Colin and Brian

By colinh
  • John Winthrop "A Model of Christian Charity"

    John Winthrop "A Model of Christian Charity"
    It is a motivational seromon to the Puritans going to America in search of religious freedom.
    "We are a city on a hill"
  • William Bradford "Of Plymouth Plantation"

    William Bradford "Of Plymouth Plantation"
    "Of Plymouth Plantation" is a documentary of the founding of Plymouth and Bradford's life. "The place they had thoughts on was some of those vast and unpeopled countries of America, which are full of savage and brutish men, which range up and down, little otherwise than wild beasts of same." Puritans wrote down every single thing about their lives in the forms of journals, diaries, and essays.
  • Jonathan Edwards "Sinners in the Hands of an Angery God"

    Jonathan Edwards "Sinners in the Hands of an Angery God"
    Hes telling everyone that they are all going to Hell. He also says that he is not going because he is already saved. "The God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider or some loathsome insect over the fire, abhors you and is dreadfully provoked" It is a sermon, which reflects the religious zeal in the Puritan era. It also talks about the Puritan belief of origional sin.
  • Patrick Henrey: Speech to the Virginia Convention

    Patrick Henrey: Speech to the Virginia Convention
    Henrey is trying to convince his fellow Virginians to revolt against England. He tells them that England is holding them down and as a captive. "Give me liberty of give me death" Henrey uses facts and metaphores used in the Age of Reason.
  • Ben Franklin "The Autobiography"

    Ben Franklin "The Autobiography"
    In the chapters we read Franklin told us about his arrival in Philidelphia and his plan to achieve perfection of his being. "Man is sometimes more generous when he has little money than when he as plenty; perhaps to prevent his being thought to have but little." It fits in with the Age of Realism because Franklin believes that humans can be perfected and science is better than religion.
  • William Cullen Bryant "Thanatopsis"

    William Cullen Bryant  "Thanatopsis"
    When a person who loves nature goes into nature he hears nature tell him that we are all going to the smae place when we die no matter who we are in life. "Yet not to thine eternal resting-place
    Shalt thou retire alone" In reflects Transcendental ideals because everone returns to the Earth when we die and you can find the truth in nature.
  • Washington Irving "The Devil and Tom Walker"

    Washington Irving "The Devil and Tom Walker"
    Tom Walker is a poor Bostonian peasent who makes a pact with the Devil one day on the way home through the swamp. With the Devils help Tom becomes a rich accountant who is cold and heartless. When he realizes his time is almost up Tom attempts to repent for his sin but is to late.
    "Having secured the good things of this world, he began to feel anxious about those of the next."
    "The Devil and Tom Walker" reflects ideals of simplicity and the negatives of greed through Toms demise.
  • Ralph Emerson "Nature"

    Ralph Emerson "Nature"
    Nature is about how only authors like him can see nature for what it truly is. Every one else needs them to see everything that they do. "I become a transparent eye-ball; i am nothing, I see all" Transcendental ideals are reflected in they way he sees nature and himself as a superior person
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne "The MInisters Black Veil"

    Nathaniel Hawthorne "The MInisters Black Veil"
    The Minister has committed a hidden sin that we do not know. He wears a black veil to hide his face from the world along with his sin. As soon as he puts on the veil his sermons seem more passionate, however, everywhere he goes the veil makes the scene seem sad and no one wants to be near him. “There is an hour to come…when all of us shall cast aside our veils” Reflects the Antitranscendental ideal of previous sin and hidden sin.
  • Henrey Thoreau "Civil Disobediance"

    Henrey Thoreau "Civil Disobediance"
    Thoreau hasn't paid his poll tax in six years because he is against the Mexican-American war. He is in jail and finds it relieving but is not at peace until he is back in nature. "Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. " Reflects transcendental ideals by saying he is not happy until he is nature and by peaceful resistance
  • Henrey Thoreau "Walden"

    Henrey Thoreau "Walden"
    Thoreau spent a long time living next to Walden Pond on the Emerson estate. He grew beans and studied nature but did have companie over sometimes so he was not completly alone. "We live meanly, like ants" Reflects the Transcendental ideals of simplicity and truth in nature.
  • Henrey Longfellow "A Cross of Snow"

    Henrey Longfellow "A Cross of Snow"
    Longfellow talks about how the death of his wife will always be a burdon on him just as the cross of snow that never melts is on a mountain. "Displays a cross of snow upon its side. Such is the cross I wear upon my breast" It reflects Transcendentalism because it tells how nature wears burdons like he does.
  • Henrey Longfellow "The Tide Rises the Tide Falls"

    Henrey Longfellow "The Tide Rises the Tide Falls"
    Longfellow tells us that human life is like the cycles in nature. We are born then die and nature goes on. "The day returns, but nevermore Returns the traveller to the shore, And the tide rises, the tide falls" The poem reflects Transcendental ideals in the way it talks about the cycles of nature in human life.
  • Charlotte Gilman "The Yellow Wallpaper"

    Charlotte Gilman "The Yellow Wallpaper"
    A woman with a nervous disorder who is locked in a room with a hideous yellow wallpaper by her husband and brother in an attempt to cure her. She slowly goes insain and ends up tying herself to a wall thinking she came from the paper.
    "I've got out at last," said I, "in spite of you and Jane. And I've pulled off most of the paper, so you can't put me back!"
    Relfects the Age of Realism because it is a common character, not a hero, and illustrates their disbelif of God thorugh the husband.