Bradstreet’s poem, “To My Dear and Loving Husband” argues how an individual should live life on Earth opposed to the Puritan belief that one should devote all their time to God in order to seek salvation. Bradstreet opens up with the paradox: “If ever two were one, then surely we.” This paradox defies logic because it is impossible for two individuals to be one. It emphasizes Bradstreet’s love to her husband because she is stating that their love was beyond logic connoting that her love for her husband wasn’t rational, that it was something more. This brings on the ideology of marital unity, which their souls were joined together into one entity opposed to a representation of two individual beings, emphasizing that their love was everlasting. This denounces Puritan belief because only one individual was above reasoning and rationalization, God.
Is it for consistency that she made such a declaration, or is it for the emphasis? Whatever the reason, the idea she conveys is that she values their love more than earthly riches and hopes that their physical union on earth continues to their spiritual union in heaven (l.12). This line ends in that biblical context which she speaks more powerfully to love each other so that they may live forever when they die. To die and live forever is the Christian’s greatest hope, but as she sees it all earthly unions dissolve at death. She views her earthly love as one of a spiritual union through salvation as she gratefully acknowledges the love from her husband.
As well as this, the metaphor, in which the "connection" is described as being "burning" somewhat contrasts the typical calm connotations that are brought about through religious mentions, and yet is crucial in reflecting the passionate means in which the hipsters wanted to create a bond above what could be found in real life. This is further reflected when they are said to "Bare their brains to Heaven". The previous references to the people in question being referred to as the "best minds" of the generation shows that they were reverent of heaven, and would give up everything for it. Essentially, the mind is symbolic of the whole self in this phrase,
John also detests vanity and greed. He completely stopped going to church because Parris would “…preach nothin’ but golden candlesticks until he had them.” he said “…it hurt my prayer, sir…” to “…see my money glaring at his elbows.” John Proctor’s motivation in the play was to save his wife from being accused as a witch in court. At the end of Act II, his wife is taken by Danforth because she was accused by Abigail of practicing voodoo, and attempted
As you would imagine, this would cause people to act differently in their first life and not sin for they want to go to heaven. Heaven: Christians believe heaven to be a paradise where you are at one with god and no harm can come to you there. It is seen as a place of joy, love and happiness, a wonderful garden of freedom. But other Christians think that heaven is no more than a state of mind where your soul goes when you die. Hell: Hell is supposed to be a place where there is no god, a place of torture and torment, dark and fire.
Everything she worked hard for was gone, her possessions, she owned and loved dearly gone. Job never lost faith in God after losing everything he worked for and loved. God gave him more than he lost for his actions, and he was grateful. Anne Bradstreet prayed to God, but she never cursed him. She knows that God will give her a better home in heaven, and that all she lost is no needed where she’s going.
We show love at different levels and in different ways, but all in all love is love and if it truly is love then it is always a positive thing. No love is too little or too much because any love at all is plenty. Love can be hard to find but once find is very seldom lost and in the rare occasion that it is thought to be lost, more times than not it is found again. It is often said if you love something and then you let it go and if it was meant to be then it will come back to you. The Love of The Lord is no different.
Edward told Sandra he loved her but was rejected but still persists for his love, showing she means a lot to him. He uses what Sandra likes to get her to love him back, such as filling her garden with daffodils (her favourite flower) and writing love messages in the sky. Edward’s quote “there’s a time when a man is to fight, and a time when he needs to accept his destiny is lost, the ship has sailed and only a fool will continue… truth is I’ve always been a fool” means that Sandra was already engaged and Edward’s destiny is lost without her, but he continues no matter what for the love of his
This is hardly the personal and morally correct spiritual values that the church prides itself on? As lollards we follow the ways of Luther and his lutheranism which should be made into the religion of England, Protestantism. Part of our martyr Wyclif's beliefs were predestination. We still believe in this today, it means that only preselected people can enjoy the luxury and salvation of heaven when they die. Catholicism up to this
God gives me a place I can go back to whenever I let my emotions get the better part of me. One moment in prayer with Him and He makes me become conscious of why life is so precious. Whether I am angry, hurt, disappointed, confused or when I just need someone to listen, He is my sanctuary. He gives me a peace that is indescribable. No man can ever love me or understand me the way He does and that is why I will be forever thankful to Him.