In class last week we discussed Anne Bradstreet’s writings and how she seemed to struggle with the roles of playing societies typical women being very modest and bashful of her writing . Criticizing it and its hardest critic yet at the same time still calming it to be her own. Especially with her “Author to her Book” and also in her “Birth before of of her Children” where we see Anne struggle with the idea of her death and her husbands new wife.She acknowledges the fact that he will move on yet she warns him to make sure the children are treated well and to always love her even after her death .Which leads to the last poem we discussed in class “Upon the Burning of Our House”where her struggles with accepting religion and just human emotions of lose are present. She also presents the idea to the reader that religion is her way of dealing with these events in life. I believe that Anne was very popular and influential because of her honest writing and for her time I feel her ideas where very modern.
Like the writing that we required to read this week of John Adams and Abigail Adams love letters.They were very sweet and respectful but still honest.When was was upset for a lack of response twas emotion was shown.Their relationship showed more then just a relationship formed on social standing but compassion .John also shows his wants to set aside his political duties and stay home to live a simple life with his family yet that is not exactly the ideal thing for him to do considering his role in society.
Thomas Jefferson only further proved to have thoughts and well beyond his time.Being the man responsible for the writing of the declaration of independence.His efforts and strong faith he showed towards breaking away from the England .Although at some points his argument in defense might sound a bit extreme but that’s what made his words capture his audience. It’s really inspiring and amazing to know that his writing still to this day is the core of the United States so many years and revolutions later. His mind was so forward into thinking of all that would and could possible be an issue upon the new nation.
Then when readings Smiths theory on sympathy it was really eye opening yet again. When I think of having sympathy for someone you consider their lost and put your self in their place yet,you will never really know or understand another persons lose because that can meshes differently from person to person . And people no matter what status enjoy yet comfort of another persons similar struggle. Which reminds me of the saying misery loves company.Smith also touched on the idea of judging another persons opinion by the ideas of your own.It is true that none of these ideas seem of any importance when thinking of the history of our nation but by understanding the human ideology and reasoning makes it easier to relate inspire and gain their support.