Critical Analysis Of John Winthrop's Model Of Christian Charity

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COLLECTION 1: JOHN WINTHROP’S “MODEL OF CHRISTIAN CHARITY” Winthrop's sermon, “Model of Christian Charity,” was filled with biblical rhetoric to inspire and compel his listeners to work together as one body for the good of the entire community and for the pleasure of God. He believed that the world and God would be watching the colony to see if it would truly become what God intended, which to Winthrop was a “city upon a hill” to be admired and replicated. He used his sermon to persuade his audience to be unified in their purpose, establishing a colony that honored Puritan customs, and virtuous in their approach to the great task before them. The fruits of the Spirit as well and concepts of unity and community were themes of this literary…show more content…
The author clearly has a distaste for the scorn from those who judge her as a poet by her gender. However, unlike some of the authors in Collection 5, she does not take a passionate approach to gender bias, but instead humbly engages the issue. This is most clearly shown in the last stanza, where Bradstreet describes how men “have precedency and excel” and “can do best” but holds that women should be granted “small acknowledgement.” COLLECTION 3: BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, FROM THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY: PART TWO In the passage of Benjamin Franklin’s "The Autobiography: Part Two" provided, Franklin primarily discusses the twelfth virtue of humility. In the larger portion of the work available in Collection 3, this passage served to provide context for the twelfth virtue and add additional significant background to it to further illustrate its importance. The author describes how implementing the virtue in his life impacted his way of conversation, causing him to speak less dogmatically. He also explains how it turned his relationships for the better, writing on how it made most discussions more pleasant. As expected of someone writing about their experience in exercising humility, the author uses a humble, kind voice and a formal tone in his work. He expresses his attitude of admiration for the virtue of humility and attitude of disdain for a lack of. He described humility as a “cure” for his “vice” and “folly” haughtiness. The structure of

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