One Of The Neon: Puritanism And Today

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Jamme Omar A. Biscocho
Puritanism and Today One of the most of widely used languages in the world is English. To some, it may seem simple. However, what most of the people who use it do not know is that the English language came from a rich heritage. The sheer number of English words and dictionaries is attributed to its spectacular history. Years of cultural diversity, and blending made English as it is now. Periods such as the Puritan period played a great role in influencing English literature. In this essay, three key comparisons between this period and the present day shall be discussed. First of all, what is “Puritanism”? Puritanism was a religious reform movement in the late 16th and 17th centuries. People who call themselves “Puritans” sought to “purify” the Church of England of remnants of the Roman Catholic “popery” that the they claimed had been retained after the religious settlement reached early in the reign of …show more content…

The Puritans were particular in the practice of simplicity. They believe in plainness. They wanted to return to a simpler way of life without ornament. They wanted to live without earthly or material desires. Puritans lived a simple life based on the concepts of humility and simplicity. If an individual is wearing elaborate clothing and has conceited and selfish thoughts, it deeply offended Puritans. Puritan writing mimics these cultural values in its plain writing style. Puritans wrote directly to the point, and avoided much of the elaborate writing style that became popular in Europe. In today’s society, simplicity is evident in the clothing and values of people. Decent attire is required in churches for the solemnity of the mass to be preserved. Because of this, dress code was implemented. Most of the Catholics strictly observe this rule, including me. Decency in clothing is a sign of respect to the other practitioners of the religion as well as the Almighty

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