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In 1630, the Puritans made their initial voyage to America, they possessed high goals and ideals in the hope that their future settlement at Massachusetts Bay would become a “city upon a hill”. The utopia settlement envisioned by the Puritans was supposed to serve as an example for the rest of the world in what proper living was. In Anne Bradstreet’s poem ‘The Prologue’, and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel ‘The Scarlet Letter’ specifically ‘The Custom House Chapter’, the authors suggest that...
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Puritans sought reform from the Church of England, due to its likeness to the Roman Catholic Church. They wanted to separate the church to be autonomous. Therefore, to escape persecution from England, they escaped to the new land. Because they were some of the first authors in a newly founded America, they brought along their religious beliefs to the new world. They incorporate Puritan ideologies into their works. Puritans are a subsection of Christianity that had emphasis on moral and...
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In Wheatley's 'On Being Brought From Africa to America', it seems like she is saying that her voyage from Africa to America is a blessing. She feels that being in America has given her an opportunity to find and love God, and that no matter their captors beliefs are, in the end they will join the angelic train. In Wheatley's 'Thoughts on the Works of Providence', she praises God for his works of creation along with his power, goodness and...
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Societies over the ages have called into question the basis of reality and how things came to exist. Religion is one significant way society explains the formation of the Earth, which is the belief in a higher power or powers. Religions have sacred narratives, which people may preserve in symbols, scriptures, and holy places, that aim mostly to give meaning to life. One major institution of religion is the Catholic Church. The corruption of the Church reached a climax during...
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What have you done recently to conquer your fears? Maybe, stick your hand in a jar of spiders? Personally, mine was blindfolded indoor rock climbing which really helped me challenge my fear of heights. However, not everyone can easily accomplish this, but what if you could? French surrealist writer and poet Rene Dumal once said: “You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above...
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Isolation can be defined as the state of being apart from others, a lack of emotional contact with those in the surrounding environment. It can happen anytime, anywhere, like being isolated from family, and friends. Anne Bradstreet paved the way for females to have a voice when many women were restricted from various opportunities, such as getting an education and gaining meaningful employment outside of the home. Thomas Sweet's “The Early Elegies of Anne Bradstreet” talks about how Bradstreet felt...
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Lust Noun - uncontrolled or illicit sexual desire or appetite; lecherousness. A passionate or overmastering desire or craving (usually followed by for): a lust for power. Ardent enthusiasm; zest; relish: an enviable lust for life. Verb - (used without object): to have intense sexual desire. to have a yearning or desire; have a strong or excessive craving (often followed by for or after). Etymology: Before 900; Middle English luste, Old English lust; cognate with Dutch, German lust pleasure, desire; akin...
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Anne Bradstreet was born in 1612 to a nonconformist former soldier of Queen Elizabeth, Thomas Dudley, who managed the affairs of the Earl of Lincoln. In 1630, he sailed with his family for America with the Massachusetts Bay Company. The ship carried Puritans to New England, where Anne and her family emigrated to America. The Puritans fled Great Britain's monarch to avoid and escape persecution. During this time, as the Puritans were new colonists at the time, the British colonies...
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Anne Bradstreem conveyed two important messages in both her poems; “Verses upon the burning of our house” and “ To my dear Grandchild.” Although she was talking about two different things, one who is a person and another who an object in the end it does come together to convey a message of life and God. Basically that no matter how life goes and what/who does or doesn’t go along with you it’s all in God’s hand/plan for you. It’s...
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Female authors throughout different historical, cultural and social contexts have written extensively in response to their contemporary/immediate reality and each has addressed the woman question in her way. Although these responses vary in nature, form, and content, a common factor in all of them has been a reactionary instinct. Female writers react to ideas surrounding women in the gender discourse, which has—historically, at least—been a male-dominated discourse. Within such a discourse, women writers have struggled to find their voice and...
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