Husking Bee

Husking Bee

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  • The Husking Bee
  • John tells Kit about his love for Mercy
  • Politics in Connecticut
  • Charter
  • The Husking Bee is an amazing celebration to the Puritans, in which they shuck corn and then they eat cake, and cider and delicious food, as they all look for a red ear of corn, symbolizing luck in later marriage.
  • The Seaman's "Prank"
  • In this scene, John reveals his feelings for Mercy, and they both celebrate over it, but then they both contemplate about it, and before the Husking Bee, John goes to call on Mercy, and Judith announces he has come for her, and since he doesn't speak up, everyone assumes that he has.
  • Important Business at Hannah's
  • In Connecticut at this time, the charter was the colonists symbol of rights, and they thought of it that if they could not take away the charter, saying their rights, they could not be taken. And at the colonists meeting, someone takes the charter when the candles are blown out, and every thing is "safe."
  • Changes In Prudence
  • Nat, and two other men from the Dolphin, go to William's house, and illuminate all of the empty spaces for the windows with Jack - o - lanterns and they were sent to the stocks, and there punishment was to be read at the Thursday Lecture, and the punishment was that they were to be fined 40 shillings, be banished from Wethersfield, and they were to be in the stocks an hour before to an hour after the Lecture
  • When Kit goes to Hannah and tells her about Nat, and William, ending up with Hannah saying that there is no escape if there is no love. Then, Prudence comes, and Kit brings the woolen cloth to Hannah, Prudence learns to read, and Kit and Prudence begin to make a dress for Hannah and Kit feels ashamed after learning that Nat has also taught Prudence when she was not there.
  • Pru
  • Prudence went from a very sad, woebegone, uneducated and scroungy child, to a happy, flourishing, and well educated child. And Prudence will always keep coming back to Hannah's because it gives her a sense of courage against her mother but in their meeting where Prudence learns to write, Kit has a felling that this would be the last time they all all in Hannah's house together.
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