Anne Bradstreet's View On Women

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Anne Bradstreet was born in 1612 and grew up to become a prominent English poet. As she was growing up, the Puritan society expected her to become a good housewife, consequently a caretaker to her children. She wrote primarily for herself, and her children, for she didn’t want the attention from men and their scrutiny. Anne lived in a time where society’s standards of women included lack of skill, only being good housewives, and notably, only pedestrian. “For my mean pen are too superior things … My obscure lines shall not so dim their worth.” (111) Bradstreet articulates that her writing is not good enough for songs of wars, of captains, and of kings. From this, one can understand that women have been “brainwashed” to think that men are superior
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