"Fire From Heaven", "Much Ado About Nothing", And "The Flea": Sinful Acts



In Fire from Heaven, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Flea, the
authors take a stance on men and women committing sinful acts and using it
as a main position in their work. They write from a very religious
perspective which is probably due to the time period in which their work
was written about. They develop this idea in very different perspectives
to get their point across. They express this position vividly throughout
their work.
David Underdown didn't live in this time period, but his work was a
work of history and his ideas coincided with those of the Puritans. He
uses these ideas to take a position on the Puritan's side and to better
explain the good they were trying to ...

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probably did distinguish some, but it
wasn't very prominent or apparent. His makes this point clear in the
passage, "Misbehavior among married people was especially serious, as it
was likely to disrupt existing families, which were of course regarded as
the essential foundations of any ordered, virtuous society(p.66)." The
Puritan influence is very prominent in excerpt from the previous quote,
"families,... the essential foundations of any ordered, virtuous
society(p.66)." Underdown also makes a reference to the others towns in
the area and how the Puritan presence made a difference, "It is unlikely
that Dorchester people were any more, or any less, loose in their sexual
habits than their neighbors in other place. But stories of their misdeeds
even in the years of the puritan ascendancy are abundant(p.66)." With this
passage the author shows how the presence of the Puritans changed the total
view of the town and its people.
Underdown used the sinful acts between men and women ...

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Even then the
girl's parents waited five days before going to the magistrates, during
which time Parkins's friends the Hasselburys (in whose house the incident
occurred) offered Basil's mother five pounds to hush it up(p.68)." There
were many other incidents like these written in detail throughout Fire from
Heaven. Through all these documentations Underdown draws up the big
picture of how all these incidents of sin helped overthrow the Puritans.
He draws his conclusion from the thought that the Puritans just couldn't
break the Dorchester townspeople from their sinful habits.
Shakespeare's play Much Ado About Nothing is a play of passion and
deceit. The plot draws its strength ...

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