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  • The Pilgrim Morals

    Piety, courage, and industry, were the Pilgrims’ most cherished values. They were thought such a necessity because of each values’ strong place in building a stable and prosperous community, as well as keeping a “morally” intact society, the “new Jerusalem.” But “paradise” is not to be gained without challenge and great effort against the “enemy of God” and they came in the form of hardship, privation, and fear. Bradford, Winthrop, Bradstreet, and Edwards wrote of these hardships that they and their fellows faced in a foreign land, with no shelter to go to, no inns to restore their spirits and health, no familiar objects and environment of their European culture previously readily available to them, nothing but seemingly endless land filled…

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  • Similarities Between Pilgrims And Pilgrims

    The stories of losses and struggles, fights for religion and conquests of new land surge through the colonies of the New World in the 1600s. Puritans and Pilgrims both have struggles and successes flowing through their history that is traced to their independent motivations as well as overlapping motivators. Puritans focus on generating a purer Church of England that breaks away from the interventions of hierarchy in the England faith. The Pilgrims work to create a better life in the newly…

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  • Holy Selfies: A Pilgrimage Analysis

    to the increase in pilgrim numbers. Cathedrals were found among the pilgrimage routes. Relics were part of the Cathedral experience. The relics represented a miracle or a supernatural power that could help the pilgrims that completed the journey. The relics contributed to the financial stability of the church…

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  • John Smith's Struggle In Jamestown

    reluctant immigrant, Anne Bradstreet managed to raise her large family in the new land and even aid in the founding of three settlement towns (Bartlett 295). A hardworking wife, mother of eight, poet and budding historian, Bradstreet was able to thrive in all her roles due to an austere lifestyle and dogged determination to succeed. In the poem “In Reference to Her Children” by Bradstreet, the persona expresses her satisfaction at having raised her children well, and the hope that they would…

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  • The American Identity

    Despite, or perhaps because of, this country’s short history, the American identity is one of the most highly contested and undefinable of intangible ideas. Many of the highly debated abstract concepts are so often and sometimes needlessly argued over because they are indefinable. So much can fall under the categories of these types, like art, love, and poetry, that deems them impossible to narrow down into workable definitions. A blank canvas can be considered art and free verse is somehow…

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  • Character Analysis: The Summoner

    As the pilgrims arrived I began to plan a seating arrangement so all will be fine and dandy the night of the dinner with no absurd interruptions. I first placed the Summoner in the far left-hand side corner for I know he is an irrational drunk who at any time may be obligated to leave to the distant restroom for his bladder will be full. He is also hard to look at as well with his overly blemished face. That’s why I intended to have his right side free of any fellow pilgrims. Although there are…

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  • Elizabeth Gilberts Journey

    Sometimes, people do not even know that they are on a pilgrimage. They just think that they are taking a break from life by traveling, which describes a tourist or “a person who travels to a place for pleasure” (Merriam Webster). According to the Turner’s article, “a tourist is half a pilgrim, if a pilgrim is half a tourist” (Turner 20). In her memoir, Elizabeth Gilbert is both a tourist and a pilgrim. She takes off and goes to Rome, Italy to learn Italian and to eat as much of the food as…

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  • Compare And Contrast Pomas Porton And William Bradford

    goals to be short-lived. Personal connections that develop with the Indians is a topic that both Morton and Bradford discuss. The Pilgrims’ initial encounter with the Indians is tense and there is an air of skepticism about what type of people they are, friendly or dangerous. Since they need to live together in a peaceful way, the Pilgrims create a treaty between themselves and the Indians so that there would be no misunderstanding about the expectations and trust each group needs to have with…

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  • Pilgrims Dbq

    Caroline Zide The Pilgrims arrived in the New World in September of the year 1620. They fled England because they were being severely persecuted for their religion, and they wanted to be free to practice as they pleased. After 70 or so tedious days at sea, they arrived in Cape Cod, a little bit north of their original target, which was a small town in Virginia. Despite the rocky start, the Pilgrims were very successful in making a life for themselves. The Pilgrims were able to thrive in the new…

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  • Medusa Carol Ann Duffy Analysis

    On one hand, we have the poem ‘Medusa’ by Carol Ann Duffy, in a dramatic monologue based on a mythical creature, Medusa, whose insecurity and jealousy leads her to believe that her husband is cheating on her. Consequently, she turns into a gorgon who turns anything she looks at to stone. On the other hand ,we have ‘Les Grandes Seigneurs’ by Dorothy Molloy which is about an aggrandized woman’s romantic relationship with men there to entertain her and to support her self-aggrandizement. However,…

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