Knight's Journal Analysis

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Furthermore, the journals do not have the same purpose. Knight’s journey reveals survival. Knight’s journal is just a recount of her adventures for her family to know, but it was never meant to be published. The journal displays her endurance on dangerous territories. Knight manages to make daily entries, while her journey is in progress, regardless of the lack of accommodations; she takes account of every event. Her intentions are merely amusing, not profit; she is just trying to record her daily trip to display memories for closing ones. She emphasizes on the customs and conditions of the different communities, creating an outstanding journal, and remarks the danger of traveling long distance on horseback to prove that a woman is…show more content…
In the other side, Bartram is looking to promote natural environment and has the intention to make his journal accessible with the purpose to present wildlife, that was probably not know by many people back on those days. His goal is to recount new data, more likely for economical and scientific purpose based on Rob McLoone opinion in “The Political Economy and Ecology desire in William Bartram’s Southern Gulf’. Even if it is economical, or scientifically purpose, Bartram’s journal displays a deep appreciation for the natural world and implies a deep interest about biodiversity. He presents a clear picture of animals’ behavior and the classification of plants valuable, but most likely, his main purpose is to promote the beauty of Nature and the benefits of it. When he finally meets Natives; he feels welcome and make reverences about their kindness, his friendly encounters display Natives’ good intentions to interact with nonnatives. Overall, Knight’s intention of written her journal is to retain all her memories from her dangerous journey, to later show it to her family, mostly for amusement. Instead, Bartram has the intention to promote his journal for economical and biological purpose without forgetting his intention of showing a scientific identification of new species providing a proper picture of “American Landscape”.…show more content…
The writers present differences in their opinions, approaches, proses and intentions making their narrations very distinct. Knight’s journal narration is a remembrance of her journey with the intention to entertain and she certainly did, even now her journal still entertains many Literature readers. It is clear that, she never had the intention to make it public, or make any monetary gain, which it make it remarkable interesting. In the other side, Bartram’s intention is to disclose information about the beauty and benefits of Nature for the good of humanity, or maybe monetary compensation. Moreover, these two author do not resemble on the way, they interact with people and nature; Knight’s attitude is impatient; Bartram is enthusiastic. Their multicultural approaches are distinct; Knight is selective depending on social class and Bartram is very accessible. Regardless of her personality, Knight demonstrates the capacity of women to survive, even on rough voyages; she does not display herself, as the victim, on the contrary, she always finds the way to achieve her destination. A clever and smart woman with a comical narration that makes anyone to enjoy the story; her narrative story gives an excellent picture of early colonizers society. In spite of her critical comments, she exhibits an excellent portrait of rural life. In contrast, Bartram’s journal displays a picture of a man that has no fear, and likes adventure, too. He
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