Olaudah Equiano And Of Plymouth Plantation

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With a quick glance at both Bradford’s and Equiano’s writings, one may come to the conclusion that the events that occurred in Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation and Equiano’s The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano are two of a kind. However, by reading these works in detail and understanding the historical background and circumstances that go along with both writings, one can understand that while some elements of a pilgrim’s voyage, described in Of Plymouth Plantation, and a slave’s voyage, described in The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, are alike, the overall events are generally different. Three topics that can help one recognize the differences and similarities of these events are: reasons for their voyage, conditions of their voyage, and what traits they needed to survive. While both groups, the pilgrims and the slaves, endured a long voyage to …show more content…

Another factor that causes contrast between the pilgrims’ journey and the slaves’ journey was the conditions of each voyage. Both groups did face poor and detrimental conditions, but in different ways. The final element that one can compare and contrast is what traits the slaves and pilgrims needed in order to survive. While most traits can be allotted to both groups of voyagers, each group additionally needed certain unique traits to make it to the end of their journey. First, one can see the reasons the pilgrims and the slaves had to make their journeys. Everything that happens in our world has a reason behind it. In the case of comparing the voyages described in Of Plymouth Plantation and The Interesting

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