In The General History of Virginia, written by John Smith, Smith explained a New World colony filled with magical expectations, while in Of Plymouth Plantation, written by William Bradford, Bradford wrote the realities of a beginning New Word colony. As both men are similar in as they established a colony, they differ in the reason behind it. Smith and Bradford described their narrative accounts through differing styles, tones, objectives and purposes. John Smith and William Bradford were both men who traveled across the world to establish a new colony and convince others to settle there. Smith and his followers founded Jamestown in 1616 and experienced troubles like Bradford when he founded a religious lead to Massachusetts.
The arrival of the first Europeans in the Americas is dramatically captured through the many writers who attempted to communicate what they saw, experienced and felt. What is more, the very purposes of their treacherous travel and colonization are clearly seen in their writings; whether it is poetry, history or sermons. Of the many literary pieces available today, William Bradford and John Winthrop’s writings, even though vary because the first is a historical account and the second is a sermon, stand out as presenting a clear trust in God, the rules that would govern them and the reason they have arrived in the Americas. First of all, William Bradford provides an in-depth look into the first moment when the Puritans arrived in the Americas. In fact, he chronicles the hardships they face on their way to Plymouth, yet he includes God’s provision every step of the way.
And, now that we are here, how shall we live? Religion was set into place to answer these concerns, sometimes leaving logic out of the picture, as stated within the article, “it has also become plain that every religious story ever told about how we got here is quite simply wrong. This, finally, is what all religions have in common. They didn 't get it right” (Rushdie). Religion is an example of group-thinking, the practice of thinking or making decisions as a group in a way that discourages creativity or individual responsibility finally it is a way of control via fear.
Part one consists of chapters one through seven describing the Pilgrim’s voyage to America and the building of their community as well as the formation of a long relationship with the local Pokanokets and their leader, Massasoit. Part two details of new faces coming to the colony from England meaning more mouths to feed, adding to their problems was the threat of the Narragansetts, enemies of the Pokanokets. As a result the men of Plymouth colony constructed an eight foot wall around the settlement. Following the death of Squanto, Standish killed two sachems, Wituwamat and Pecksuot, disrupting the balance of power in the area in favor of the Pokanokets, and after Massasoit recovered from his sickness with the help of Winslow. The Plymouth-Pokanoket alliance was stronger than ever.
Amid the late 16th century and into the 17th century, European nations quickly inhabited the new lands called the Americas. England sent out multiple groups to two regions in the eastern coast of North America. Those areas were called the Chesapeake and the New England locations. Later, in the end of the1700 's, these two locations would combine to create one nation. However originally both areas had very different and distinctive identities.
While the Pilgrims thought it was too strict and wanted to let loose of some of things they felt was not necessary as a Christian. So they both sought out of England in search of a new Life and new beginning. As for both groups originally coming from England were similar in ways of getting away from King James. Both group agreed on the way Kings James treated them and they very much dislike his wicked treatment. Both of their journeys had a great cause of the separation from England.
Their religion is very strict and they have, as quoted in a review document I took notes on, it is an "austere form of Protestantism known as Puritanism", and because of this type of society, they have status involved, and they have what other people think of them on the line. If something goes wrong, their reputation could change for the worse. There is a lot of "public concern" and individuality They take God 's rule very seriously, and to them they believe that everything either belongs to God or to the Devil. They believe in their idea of "true religion". One quote that can cope with what I 'm saying is by Danforth in Act III.
Throughout history cultures have clashed many times. Whether it be because of land, industrialization, or race people have always found reasons to disagree with one another. John Smith’s writing “The General History of Virginia” shows a dominant culture coming in contact with a less developed culture, dehumanizing them and uplifted John Smith in order to take control of the people. Smith, an influential member of society and founder of Jamestown, wrote his text in 1624, seventeen years after the events had occurred. He is also known to have embellished his story to make himself appear more substantial.
When it was published, The Picture of Dorian Gray was seen as an immoral book due to the use of the unspeakable and the moral decay it shows. But, taking into account all of Wilde’s arguments to defend the book, one must understand that this book isn’t looking to have a moral impact, but instead to free art from morality and social punishment, making society understand what aestheticism really is. Therefore, this book is neither moral nor
Traveling aboard the Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery, 104 men disembarked on the coast of Virginia in 1607 in a colony that they named Jamestown. This was the first permanent English settlement in the so called “New World”. Thirteen years later, 102 men on board the Mayflower, came ashore in Massachusetts, in a colony known as the Plymouth Plantation. The Jamestown and Plymouth colonies were the first English colonies to be established in North America. Although many people do not acknowledge these two colonies, they helped us compose America.
For most of the 17th century, the British colonies had been pretty much left on their own since their founding due to political instability in England. During this period, settlements outside of New England emerged, known as the middle colonies. These colonies were founded on Puritan believes, much like the other colonies, which followed the idea of living accordingly to the Holy Scriptures. Due to an influx of immigrants not only from Britain and Ireland, but also from other European countries, the middle colonies were a melting pot of ethnic diversity and religious tolerance. This tolerance also extended to the Indians of the region.