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Demers Anthology: Cautionary Tales (Tiles mentioned before each note)

, Winter 2011
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Department
English
Course Code
ENG234H5
Professor
Dr.H.Forsythe Paul

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Puritans Hell-fire: Warnings and Warmth, James Janeway, Pg 65-69
Puritansconcerned that if u dont learn to read Bible then you will go to Hell (extreme
version of Protestants)
Published 1672
Date of story: 1670 Genre: Martyr logy (dies for their faith or belief, religious connotation)
Point of View: A childs version in this time period
Themes: Torture, pain, suffering, things they say while they’re being burned, glory, will
meet the Maker, gruesome, grisly accounts of torture, moral messages of puritan kids that
justifies the tortures
Ending is predictable die and meet their Maker in the end
Fictional, but mimics a true life story
Paragraph 7: List of things that are ideal child that Sarah read
Name of the child: Sarah Hallway (ordinary/common name, no metaphorical implications)
How does it endan exact date, documentary proof of the day she died?
Realistic child, not a princess, ordinary girl
Exemption is her religious faith that could make her a role model
Realism tends to elevate ordinary people, democratizing genre
Vividly detailed description about where things are and what is happening
Basic summary of the story, whats the story about: Between ages 9-10, ordinary kid, goes
to a sermon and becomes evangelistic. Christian (Puritan/Protestants) by nature is an
evangelistic religion, recruit membership. Preaching to her parents to save her soul,
religious passion awakened in her.
Little girl splitting up blood and dying in agony
A very good girl and becomes a better girl. In paragraph 8, we see her domestic-ness.
Paragraph 15explaining original sin to her mother
Real role model in her
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