Perpetua's Religious Beliefs

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Perpetua was a bright, an intelligent young mother who was prosecuted for her religious beliefs. Perpetua would not renounce her religion so in turn was thrown in prison. The document talks about her dream of a golden ladder with weapon on it, and a dragon guarding the bottom. Perpetua has this dream right after she is given permission to keep her baby with her in her cell. She tells her brother about the dream, and they conclude that this dream means that they are going to die for what she believes in rather than being released. Right after this Felicity was worried that she was not going to be able to die with her friends, so they prayed for her to give birth early. This document illustrates the prejudice that Cristian people had to endure

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