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Captain John Smith (1580-1631)
Elizabeth I Quakers (the Friends)
King James I
Mayflower Passengers Come
Ashore at Plymouth Harbor (1620)
Native Americans were portrayed as
"savages" in need of salvati...
Puritan Family at Prayer
“The Godly”
“Pure” interpretation of the Bible.
Religion and Government closely intertwined.
“Theocracy” (the laws of society and religion were the
same)
Richard Mather
Increase Mather
Cotton Mather
RICHARD MATHERRICHARD MATHER: typical strong Puritan
minister.
INCREASE MATHERINCREASE MATHER: leader of New England
the...
First New England poet.
“Tenth Muse Lately
Sprung Up in America”
(1650): first New World’s
poems published in
England.
...
Travel guides: facts with fantasy
Tales of adventure and excitement
Letters / Diaries / Journals
“Advertisements” to p...
Recorded everything they did
Diff. kind of narration: the voyager was not
the explorer but the Pilgrim
Religious themes...
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1850) / Arthur Miller (1952)
Puritan literature
Puritan literature
Puritan literature
Puritan literature
Puritan literature
Puritan literature
Puritan literature
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Puritan literature

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Breve recorrido por los comienzos de la literatura Norteamericana

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Puritan literature

  1. 1. Captain John Smith (1580-1631)
  2. 2. Elizabeth I Quakers (the Friends)
  3. 3. King James I
  4. 4. Mayflower Passengers Come Ashore at Plymouth Harbor (1620) Native Americans were portrayed as "savages" in need of salvation. Conversion to Christianity was the answer for the Native American.
  5. 5. Puritan Family at Prayer “The Godly” “Pure” interpretation of the Bible.
  6. 6. Religion and Government closely intertwined. “Theocracy” (the laws of society and religion were the same)
  7. 7. Richard Mather Increase Mather Cotton Mather
  8. 8. RICHARD MATHERRICHARD MATHER: typical strong Puritan minister. INCREASE MATHERINCREASE MATHER: leader of New England theocracy. “Remarkable Providences” (1684) psychological environment of the time. Puritans’ strange beliefs. COTTON MATHERCOTTON MATHER: Prolific writer. “Cotton’s Diary”: his special relationship with God. “Magnalia Christi Americana” (1702): description of the Salem witch trials. His writings: from “plain style” to complicated language filled with strange words from Latin.
  9. 9. First New England poet. “Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America” (1650): first New World’s poems published in England. Her poems: refuses to sing of Wars, Captains and Kings. Simplicity. A look into the heart of 17th C. American woman.
  10. 10. Travel guides: facts with fantasy Tales of adventure and excitement Letters / Diaries / Journals “Advertisements” to persuade readers to settle in the New World Annals about travel, settlements, climate and prospects for cultivation. Books full of American promise, of heroic and divine missions
  11. 11. Recorded everything they did Diff. kind of narration: the voyager was not the explorer but the Pilgrim Religious themes. The plot was providential. God’s guidance. The Bible as the main source Deep superstition in religious matters. New settlings and the forest. Difficulties with “Indians”. Difficulties with winter and the land. Laws and punishments.
  12. 12. Nathaniel Hawthorne (1850) / Arthur Miller (1952)

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