prejudgment of human beings as guilt-ridden dust (Gen 3:19), worms (Job 25:2-6), and embodiments of sin or depravity (Exod 20:5),” (Brantley 160). This quotation is a direct realization for Dickinson that there is no separation of individuals based on their status of wealth,but instead on their status of morals which goes completely against the social status of what people in her Calvinist colony believe in. In fact, it is important to note the historical background of poet Emily Dickinson, to fully understand why she has a questioning relationship with religion in her literature. To begin, in the source Writing The Nation, which is the class textbook used for e-core, it is stated by authors that Emily Dickinson struggled with acceptance into her society. "Born into an influential and socially prominent New England family in 1830, Emily Dickinson benefited from a level of education and mobility that most of her contemporaries, female and male, could not comprehend," (Berke, 48). In the Pennsylvania Calvinist community, she was raised upon, it was very uncommon and unacceptable for women to take a liking or interest in formal education.