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    Anne Bradstreet and Femininity According to the Oxford English Dictionary, femininity can be defined as “Behaviour or qualities regarded as characteristic of a woman; feminine quality or characteristics; womanliness.” (OED) In today’s society, the concept of femininity takes on many different roles and forms. You can find women in more traditional roles such as mothers and teachers to non- traditional roles such as lawyers, doctors and construction workers. The concept of femininity can be related to a person today regardless of a person’s physical sex. However, during the Puritan’s colonization in America, a woman’s characteristics were not as fluid as they are today. Anne Bradstreet broke many of glass ceilings for women. She was the first author published in the newly established Puritan society. Despite this, Bradstreet was held accountable by her Puritan 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 was seventeen, she began preparations to travel to England to the new world with her husband Simon Bradstreet, a Cambridge…

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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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    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…

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    Mary Rowlandson

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    The idea of salvation inhabits an important part of American cultural history, especially in regards to America’s Puritan heritage. The foundation of Puritan culture was religion. The Puritan philosophies that stressed the choice between a life of sin or salvation. These ideas can be seen in early American literature such as that of Anne Bradstreet’s “The Author to her book” and Johnathan Edwards’s “ Sinners in the among others. American literature eventually evolved into a secular art. Later…

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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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    violent and where I, as a resident of Ipperwash Beach, find myself unsettled and in disbelief. On September 4th 1995, approximately thirty members of the band, accompanied by children, stormed the land in protest. (Salomons, 2009) They originally planned a peaceful protest but what started out as an innocent practice of human rights turned into something problematic for Canada in the years to come. (Salomons, 2009) The then premier, Mike Harris, wanted the protest dealt with quickly and quietly.…

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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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    1920s Fashion Essay

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    Freedoms such as being able to vote, express them-selves, and gain a sense of respect from others. Not only was fashion a piece of material back in the 1920’s, but also a form of movement. With the turn of the decade and fashion, women were able to speak for them-selves whether their voices were seen or heard as negative or positive. The Flapper image became negative for the elders but the image allowed young women to be able to grow out of that stage into mature women. Wanting to move out due…

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    Hobbe’s Claim that the State of Nature is a State of War. Noah Park Ever since the existence of a civilization, the fundamental question of how and why; to identify and explain the human’s nature and how man is ought to live, has been the key element in philosophical world. Many philosophers provided and made public of how they viewed this world as, and the human in it, and experimented themselves with their approaches, however, no philosophers could possibly bring forth the same views as…

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    Not only did it pave the way for independence for the Americans but it also set the precedent for the end of the traditional royal rule in Europe, even inspiring the French allies of the Americans during the American Revolution to lead their own revolt against their own king. Today, the document is often just known to have declared that the colonies wanted their independence from Britain; however, it expressed much more than just the desire for independence. With true eloquence, Thomas Jefferson…

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