Material Possession vs Religion In “Verses upon the Burning of our House”, about the religious and human view of material things, Anne Bradstreet tries to hide the fact that during the burning of her house she secretly grieves the lost of her material things. The poet struggles in the debate of spiritualism and non spiritualism as she goes on in the poem describing her feelings and thoughts about her house burning down. As I read the poem I felt a bit of controversy from Bradstreet point of view because of her seesaw in how she illustrates the importance of possession, contrary of her religious beliefs. Bradstreet´s final point is that unlike the importance of possession, people, including the poet herself, craves and desires all material things. Bradstreet opens her poem by telling her readers about the impact caused on her when she woke up form a “silent night” (1), term she uses to later express the great impact made on her by the roaring sound of fire burning down her house, and that awakens her from her sleep.
Bradstreet creates a deeper meaning in her poem through her discussion of earthly value versus eternal value and how she discovers the importance of eternal value through the loss of her earthly possessions. The first example of her discovery is her feeling that she has lost her earthly possessions. In her recount of the flames overtaking her house, Bradstreet says, “I blest His name that gave and took, That laid my goods now in the dust” (Bradstreet ll. 14-15). In these lines,
Also the only way she could be forgiven is if she dies since in the last stanza it said“White ash amid funereal cypresses.”Unless it’s sarcasm ,and won’t be forgiven because the author did use sarcasm in the line “God’s daughter, born of love”,as mother was raped by Zeus and not in love. Hilda Doolittle expressed Greece hatred towards Helen, which is different how Edgar Poe
This can be seen by Anne Bradstreet, William Bradford, Mary Rowlandson, and John Smith. Bradstreet’s poem, Upon the Burning of Our House: June 10th, 1666, was about her own house and personal belongings burning down while she devastatingly watched. Bradstreet is of the Puritan faith. Characteristics of this faith tend to show throughout her writing for example, while she is observing flames consume her house “I blest His name that gave and took” (Bradstreet 14). Therefore, an attribute of her Puritan writing is staying positive even through a horrendous dilemma.
"Hale: Well, women are used to worrying over trifles." (11) Turns out that trifle they were worrying about was a clue that lead them to the reason for the murder of the husband of Mrs. Wright, Mr. Wright. This trifle that is being referenced is whether or not they believed Mrs. Wright wanted to quilt her quilt or knot it. Something so small but was a huge clue that gave an observer a window into the mind of Mrs. Wright. Something that the men only brushed off as a joke when the women brought it up.
It was about the Kitty Genovese case when she was attacked outside of her apartment and her neighbors heard her and didn’t do anything; they ignored her cries. Our short story unit was about conflict, characterization and plot elements including the theme. Empathy can create a stronger and more just society because people would understand the things that people are going through or gone through. The Nazis didn't have any empathy for the people that they killed and how they destroyed their families. The first assignment
She actually sided with the demon army which was a really bad thing like the other humanity kings did and it broke Johns heart so HARD. How can she take the only road to survival? She actually offered John an opportunity to join her so they could live together but how
You loved me, John Proctor, and whatever sin it is, You love me yet! John, pity me, Pity me!”(1099). This means she thought John loved her which led her to be angry and to start blaming people to be witches because she wants to be pitied. This point seems convincing enough for John to be blamed but Abigail is the one who makes up the fake story and admits to doing witchcraft but later on saying she was saved and started to blame the others who had nothing to do with the situation.This is why Abigail Williams is most responsible for the uncontrollable witchcraft situation in
Roald Dahl, the author of this short story, wants the reader to realize how one-sided a relationship can be. While Mary was fully faithful and loving to Patrick; the feelings were not mutual. The feeling of betrayal she felt was beyond imaginable and she ended up going to violence for the answer. She was afraid, angry, shocked, sorrowful, and full of hatred. There may not have been an officially stated reason that she killed him, but in my mind I believe she killed him out of the act of fright and love.
It is being rumored that Betty flew over over the barn. Later, Betty starts screaming when they start singing a psalm downstairs. This is because she cannot bear to hear the lord’s name and this proves that Betty is a witch. Mrs. Putnam says she contacted Tituba to find out who is killing her babies and to communicate to her 7 lost/dead children. Thomas Putnam is bitter because he feels like he isn’t getting the respect he deserves.
She wakes up to finding that her house is on fire. When she found her burning house she had been very sad and sorrow because of the incident. But there was something else she valued more then her house, Anne Bradstreet reminds herself that her future, and anything that had been worth value would lie in heaven. It had been against her belief that she had felt this way; showing she is a sinner. Her deep Puritan beliefs had brought her to accept that the loss of material, was spiritually necessary thing to have
“The devil is waiting for them, hell is gaping for them, the flames gather and flash about them, and would fain lay hold on them, and swallow them up.” (Edwards) The differences in the Bradstreet’s poem, God was taking the house to help her move on with her life. “It was His own, it was not mine, far be it that I should repine; he might of all justly bereft.” (Bradstreet) Even though everything she own was gone, she still has god by her side and blest his name. The feelings in both of the stories are very depressing and frightening. In Bradstreet’s, when you’re reading it, it sounds like the main person was very scared and didn’t know what was happening. After running out she blest god for saving her.
It all started with Tituba claiming she signed the devil 's book. Them people got really worried because the bible stated witches “shall not suffer to live” that gave them reassured opinions because the people followed the bible. Then people noticed that they could get away with accusing other people that they wanted to get rid of. It was the perfect way to get rid of someone your jelous of. Then many people took advantage of the system and from there it went crazy, but I believe The main cause of witchcraft is people taking advantage of it for their own
Edwards uses a harsh tone for readers to face the reality of what the consequences would be for not following the life a Puritan should be living. An example of this reality from his sermon, “ there is hell’s wide gaping mouth.”(Edwards, 80) God has all the power of choosing what he wants to do with you and saying it’s as if he’s holding you above Hell getting ready to drop you without hesitation. Bradstreet uses a calmer tone in her poem, “Yet by His gift is made thine own; there’s wealth enough, I need no more.”(Bradstreet, 70) Even when her house and her belongings are burned to ashes, she believes by the glory of God, it’s okay since everything was from him anyways. Bradstreet and Edwards, although both have very different ways of expressing their idea of the lifestyle of a Puritan, they portray the same idea. Edwards goes straight to the point and explains the harsh reality of being a Puritan or not.
Scout thinks to herself that there’s something amiss with this statement, and when she goes home, she asks Jem, “How can you hate Hitler so bad an’ then turn around and be ugly about folks right at home?” (page 331). Scout has a major realization that prejudice is also right where she lives. In addition to this, it’s easy to see how Scout relates this back to the Tom Robinson case, as there was enough evidence to prove Tom’s innocence, but because he was black, he was found to be “guilty”. When children are taught an idea or belief, they tend to stick with it, but the idea also needs to be enforced. The third graders are taught about how discrimination is a awful thing, but that belief is not enforced in their own town, which doesn’t make teaching the idea effective.