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consider the ideals, values, and themes that early American writers considered to be important and worthy of inclusion in their journals, sermons, and poems. What are these ideals and values? Why were they important? How do different writers incorporate them into their works? Did certain values or ideals seem to become more or less important over time? If so, why? Cite specific examples from the writings of Bradford, Winthrop, Bradstreet, and Edwards in your response. I dont really get this? :/

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  1. anonymous
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    So first off, you need to know what is an ideal, value, and theme. Theme is the common idea within the piece of writing. For example, the theme of fear is evident within Brom Stroker's Dracula (this is a really bad argument). A value is an idea that relates to the moral ideas that one holds. For instance, I would value going to school every weekday. An ideal, or ideology, is a group of ideas over a set theme. I remember one of my college classes used Superman to demonstrate the the ideology of masculinity within the comic and movie. The next part of the question asks you to say what these ideals and values are and to explain why these values and ideals are significant. Say that I believe in the value of going to school every weekday. The reason why I go to school every weekday is because I like to benefit my future job. The next part of the question I cannot explain well, because I am unfamiliar with the works mentioned in the prompt. Suppose that I wrote about a girl named Jill who went to school every weekday. I used my values to incorporate a character, Jill, who goes to school every weekday. Maybe if you chose a particular work, I can help out a little more. Sorry for the large chunk of text.

  2. anonymous
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    Hahaha its okay! I actually figured it out on my own, thanks though you did help me alittle bit:)

  3. anonymous
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    Nice to hear. :)

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