|Bradstreets Views Towards Male
Bradstreet’s views toward Male-Dominance
As a female in a highly patriarchal society, Bradstreet expresses her feelings using a clever technique called reverse psychology to prove her point, her disapproval of her community’s belief of unequal treatment and prejudice against women. Bradstreet believes that women are treated unfairly in her society, regarding gender as insignificant. She faces many conflicts and struggles in her “Prologue”, expressing her opinion towards women’s rights, implying that gender is unimportant and male-dominance is wrong.
“The Prologue” has a humble tone and hidden surprises. In addition to reverse psychology, Bradstreet uses apologetic tone, drawing the reader in, forming interest for the reader to read her poems despite the fact that she is a female. In the beginning, she talks about “wars”, “captains”, and “epics”, specifically written by brilliant male writers, worrying that her poems will ...