Thomas Hutchinson

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  • Benjamin Franklin's Struggle For American Independence

    In 1772, Franklin was given a series of correspondences between Thomas Hutchinson, Andrew Oliver, (both of whom were colonial officers) and Thomas Whitley, a British undersecretary. In these letters, Hutchinson and Oliver suggested “ ‘an abridgement of what are called English liberties’ were needed in America”. Franklin believed he could send out these letters to Massachusetts as evidence that the cause of the issue lay not within the royal government, but with a few, corrupt colonial officers. However, he had not realized how much the American view had changed from his own. Franklin and the revolutionary groups in America both believed “Parliament had originally no Right to bind us by any kind of Law whatever without our Consent”, as he articulated in his letter to Thomas Cushing. However, Franklin believed the issues between the British and Americans could easily be mended. On the other hand, the revolutionaries saw the British government’s grievances as much worse than Franklin did, and some already believed separation was necessary. Thus, when the letters were published in Massachusetts, the colonists of Massachusetts believed the “letters seemed to confirm…

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  • Revolution Of Interest Analysis

    have no voice or representation.” Echoing the rhetoric of Patriots against the stamp act. As Americans were subjects of Great Britain, women were unrepresented subjects of their husbands. Her notions of the rights of women were meaningless to him. She was utterly frustrated at his dismissive reply to her demand of laws “upon just and liberal principles.”However, their interests differed. The men striving for liberty from the crown had been the ones imposing their own tyrannical rule on women.…

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  • Anne Hutchinson Contribution

    Antinomian controversy, John Winthrop, a founder of Puritan Massachusetts, wrote a letter concerning the exiled dissenter Anne Hutchinson. In his first sentence, he coined the term that hundreds of years later would inspire the works of countless historians. “American Jezebel,” has become synonymous with Anne Hutchinson, a woman in Puritan New England who boldly stood up for her religious beliefs in a society where women were expected to be meek and obedient to male authority. Many American…

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  • The Influence Of Hester Prynne In The Scarlet Letter

    The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a story of a young woman’s struggle to remain true to herself despite society’s influence. After committing adultery with the Reverend Dimmesdale, this young woman, Hester Prynne, is branded with a scarlet letter A to signify her sin and humiliation. While at first, Hester refuses to give in the society’s influence, she conforms to Puritan standards by the end of the novel. From the start of the book to the end, a dramatic change in Hester’s attitude…

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  • What Does Puritan Symbolism In The Scarlet Letter

    In this quote, Hawthorne uses symbolism to convey the differences between Puritanism and nature. The prison, which is ugly and overgrown with weeds, represents Puritanism as cold and unforgiving. A metaphor also describes the prison as a black flower of society. Black represents sin, and the prison is a black flower because it feeds on sin. In stark contrast, the beautiful rose-bush embodies the forgiving demeanor of nature. Prisons punish sin, while nature forgives sin. This quote is an…

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  • Analysis Of Eve Laplante's 'American Jezebel'

    other books about powerful and influential women in history. The thing that makes this book unique is that Anne Hutchinson is actually an ancestor of LaPlante which allows her to have a different point of view on the situation and she is able to write the book in a different way and explain it differently than another author would. Anne Hutchinson was a woman of change who was very open minded and saw things differently than other woman in her time did which is what makes her so interesting.…

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  • The Forest And The Puritan Forest In The Scarlet Letter

    Cate Blatchford October 27, 2016 Ms. Stephens Scarlet Letter Essay The Forest vs the Puritan Town It is important for people to have a right to express themselves and not feel like they are being judged in their own society. In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the depiction of how the Puritan society limits the people’s thoughts and feelings is portrayed throughout the book. For Hester and Dimmesdale, the two major characters in the book, there is a place away…

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  • Analysis Of Hester's Self-Made Identity In The Scarlet Letter

    Hester’s Self- Made Identity, and The Identity Society Burdens Her With: In The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the main turmoil of the story follows a young woman who is burdened by the austere constraints of the Puritanical society she lives in. For her punishment of adultery, she is forced to wear a scarlet letter on her chest at all times representing her shame for the world to see. Throughout the novel, the letter, among other things, gains a vulgar reputation in the town to which…

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  • A Streetcar Named Desire And Blue Jasmine Character Analysis

    Prompt: How is the theme of appearance versus reality dealt with differently in A Streetcar Named Desire and Blue Jasmine? “Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.” However simple these words may seem, this is perfectly epitomized by Tennessee William’s theatrical masterpiece, ‘A Streetcar named Desire’ to the modern adaptation ‘Blue Jasmine’ directed by Woody Allen. A streetcar named Desire and Blue Jasmine touch on…

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  • Puritans In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

    Arthur Dimmesdale is a protagonist in the novel The Scarlet Letter and understood to be guilty of two sins, one of commission (his adultery with Hester Prynne) and of omission (his cowardly and hypocritical failure to confess. The Scarlet Letter was written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1850 and inspired by his Puritan primogenitors in the 1630s. Because of his knowledge of the Puritans he is able to describe their strengths and portray their weakness as a colony and community. Hawthorne’s The…

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