Puritan Literature Essay, Research Paper
The Literature of PuritanPuritan Literature is written in several forms. It expresses feelings, life, God, Gods word, Gods work and there aditudes. The main belief of the Puritan’s that was written about in the past is religon, and faith in God. They showed there feelings in stories, journals, and meny other forms. Some of the major Puritan writers are: Anne Bradstreet, William Bradford, Edward Taylor, William Byrd, and menny outhers. The author of “Huswifery”, Edward Taylor expreses his feelings in a poem, he talks about how he wants the lord to use his body as a spinning wheel to glorify God and his word. He compares his body, and parts of his body to the spinning wheel, and parts of the spinning wheel. He asks God to transform him to make him better for the glory of God. This one story shows a breaf segment of how the puritan’s felt about and what there attitudes were and they beleved deep in God and that he is the only true savor. They change ways, words, and feelings to fit in with God and good things to try to make people change to puritanisum. Jonathan Edwards arthor of “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” expresses his feelings in a story that tells God is not a man to mess with and that we are all bad people that are condemed to eternal damn nation. There is no way to become saved unless we are bornagian, he uses this to pruswade people to convert back to puritanisum and this worked for a small amount of people. Anne Bradstreet aouthor of “Upon the burning of our House.” This poem is one of the ones that I liked most because it tells a good point that we should not worry, love, Etc.. about earthly things over God and our faith because God will give and take away what ever he wants when ever he wants and we should be thankful for what he gives us and love and respect him for that. She expresses her feelings of this so we under stand and gets it into our minds.
Another story by Anne Bradstreet maid me understand how the puritan’s felt by the note that was written to her husband that was not ment for publishing “To my dear and Loving Husband” she talks about how she loves her husband so and expresses her feelings toward him but also still includes her faith in her writting by saying “the heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.” She talks that she is happy to know that when sh dies and will go to the heavens that she will be able to spent eternity with her husbane and God. So if you look in all the puritan writings you will see a bit of love for a few things manily God and there faith in God. Most puritians are proud and happy about there faith because it is so strong they sound like they know that they are going to spend eternity in heaven with our savior Christ. These are just a few of the things that I learned form this and that I learned about the puritans. these statements show a few ways the puritans felt and how they expressed there feelings in there writings about there Faith and Love for people and God.