Briana Lowell

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    list of literature

  • John Winthrop "A model of Christian Charity"

    John Winthrop "A model of Christian Charity"
    Winthrop described what he believed to be the puropse of god and leading the passangers toward it. he explains why the Puritans are resistant towards the seperation of church and state.
    "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden."
    It reflects the Puritan way because it shows how they look towards god's approval and acceptance.
  • William bradford "Of Plymouth Plantation"

    William bradford "Of Plymouth Plantation"
    he reveiled how puritans can over come obstacles.
    "Being thus arrived in good harbor, and brought safe to land, they fell upon their knees and blessed the God of Heaven who brought them over the vast and furious ocean, and delivered them from all the perils and miseries thereof, again to set their feet on the firm and stable earth..."
    it shows how the pilgrims were god's chosen people.
  • Jonathan Edwards "Sinners in the hands of an angry god"

    Jonathan Edwards "Sinners in the hands of an angry god"
    Edwards preaches that god will pnish anyone who crosses him and send them to hell. he also talks about how we are not all pure and how god can send his wrath on us at any point in time. the sermon was a leading example of the Great Awakening. he inspired peopleto convert out of fear.
    "Unconverted men walk over the pit of hell on a rotten covering."
    it shows the era by circling on the idea that everyone is bad and that we are unimportant against god
  • Ben Franklin "The Autobiography"

    Ben Franklin "The Autobiography"
    The work portrays a fascinating picture of life in Philadelphia, as well as Franklin's shrewd observations on the literature, philosophy and religion of America's Colonial and Revolutionary periods. It also showed how a person can achieve moral perfection.
    "That you may in your mind compare such unlikely beginings with the figure i have since made there."
    it shows how someone can go from rags to riches and how they have moved away from god reasoning to finding the truth from science.
  • Patrick Henry: Speech of the Virgina Convention

    Patrick Henry: Speech of the Virgina Convention
    henry trys to persuade the governor to go to war with britian because we should have freedom to live how we want to.
    "i have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that lamp is experience."
    making a prediction about future and having experience to show you they way instead of god's path for you.
  • bryant "Tanatopsis"

    bryant "Tanatopsis"
    if your afraid of dying then go out in anture and listen to what she has to say. and whenever anyone dies we all go to the same place. dont be afraid of death and to live life to the fullest.
    "So live, that when thy summons comes to join
    The innumerable caravan which moves
    To that mysterious realm where each shall take
    His chamber in the silent halls of death, "
    nature is a source of truth and dont be afraid of death
  • Washington Irving "The Devil and Tom Walker"

    Washington Irving "The Devil and Tom Walker"
    A man runs into the black man/ the devil in the forest and makes a deal with him to sell his soul in exchange for money and wealth.
    "When Tom reached his home, he found the black print of a black finger burned, as it were, into his forehead, which nothing could obliterate."
    The Devil is everywhere and you can't escape the devil after you have made a deal with him. Once you have sinned the devil has your soul.
  • Emerson "Nature"

    Emerson "Nature"
    to find answers you need to go out into nature where you are truly alone. you dont see nature fully when your in society even if you are alone in your room. we are a apart of the oversoul which gives a connection to nature.
    "If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! "
    wisdom of the child and everyone is a part of the oversoul.
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne "Minister's Black Veil"

    Nathaniel Hawthorne "Minister's Black Veil"
    everyone has a secret sin but the minister decides to wear his openly. it helps him to recognize sin in others. He has to endure a lifetime of solitude because of the black veil. He won't take it off until judgement day when his sin will be revealed.
    "He has changed himself into something awful, only by hiding his face."
    Everyone has their own secret sin. Everyone has their sins revealed on judgement day.
  • Thoreau "Civil Disobedience"

    Thoreau "Civil Disobedience"
    he did not pay his poll tax because he did not like slavery or the mexican war. he was taken to jail and thought that it was a waste of time. he resents the american government and thought the people should have more say in what is going on. democracy is an evil of its own.
    "the goverment is best which governs least."
    individual over society.
  • Thoreau "Walden"

    Thoreau "Walden"
    he wanted to isolate himself from society. he wanted to live by the bare essentails so he could gain a more objective understanding of it.
    "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."
    find happiness and peace in nautre
  • Longfellow "A Cross of Snow"

    Longfellow "A Cross of Snow"
    his wife dies and is filled with grief and guilt. many years later he sees a cross in a mountian. that cross symbolizes his heavy burden and how it never goes away.
    "Displays a cross of snow upon its side.
    Such is the cross I wear upon my breast"
    this shows how everything that is written about has a significant meaning and literal meaning. that is how the Romantics wrote.
  • Longfellow "The tide Rises, the tde falls"

    Longfellow "The tide Rises, the tde falls"
    this is talking about a traveler who dies away.
    "The day returns, but nevermore
    Returns the traveler to the shore.
    And the tide rises, the tide falls."
    this show the life cylce of man and nature and how nature will always be here.
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman "the Yellow Wallpaper"

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman "the Yellow Wallpaper"
    A woman's internal conflicts and sufferings that she goes through in a man's world. Her husband decides what she does and she is essentially put in "prison". She is fixated upon the wallpaper of her room and begins seeing a woman come out of it.
    "I have a schedule prescription for each hour of the day, he takes all care of me, so i feel basely ungrateful to not value it more."
    It avoids the heros and concentrates on the average life of the average family. Detailed descriptions of the wall paper