the Chesapeake area, which would eventually lead to the evolution of two distinct so ... rea, which would eventually lead to the evolution of two distinct societies. The people who settled New England and the Chesapeake area were mostly English Christians who were in some manner either di ...

(5 pages) 117 0 4.3 Sep/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

William Brafdord Vs. Johm Smith

In the selections "A Description of New England" and Of Plymouth Plantation the tone of both writings vary distinctly. John Smith and Wi ... ertain tones to attract and persuade certain audiences.In John Smith's selection, "A Description of New England", he appears to be directing his writing towards certain financial individuals wanting t ... appears to be directing his writing towards certain financial individuals wanting to invest in the new colonies. Smith shows this by continually making reference to ways of profiting from daily activ ...

(1 pages) 73 1 3.3 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Enlightenment and the Great Awakening.

in 1740. What exactly was the Great Awakening? It was a wave of religion revivals sweeping through New England that increased conversions and church membership. The beginnings of the Great Awakening ... d conversions and church membership. The beginnings of the Great Awakening were in Pennsylvania and New Jersey among Presbyterians and then spread to the Puritans and Baptists of New England. They wer ...

(6 pages) 188 0 2.8 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

A comparison of Anne Bradstreet and John Woolman, both New England writers.

New England writers shared the same beliefs, but how they chose to reveal them to the world varied. ... ty frowned on writing as unseemly behavior for a woman"(128). She lived a simple life although she knew that there was more to life for a woman that the Puritans believed. She knew of other things bec ...

(5 pages) 53 0 4.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A compare and contrast paper about two short stories, "A Description of New England" by John Smith and "Of Plymouth Plantation" by William Bradford.

In the writings "A Description of New England" by John Smith and "Of Plymouth Plantation" by William Bradford, the tone of these two s ... ain tones to attract and persuade certain audiences. John Smith wrote of what a wonderful place the New World was, while on the other hand Bradford wrote about the difficulties and realities of the Ne ... he New World. Author John Smith, a pilgrim who arrived in the Americas, writes a description of the new land. In "A Description of New England" he shows what a wonderful world of vast food and pleasur ...

(3 pages) 111 0 5.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692.

ge of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. The year 1692 seems to have been a particularly troubled one in New England. It was a time of political uncertainty, with Increase Mather at the English Court, seek ... up in a restricting evangelical world, the troubles of 1692 were caused by the Devil. The Puritan, New England mind was alerted to devils and to their agents on earth, witches. Belief in the supernat ...

(11 pages) 111 0 2.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

American colonies in 1763 - A new Society???

to separate the church and state. One of the examples is Roger Williams, who attacked theocracy in New England. He wanted the church to be separated from the state. He was banished from the Massachus ... he church to be separated from the state. He was banished from the Massachusetts Bay and he built a new colony, Rhode Island with religious freedom. The other example would be the Maryland Toleration ...

(3 pages) 148 1 4.6 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Regional Writers, a comparison of Mary Wilkes Freeman and Kate Chopin

the authors use some of the same themes, such as irony. Mary Wilkes Freeman writes with irony in "A New England Nun" and Kate Chopin uses irony in "Desiree's Baby." Freeman is from a small town in Mas ... pin uses irony in "Desiree's Baby." Freeman is from a small town in Massachusetts and writes of the New England life in her stories. Irony is a theme used by many writes that creates another dimension ...

(5 pages) 60 0 3.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Explain the role of a concept of the American Dream plays in act 1 of Miller's "Death of a Salesman" (405 words)

lly, they are successful. In the beginning of the play Willy Loman comments on how he was "vital to New England". This is a great example of how Willy's distortion compromised his obtainment of succes ... f how Willy's distortion compromised his obtainment of success. In all reality he was not "vital to New England", but a hindrance to his company. This is one reason why Willy Loman never obtained the ...

(2 pages) 135 4 4.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Why was the war of 1812 favored by the South and West and opposed by New England? Includes a bibliogrophy.

Why was the war of 1812 favored by the south and west and opposed by New England?The War of 1812 is one of the most complex wars of the United States. The war lasted for ... eel that from it all their blessings flow" (Boorstin-Kelly, 198), swept through the south and west, new representatives came about. These representatives wanted "firm defense of our national rights" ( ... (Hacker, 98).Not all people were in favor of the war like the south and west. Opposing the war was New England. Some New Englanders were so horrified by the war that they sold beef to the British arm ...

(3 pages) 61 0 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Discuss the extent to which the American reform movements of 1825-1850 sought to expand democratic ideals in America.

and unintentionally.The reform movements were spurred by the Second Great Awakening, which began in New England in the late 1790's, and would eventually spread throughout the country. The Second GA di ... crazy people were actually mentally ill, and did not simply choose to be crazy. Her work led to 15 new hospitals and improved conditions in current hospitals of the time. While she did not seek to ex ...

(4 pages) 165 0 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

American Revolutioin

sown in the periods of the Enlightenment and the Great Awakening. By the early 1700's nearly 90% of New England's white male population could read and write. This was almost three times the literacy r ... urch sermons and town meetings. The more well to do colonists however could afford costly books and newspapers. This access to the written word sparked an age of optimism where human reason could over ...

(7 pages) 86 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History