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    According to Poetry Foundation, Anne Bradstreet was born in 1612. She didn't attend school, though she was tutored by her father Bradstreet favored literature, most of her time was spent on reading. Once she was sixteen years old she married Simon Bradstreet who assisted her father, Thomas Dudley and eventually had eight children. As a young adult she wrote numerous short poems; “To My Dear and Loving Husband,” “A Letter to Her Husband, Absent Upon Public Employment,” and “The Author to Her Book”. She also wrote a poem called “The Flesh and the Spirit,” revealing an interesting conflict about earth versus heaven. In this poem, “The Flesh and the Spirit” are two different characters with different morals, though Bradstreet has her own view towards Puritanism. In the poem, it starts off with the narrator speaking in first person, referring herself as “I,” as she continues to overhear the conversation between Flesh and Spirit, “In secret place where once I stood/ Close by the banks of Lacrim flood.” Meaning, the narrator is experiencing hard times while she’s dealing with her personal issues. To the Puritans, the belief of faith as well as self is an important aspect. This poem was composed to simply test her new life with Puritan ideas from the New World. The…

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    Bryant was thought of as a genius and marked character. His talent had been overlooked because he refused to promote himself. He would quietly publish his works without making a big deal about their importance. Bryant enjoyed writing poetry, but after his father had informed him he could no longer afford his college expenses, he started preparing for a career in the legal field by working in the law office of a family friend. He continued to write poetry while working in the legal field. After…

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    “There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue” ― Elizabeth I Tudor (goodreads.com). However, Queen Elizabeth I never held her tongue when she could have a say in matters. In many ways, Queen Elizabeth was one of the very first women in the 1500s to dominate her own era. Queen Elizabeth l controlled part of the government and provided suitable leadership for her army when the Spanish Armada tried to challenge England. With her…

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    Ipperwash Beach has been my home away from home for as long as I can remember. Some of my earliest memories include getting thrown off the inner tube into waves so big they could swallow me whole, campfires that my grandfather would build rain or shine, just so we could get that perfect bedtime treat and a sun burning so bright I thought the sweet summer would never end. As far as I was concerned, Ipperwash Beach was a magical place that couldn’t do any wrong. From a young age, I can remember…

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    The novel’s major conflict is Edna and her conflicting beliefs against society regarding what a woman’s role should be, and it is shown quite early in the novel. An example of such would be Edna’s defiance of Leonce’s orders and her decision to remain outside in the cold back at Grand Isle (35). Edna’s growing resistance to society, especially in this scene, demonstrates the fierce soul she possesses. Her realization of the fact that her husband does not control her seems to spark within her at…

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    The Pilgrim Morals

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    Piety, courage, and industry, were the Pilgrims’ most cherished values. They were thought such a necessity because of each values’ strong place in building a stable and prosperous community, as well as keeping a “morally” intact society, the “new Jerusalem.” But “paradise” is not to be gained without challenge and great effort against the “enemy of God” and they came in the form of hardship, privation, and fear. Bradford, Winthrop, Bradstreet, and Edwards wrote of these hardships that they and…

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    values, thus creating an inner conflict throughout her writings between the Puritan patriarchy and her identity as a female. Therefore, Bradstreet’s background provides a different perspective on the term femininity by the direction it expresses itself in her poetry. To understand Anne Bradstreet’s perspective on femininity as a writer, one must first understand her personal experiences. Anne Bradstreet wrote poetry privately to please her father, who encouraged her to pursue writing. When she…

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    Puritan Confidence

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    Puritan confidence, a result of the Protestant Reconstruction. A living confidence, entered the lives of John Winthrop, and the organizer of Massachusetts, his better half, Thomasine, shaping their day by day considerations and…

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    more grief. While the idea sounded great for Dimmesdale at first, he knew that he had to die in the society that he helped grow. Question 2: It may seem as though Hester Prynne was limited during her exile from society, she was able to express herself more fully in the wilderness, as she strayed from Puritan societal norms because she was an outspoken, confident, strong woman in the a male-dominated world. Hester Prynne’s banishment from mainstream society was not an impediment to…

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    Biblical Allusions and Symbolisms in the Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter is filled with Biblical allusions and symbolisms that help enhance and deepen the context of the story. Watson found 38 allusions in his A Dictionary of Biblical Allusions in the Scarlet Letter and even “acknowledges the possibility that he may have overlooked some of the novel’s more obscure biblical allusions” (Watson 4). Knowing that the Puritan “interpretation of scriptures was a harsh one” (Puritans) and “emphasized…

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