Puritans such as Jonathan Edwards and Anne Bradstreet would write personal history or diary type of literature to influence men and women across the nation on their strong biblical beliefs. Puritans are known for their wide spread faith on the bible, how they would preach, and the way they showed others the way of life that is suitable to enter to heaven. Many puritans believed there were people who were already chosen called the “selected”. Each puritan writer had their own way of getting others involved in the lifestyle of following the bible. Writers like Edwards and Bradstreet both wrote about God and the impact although they had different notions; from them having different points of view of how God felt, to the way they wrote and made their readers feel throughout their writings.
And a baby girl at that … You don’t want to give this motherless child the name of the man that killed Jesus, do you?” (Morrison 19). Unlike Omoro in Roots, Pilate’s father had no regard for the meaning behind her name, it was just a random selection, even after being warned against it because of the meaning behind it. Although rather than taking on the characteristics of Pilate from the Bible, Pilate makes her own life, full of giving and
God told them not to look back, but Lot’s wife did and God turned her into a pillar of salt. Vonnegut uses words like failure when referring to his book and looking back, because that’s exactly what Lot’s wife did. She did something she wasn’t suppose to do. Vonnegut is looking back at tragedy in this book, which he is not suppose to be doing. Lot’s wife is looking at the tragedy that was her home.
(Tan 388). The main reason why she has a hard time doing this is because she never showed love to anyone directly with anyone in the first place. It was impossible for Ruth to tell Art that she loved him when she could barely say the same thing to her mother. Though Ruth does not believe that discussing such matters with Art is critical, it is actually separating them
Comparing Did you know that Anne Bradstreet and Jonathan Edwards are very similar? Well Bradstreet and Edwards are both Puritans and have a strong faith even though Bradstreet's faith came throughout her experiences in life and Edwards was born into it. They both believe that there are strict rules on how to be obedient and a good servant in the eyes of god. Even though they have similar beliefs and morals they both have some differences, like their way of preaching, Edwards preaches in a very harsh way to scare his listeners into the hands of god, while Bradstreet says as long as you are good and obey God he will reward you and you will have a happy life but if you disobey him then he will take away your blessings.
A very precise word choice keeps the reader’s imagination from being too broad while reading. Anne Bradstreet uses good word choice in “My Dear and Loving Husband” with the “Thy love is such I can no way repay.” (line 15, page 116). Her words mean that she can never thank her husband because he has loved he so much. Jonathan Edwards also uses a precise word choice in “Sinners in the Hands of Angry God”.
Nevertheless, both authors have impacted the world with their writings, their Puritan views and writing styles. Their religious views are very similar, they are both Puritans in the early 1700s. They have the same love and respect for their powerful God. However they view him in
No immodest clothing, no disobeying God, no playing with toys, and no enslaving others. These were just some of the rules that Anne Bradstreet had to follow through the Puritan religion. The overpowering strength of the church made it hard for the citizens in the new world to be creative. Anne Bradstreet took the liberty of going away from the normal rules of the church and being an individual. Anne Bradstreet did not live the normal life of a commoner in England.
Based on these two stories, mankind followed their tradition practices and sacrificed other’s life to retrieve God’s blessing. This emphasizes that younger generation should not believe in traditional practices as some practices are illogical, irrational and will undermine social order as well as harmonious family relationships. Benefits of some of traditional practices over this world are lacking sense or sound, lucid reason as these benefits do not proven by any of the scientist in this world. People observes these old traditions, which have no sanction and were made just for the benefit of a section of society. In the story “The Lottery”, during
I thought angrily. How do you compare to this stricken mass gathered to affirm to You their faith, their anger, their defiance?”(pg. 66). This moment shows that at this moment he is angry and he doesn't believe in god because god have not make a miracle to help him get out or survive from the camp. The reader can infer that he doesn't believe in god now, which supports the argument that Elie changes from a person who believes in god to a person who only thinks about
In this quote from Mrs. Bradstreet, she is showing that everything that is gone now, does not matter to her, all that matters is that god is still here, “There’s wealth enough, I need no more” (line 51). She doesn’t need anything when she has god. Mr. Edwards on the other hand, uses fear and doubt to guilt his listeners into becoming apart of the Puritan lifestyle when he says, “God has so many different ways of taking wicked men out of this world” (pg.120). In this quote from “Sinners in the Angry Hand of God” Mr. Edwards reminds his listeners that they could die any day due to their sins without god. Edwards has a common theme of bringing up constantly that god is holding them all over a giant pit that leads to hell, “Held in the hand of god, over the pit of hell.”
What is a Puritan? A Puritan is a member of the English Protestant in the late sixteenth and seventeenth century who believes they must live by the Scriptures to abide by God. Anne Bradstreet a Puritan writer of To My Dear and Loving Husband and Upon the Burning of Our House addresses her thoughts and feelings in her writings about God and his actions. Another author Jonathan Edwards who wrote the sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God justifies God’s punishment on those who sin. Bradstreet and Edwards view on God and his actions contradict each other however they express their beliefs in related forms.
Puritan literature largely consists of poems, sermons, and personal journals and served a purpose such as to teach or inform instead of entertaining. The Puritans generally valued religion and simplicity in their society and thusly much of their lives focused on just that. I felt that Nathaniel Hawthorne’s account of puritan society through his story The Minister’s Black Veil differed from that of original puritan literature. While puritan literature was nonfictional and centers on enlightenment and religion in their daily life, Hawthorne wrote a fictional account to describe the puritan values. Because of this difference I feel that original puritan literature is far more accurate portrayal of puritan culture.