Downright Dencey Themes

Caroline Dale Snedeker
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The Quaker Religion

The Coffyns and a great number of the people living on Nantucket are Quakers. The majority of the people in Nantucket are divided into two main groups. A person is either a Quaker or Congregationalist. Therefore, one of the main themes in the story is religion.

The Coffyns are devout Quakers as are many of the townspeople. The Quakers are known for being pious and God-fearing. The people of the Quaker faith are taught to be obedient and to do God's will, whatever that may be. The Quakers are extremely strict.

A person's behavior is strictly guided by the leaders of the faith and by the rules of the Meeting House. It is clear that no one should ever speak out of turn or act in any way that might offend God or their fellow worshipers, also known as "Friends". One example of inappropriate behavior is...

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