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  • Opposing Views of Early Americans, Thomas Morton and John Winthrop

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    school of Atheism” (127). Everything that the Puritans stood for, Morton was boldly going against. But the following events that Morton orchestrated are what really pushed the Puritans over the edge. Firstly, Morton erected a Maypole for a May Day celebration. This Maypole was in the words of Morton, “a lamentable spectacle to the precise Separatists that lived at New Plymouth. They termed it an idol; yea, they called it the Calf of Horeb and stood at defiance with the place” (141). However, Morton

  • William Bradford's Comparison And Merry Mount, Ma-Re Mount

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    occupants of Merry Mount’s “profane” and “dissolute life[style]” may place some doubt in the truthfulness of his writing, proposing that Bradford’s religious disparities with Morton has obscured his understanding of the maypole celebration (Bradford 155). Unsurprisingly, Morton’s maypole celebration signified the type of religious and societal viewpoints that the Puritans were trying to flee with their arrival to Plymouth. Morton’s presence threatened the Puritan’s idealistic concepts that Bradford valued

  • William Bradford and Thomas Morton

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    clothes, but unless you are hurting someone just go your own way. Bradford felt that Morton was “an enemy against God” (Daly pg 565). Bradford called Morton’s conduct “Lord of misrule”, and Morton felt like it was “harmless fun” (Schoenberg). “His maypole festivities smacked of folk superstitions and pagan practices; his consorting with Indian "lasses" violated their sexual and racial taboos; his hospitality to indentured servants threatened their labor supply and social order; and his trading of guns

  • Reaction Toward Natives And Puritans

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    Reaction toward Natives & Puritans Thomas Morton and William Bradford lives started off very differently, which may indeed be the reason why they have very different views on the Natives and Puritans. Looking into these differences there is a definite reason why they choose the path they did. Morton taking interest in the Natives and disliking the Puritans happened due to his beliefs and his interest in new things. Bradford for intense was a Puritan, and came to dislike the Natives due to the fact

  • Maypole of Merrymount: a Failed Attempt to Escape English Romanticism

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    Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Maypole of Merry Mount” still seems to follow the traditions and conventions of English Romanticism, despite having an American concept as its subject, in its use of several Romantic themes and figures. First among these themes is that of revelry and carelessness, as the Lord of May emphasizes: O, Edith, this is out golden time! Tarnish it not by any pensive shadow of mind; for it may be that nothing of futurity will be brighter than the mere remembrance of now passing

  • Beltane Research Paper

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    the time of sacred alchemical marriage between god Bael, their solar father and goddess Danu, their earth mother. Moreover, the marriage and the intercourse of Bael, the solar father and Danu the earth mother is symbolized by the performance of the Maypole dance during this season. Therefore, we celebrate our earthly parents and their intercourse that created us during this time of the year. This is a special moment to celebrate fertility and mating all over the world.

  • Essay on Thomas Morton and the Puritans

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    Thomas Morton and the Puritans An anti-"city on a hill" with a maypole compensating for something? A pleasurable refuge for indentured servants freed from service and respected natives? A place where a man just wanted to annoy his uptight, religious neighbors? Those are the obvious conclusions, but with like most anything in history, there's meaning and significance that we don't catch at first glance. Thomas Morton had an agenda, puritan leader John Winthrop may have had a secret, and there

  • The Scarlet Letter, By Nathaniel Hawthorne

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    groups and societies use this thought process on smaller groups or against those who dissent against the dominating beliefs, roles, or ideologies. In the case of the characters in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter and his short story “The Maypole of Merry Mount, othering is implemented by the Puritan groups against those they view as corrupt or morally wrong. This often leads to isolation, cutting the offending party off from the rest of society in an effort to control. Perhaps the most obvious

  • Group Culture Paper

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    Group culture The PSR group has developed a culture based on rituals, beliefs, values, and traditions. At the beginning of each meeting everyone goes around and shares what they did over the weekend. This ritual is used to get all of the desire to talk about non group related topics out of the way before the agenda is addressed. The idea that everyone should be created equally comes to mind as a belief held by all members of the group. Additionally, the group believes that all clients have the

  • December Soltices And The Winter Solstice And December Solstice

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    There are different holidays that are celebrated worldwide. Some countries prepare, organize and celebrate holidays, while others just observe holidays. There is a difference between celebrating and observing. When a holiday is celebrated that day turns into an event. When a holiday is observed it is noted as being a special or significant day. June Solstice (a.k.a. Summer Solstice) and the December Solstice (a.k.a. Winter Solstice) are two holidays that are celebrated by some and observed by