With the prosperity of William, and Anne's background of medicine and nursing, it is no surprise they were welcome additions to the community. In this paper I will review who Anne Hutchinson is, what she had done, the threat she imposed to the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and how the trial was an ordeal for her and the community. She went against the Puritan orthodoxy and became a threat to the sate of Massachusetts. Anne Hutchinson was a believer in the covenant of grace where God could show himself to anyone at anytime. Four Works Cited There are some things that could have happened to Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter if she had followed the footsteps of Anne Hutchinson. Throughout the entire trial Anne was slowly being backed into a corner in which ideally she would have then broken down and admitted to doing all the wrongs in which Governor Winthrop believed she was guilty of, but she never really did.
In the end, she was banished for crimes likened to heresy, but not before leaving her mark on the world. The court seized on what it regarded as a blasphemous claim to special intervention by God on her behalf to return a guilty verdict, and Anne was sentenced to banishment, forsaken even by her former spiritual mentor John Cotton, and forced into exile in nearby Rhode Island. Her meetings grew to include both men and women, and she began to share her views on religion, which differed from the church. She held these beliefs with all her heart. Why was Anne Hutchinson such a threat to the Massachusetts Bay colony? Trained as a midwife and nurse, Hutchinson began to hold small meetings in her home to discuss John Cotton's sermons.
Hutchinson hat so forestalled the minds of many by their resort to her meeting that now she hath a potent party in the country. Trial and Interrogation, 1637 - - - Books You May Like Include: ---- by Eve LaPlante. Anne Hutchinson led the way for religious freedom. The evidence against her was so weak in nature, that it seemed that Winthrop, along with all the other elders and deputies, really needed a confession to completely justify her banishment. Anne started the centuries long, and even still waging on today fight for equality, and complete freedom for all women in America. A very serious and controversial accusation.
Winthrop was an intransigent Calvinist Puritan. Growing up, she learned from her deacon father to question the religious teachings of the Church of England. Anne wanted to feel free to express her increasingly Puritan views. In November 1637, Hutchinson was brought before the General Court, the colony's principal governing body, on charges of sedition. Anne Hutchinson at the Court at Newton.
Anne Hutchinson was perhaps the most famous Englishwoman in colonial American history, viewed in later centuries as a crusader for religious liberty and a prototypical feminist. As long as governments take it upon themselves to define orthodoxies of conscience, The Times and Trials of Anne Hutchinson will be required reading for students and concerned citizens alike. Puritan… 1294 Words 6 Pages any disruption to that plan should be eradicated. Anne Hutchinson was a strong, bold woman of the early 1600s, who stood up for what she believed in and challenged male authority. She began to house meetings of females and even ministers discussing all facets of Puritan religious ideas.
While her poems may seem simple and domestic, they contain a more complex meaning when looked at closely. Anne Marbury the birth name of our rebel was born into humble beginnings. Even more galling was her claim that she received immediate revelations from God. Women were allowed to teach other women, almost always younger girls, but were strictly forbidden against revealing the beliefs or sermons to men. The gatherings developed into popular forums, and soon attracted men as well as women listeners at a time when questions of faith, grace and salvation were pre-occupations for Puritans. Anne and her husband, William, found refuge in colony in Providence, R.
During the 1630s, religious controversies drove a wedge into the puritan communities of Massachusetts. She had a strong demeanor, no doubt from the 14 children she bore to her husband William, and possessed an avid interest in religion and theology. Hester Prynne commits adultery, but she handles it differently than Anne. A 1309 Words 6 Pages Biographical Essay: Anne Hutchinson Born in Lincolnshire, England in 1591 Anne Hutchinson was a puritan spiritual advisor whose strong religious convictions caught the attention of many puritans in the New England area. The Puritan leadership felt Anne was a threat to them and there beliefs so even before her trial began they had banished her. Refusing to disavow her beliefs, Hutchinson was put on trial twice—first for slandering the colony's ministers, then for heresy—and banished from the colony. Thus, she was the first woman in the colonies to be published and received a lot of criticism for it.
Anne Hutchinson also posed a threat because her teachings often went against the orthodox teachings of the Puritan church in a time when the. Soon the meetings were attracting up to 60 people -- men and women. Anne Hutchinson and other members began to speak out against mainstream doctrine, while ministers like John Cotton argued for personal discovery of salvation. In 1643, Hutchinson and other family members were killed in an Indian attack. It is my understanding that Anne's type of mischief was not too uncommon for that time period in Massachusetts.