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To My Dear And Loving Husband Analysis

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During the colonization of North America, many settlers decided to escape traditional religion and participate in religions often looked down upon in Europe. Puritan settlers wanted to purify the Church of England and spread their religion to others. Often Puritan’s prayed to God excessively and thanked him [god] for everything. The three works of Puritan literature written by Mary Rowlandson, Anne Bradstreet, and Jonathan Edwards typify greatly on the subject of God.
Many works of Puritan literature believe that God is the almighty force and will only give you mercy if you pray and do good deeds. In the poem “To My Dear and Loving Husband” by Anne Bradstreet states that “Thy love is such I can no way repay, The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.” (9). This quote displays the Puritan way of life by proving that Anne believes that because she prayed her husband will be taken heaven. This belief is widely believed because it typifies to other similar literature. Another poem Anne Bradstreet
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In “A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson” by Mary Rowlandson, Mrs. Rowlandson was captured by Native Americans and often prayed. In the narrative, she states, “Thus the lord dealt mercifully with me many times; and I fared better than many of them.” (85). Her statements about how God dealt with her mercifully promotes her beliefs as a Puritan. Puritans believe that if they pray God will help them. Later in the story Mary happily expresses “. . .O the wonderful power of God that I have seen, and the experiences that I have had” (85). This quote from Mrs. Mary’s story proves how she believes that God helped her through her capture. In Mary Rowlandson's story she thanked God for allowing her to survive her capture, proving her faith and showing the positive side to praying to
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