Literary Differences From 1700 1800 Early American Literature Essay

449 words - 2 pages

Nicole Desiderio
Professor Doyle
English 210-03
16 October 2018
The 17th century author of Of Plymouth Plantation, William Bradstreet, was able to convey how people viewed God and nature during this time. In the 17th century puritans believed that God was the reason why every little thing happened in the world. On page 143 Bradstreet writes, “Being thus arrived in a good harbor and brought safe to land, they feel upon their knees and blessed the God of heaven, who had brought them over the vast and furious ocean…”. In this quote Bradstreet and all the fellow pilgrims thank God for getting them across the ocean. The puritans believe that God approved of them moving away from England which is why they made it across the ocean safely. Their view on nature is also connected with God. Bradstreet writes on page 148, “But though this has been a day and night of much trouble and danger unto them… God gave them a morning of much comfort and refreshing (as usually He doth to His children), for the next day was a fair sunshining day, and they found themselves to be secure on an island secure from the Indians.” Bradstreet and the puritans believe that God is the one who changes the weather for them in order of them to be safe from the Indians. Everything that happens to...

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