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The country we live in, its ideals, its culture, and basically the whole of society is founded on the viewpoints of our countrys original settlers, the Puritans. Their views on intolerance of things that are different from them are still very much foll

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F - Correctly Placed Thesis Statement Matt Phillips C - Good Supporting Paragraphs A - Good Conclusion Puritanism The country we live in, its ideals, its culture, and basically the whole of society is founded on the viewpoints of our country's original settlers, the Puritans. Their views on intolerance of things that are different from them are still very much followed by many. Just look at what happened right after September 11, 2001. There were many unpublicized murders of Islamic convenience store workers. The news didn't stay on this subject to question why it happened, and there were very few arrests made. This simply shows that we are a nation that likes to hate. Also in the mid eighties, the catholic church started to target roleplaying games such as Dungeons and Dragons and Vampire: The Masquerade. ...read more.

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However, even through all their suffering and hardships, they somehow survived. "The Account of Sarah Good" accounts for the times of fear that awaited them after they could survive the area. This fear claimed many lives of those deemed 'witches', however, in the end the Puritans were only being bullies, killing others to make themselves feel better. Living a pure life was central to the Puritan culture. In the selection "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" it is shown just how important it was. In this selection its basically says that anyone but the purest of Puritans will go to hell, because God wills it. In "Young Goodman Brown" a good man is faced with temptation. He resists but later finds everyone else who he knows has given into it. ...read more.

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They then proceeded to totally accept what happened, and even sometimes thank God. And while many will never understand this, there are many selections of literature that may help in understanding. One such example is "Upon the Burning of Our House", in which a women writes of losing her home to flames and not being able to blame anyone, nor disagree that it was 'God's will'. "Sinners if the Hand of an Angry God", and "Of Plymoth Plantation" are also works that deal with this subject in a Puritan state of mind. The Puritans were a very strange group of people that must be understood to be able to understand ourselves. They were the founders of this country and its ideals are still vaguely based upon their ideals. Everyone should then look into themselves and find what is and what isn't something new. ...read more.

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