Anne Hutchinson Biography

2556 WordsApr 26, 200511 Pages
The reason I picked this topic is because I admire Anne Hutchinson and the history of her life and I strongly believe in the rights of the individual to freedom of thought, freedom of speech, and the freedom to worship. She is a real hero because she faced adversity but she refused to betray her ideals or ethics no matter what the cost was. Anne Hutchinson, was born Anne Marbury, in Alford, Lincolnshire, England, in July, 1591, the daughter of Bridget Dryden and Francis Marbury, a deacon at Christ Church, Cambridge. She was the second of 13 children. For years everyone in England had been Catholic. Then, almost 100 years before Anne was born, King Henry VIII of England, the leader at the time, left the…show more content…
Anne Hutchinson's only sin was being able to think for herself in an age when women were considered to be nothing more than servants for their husbands, meant to bring as many children as they could into the world, and raise them. These were rules strictly enforced by the Puritans, who, in accordance to the teachings of the Old Testament of the Bible, viewed women as morally feeble creatures, who like Eve before them would no doubt lead men to damnation if allowed to form an opinion or express a thought. Women were considered inferior beings, with inferior minds, and would therefore need to be governed by men, who after all, had been created in God's image. It is Ironic to think that Anne Hutchinson so embraced a faith that made her out to be nothing more than a slave. Anne kept quiet during most of her days at the colony, but not nearly quiet enough. Feeling the need to discuss matters of the faith, Anne started a woman's club which would congregate in her home to discuss the Scriptures, pray and review sermons, but this was also the perfect forum for Anne to voice her opinions, which generated a fair amount or interest amongst both the men and women of the community, who would come in greater numbers each week to hear her speak. Even magistrates and scholars took an interest in what she had to say. The assertive Anne was now becoming a religious leader to many, and this worried John Winthrop, a long time
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