Compare And Contrast Two Early Puritan Settlers

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Early American Literature Final This paper will compare and contrast the lives and writings of two early Puritan settlers. To understand the lives of these settlers, it is important to understand the background of their heritage. Puritans had a strong belief in faith and in prayer. They lived this in their daily lives and not just on Sunday mornings. "The Puritans were people who walked through life with God by their side". Puritans were people who enjoyed life and believed that no matter what happened in life, God would bring them on to greater things (Puritan History, Past, Present and Future.) Many of the early Puritan Settlers came to America from England in order to escape religious persecution. Puritans believed that they were the chosen people of God (Puritanism in New England.) After migrating to America, the Puritans had many hard times which they believed were God's punishment for their materialism and other sins. The Puritans suffered much from starvation and from Indian attacks although their faith helped through all of their hardships (New England Puritans & Pilgrims Summary & Analysis.) Two of the Puritan people who came…show more content…
But in their writings we also see them as very faithful and loving wives towards their husbands. Though Anne wrote a poem about her husband, "To my Dear and Loving Husband", we also see a small side of Mary's love for her husband. In Anne's poem, though she may seem more detached and forced, the meaning behind it all still reflects her love for her husband. An example of this is the line stating, "I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold". (To My Dear and Loving Husband.) We also see Mary's love for her husband in her writings when she shows relief that he is alive and well after the Indians had lied to her and said he was dead. She was truly concerned about him throughout her writings and wanted to return to

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