Bradstreet To My Dear Children

Bradstreet To My Dear Children - Erin Gray ENGL 2327 17...

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Erin Gray ENGL 2327 17 June 2009 In her meditation "To My Dear Children", Anne Bradstreet chronicled several insights to her children about her religious faith: the ready acceptance of her youth, her growing dislike and disowning during adolescence, her wanting need during times of struggle, her reluctant acceptance upon marriageable age, her grievance at not receiving from her God all she asked upon reaching reproductive age, and her gradual observance of the real cause of her suffering and her realization of her true values and purpose. Bradstreet desired her children know the truth about their religious background, for she knew that she had wavered and questioned her faith at times in her life and knew her offspring would likely do so as well. In Puritan society it was encouraged to have a stoic and almost blind faith in the Lord, yet Bradstreet wanted to exemplify the process by which she came to fully understand her own self and purpose as well as the Lord she worshiped. She began by recounting her experience with right and
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