Writing and Colonial New England

Topics: Writing, Time, Marriage Pages: 3 (766 words) Published: May 28, 2014
Log#9;4/1 For my revision strategies I plan on adding a little bit more details to my essay. I don't want to side with one person in my essay but look through everyones point of view and judge the readings fairly. In a compare and contrast essay its not appropriate to side with one person in the writing but with all the different people and that is something I must improve upon.


The Social Order in Colonial New England

Summary: This article talks about the Role of men and women in Colonial New England. Men were not responsible for anything that went on in the house back in that time. Married and divorced parents spent more time now with their children than 40 years ago. Children time for fathers increased a lot more now than in the colonial times. Fathers weren’t responsible for their children and women were obligated to do all house work.

Response: This particular article took me by surprise because the fact that back in Colonial times fathers didn’t really help around the house is upsetting and surprising. In my opinion, women and men are obligated to do the same and equal work as eachother.

The Role of Men and Women in Colonial New England:

Summary: Women and Men were forbidden to strike each other in the Colonial times. A man was forced to give bond if he was caught verbally abusing his wife. The duty of a husband was to go work and support his wife at all times. Women’s property was forced to be given up to her husband once they were married and she was not allowed to work or own anything. In men’s opinion women lacked strength for intellectual exercise.

Response: This article shocked me because the fact that men saw themselves as better than women is extremely degrading and unfair, women can do the same things men can do

The Role of Children in Colonial New England:

Summary: Puritan parents were obligated to direct their children responsibly. Children who were too spoiled were sent to be treated by a master to...
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