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PURITIANISM In the short story Miss Temptation Kurt Vonnegut does an unprecedented job of relating modern American culture in the contemporary time today to the 17th century Puritans and the outcome they had on us This story is about a 19-year-old actress named Susanna who stuck out like a sore thumb in her town This remarkable writing piece has a lot to do with Puritanism and nowadays You can see that with the knowledge of basic Puritanism and a basic summary of the short story Miss Temptation Puritans were the strictest people that you would ever meet The first puritans thought they were put on the top of a hill because god wanted them to be role models to the rest of the world They believe that you can believe in nothing except god They did what they did because they wanted people to look up to them They were faced with a dilemma that either they listened to god and did what he said or believe in whatever they wanted and suffer the consequences They were so strict that if you broke out into a run and started yelling on Sunday you would get a ticket for working on the Sabbath day Also if you kiss or hug your girlfriend or wife in public then you would be fined or ticketed This story is about a young actress named Susanna She was perfect in every way She lived above a firehouse and followed the same routine every day of waking up at noon and going out on her porch After that she would stretch kiss her cat fluff her hair put on her earrings lock her door and hide the key in her bosom And then barefoot she would begin her stately undulating titillating tinkling walk One day she went to the drugstore where she met a man who later embarrassed her He went to her house and expected cool expensive rare stuff on
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