bradford rowlandson bradstreet carver oconnor poe hawthorne stevens eliot wheatley douglass hughes

Bradford rowlandson bradstreet carver oconnor poe hawthorne stevens eliot wheatley douglass hughes

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The thematic connections among Bradford, Rowlandson, and Bradstreet are spirituality, religion, and faith related to their experiences in the New World. Both Rowlandson and Bradstreet demonstrate their own personal experiences regarding finding freedom, in particular, religious freedom. Bradstreet expresses her Puritan beliefs through poetry, and aside from seeking religious freedom, she seems to be seeking acceptance as a poet. Bradstreet questions the truth of the Scriptures because she has never seen miracles that would convince her by what she refers to as ‘examination of her conscience’. Rowlandson describes her faith and how it relates to her loved ones in an era that is the continuation of Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation. The terms that describe Puritanism in the simplest way are ‘determination’ and ‘self-sacrifice’, as mentioned in
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Unformatted text preview: Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation. In all three texts, the repeated message seems to be their strong belief that if they commit themselves to God and be of good courage, everything would resolve with time. Rowlandson expresses her belief by saying ‘there is nothing too hard for God’. What seems like a common goal in all three texts is the hope of a house that is furnished with love, and a town full of good Christian friends. Bradstreet was concerned about her home and family. She wasn’t in good health, and suffered from fatigue. In hopes of pleasing her husband and family, she risked death by childbirth numerous times. But what we learn from her poems is that she tried to savor present day, instead of what was ahead. Bradstreet’s poem ‘In Honour of that High and Mighty Princess, Queen ELIZABETH’, expresses her feminism....
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