Compare And Contrast To My Dear And Loving Husband

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In Bradstreet´s "To My Dear and Loving Husband” marriage and love are presented as dazzling and foolproof. Problems make relationships substantial and the lack of them would seem too quixotic, making it very stereotyped and dull for my taste. This poem is a rainbow put into words, it illustrates an ideal relationship that could be considered mythical. Anne Bradstreet seems to image a matrimony, she aspired to possess. ”If ever two were one, then surely we / If ever man were loved by wife, then thee;”(1-2) these lines give you the impression that she has an exaggerate self opinion towards her love life, which she set side by side to other relationships, to make evident that hers was more valuable than any other. Next she writes ”If ever wife was happy in a man, /Compare with me ye women if you can.”(3-4)She continues the anaphora by insisting that nobody can compare with her, in…show more content…
Clearly showing us the big uncertainty she keeps that there is the remote possibility of failing to keep. With this in mind, she continues expressing her emotions, of course. In lines 10-12(The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray...) Bradstreet reveals she is a possessive partner, jealousy is often a sign of a low self esteem. However, she includes the religious belief to distract the audience from evidently finding out she is selfish and she really needs her husband to be with her every time while their existence continues, so they can still remain together when they ascend to heaven. Anne Bradstreet was a love desperate and needy wife with many insecurities towards her relationship with her partner. She plays with the audience by the use of intricate words to deflect the reader's attention from the big imagination and desire she possesses to obtain something she doesn't have: a perfect
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