Life Yesterday and Today
Living life now is so much more different than how it was back then. The way the puritans used to live was a lot harder and they were a little foolish. Their way of living was so much different than it is now, most Americans can’t really remember or they simply just don’t know anything. There were many flaws in the Puritan Era, and America has developed and grown throughout the years and for the better. One thing that America has improved on is; of course, government. Government throughout the years has been changed, expanded, and modified. In the Puritan Era, their type of government was a theocracy, meaning “ruled by God” or basically the bible. And man, were these early Americans crazy about theocracy. One of the Early American beliefs were “if you were 18 years and younger, you’re innocent.” Which is totally unfair because you can say whatever you want and it will automatically be true, but for the older men and women it’s not right. You can say something that isn’t true about a person you don’t like and other people will believe you. As seen in the movie “The Crucible”, Abigail Williams, an 18 year old girl, leads a group of her friends and a bunch of other girls who is under the age of 18 to get rid of the wives of the men they have feelings for. Many people died throughout this movie because of these girls. They are accused of practicing witchcraft and throughout the whole movie it is just blame after blame after blame. Which is really unfair because the judge in the movie named “Judge Danforth” just believes the girls. Because the townspeople are not under the age of 18, it is a lose-lose situation for them. You either get hung to your death, or you are locked up in jail to your death.
It wasn’t allowed for you to not go to church, you just had to. But in the perspective of the author who wrote “Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God.” he was basically forcing the people to go to church. And because...
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