Writing Assignment 7 ENG241 - Latif 1 Shafaq Latif Dr Lass...

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Latif Shafaq Latif Dr. Lass ENG 241 – E70N 12 April 2016 Writing Assignment #7: Question A John Winthrop, an English Puritan quotes, in the text , A Model of Christian Charity” , “God will bring you some heavy affliction upon the land, and that speedily” (166). Winthrop discusses that Puritans believed that they had redemption to God because God was sovereign. Puritans wanted to be the perfect example for the rest of the world. Winthrop suggests the vision of creating a Puritan society that would be perfect and that would that reflected ideas of God and nature. He clearly creates a metaphor to the “City on a Hill”. Winthrop writes, "We shall be as a city upon a hill , the eyes of all people are upon us." He envisioned society to be a “city on a hill” that would be watched by the world, and would become the ideal capital city. Winthrop suggested a utopian society that would be perfect in all aspects. He called for a society that would emphasize the importance of religious ideas. I believe that this “vision” of America is not realistic. Living in a modern society, I have experienced
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