The Infortunate by William Moraley followed the journey of a man, William Moraley, as he traveled to the colonies and then eventually back to England. He faced many obstacles as he tried to find success within the colonies, but ultimately he failed. Through his journey William Moraley was not lazy, he had to network himself and find work so he could make his way back home to England. In addition, Moraley seemed to be constantly running into bad luck and didn’t have the right skills to truly succeed in the colonies. William Moraley was not lazy because he was willing to work until he found a way home
Proverbs 12:11, “Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.” Most people realize that the early settlers in America endured many tribulations such as food shortages, fights with Indians, quarrels among leaders, and more. What most people do not realize is that many of these early settlers squandered their time, wasted their energy, and were generally lazy and idle. This was a huge problem for early Americans because in order to survive, it was vital that they work. Why were these early Americans not motivated to work? Edmund S. Morgan, in his article The Labor Problem at Jamestown, 1607-18, suggests that there indeed was a labor problem at Jamestown. In his article, he discusses several issues that contributed to the colonist’s lack of motivation. Morgan makes a convincing case as he discusses
Ben Abolt 11/21/16 Page 133 Final Draft The Personal Accounts of Exploration and Settlement Several documents from the 1600s illustrate how life may have been for early Americans. Both Of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford, and The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano expose how people viewed the consequences and sufferings of an early colony.
The Persuasive Patrick Henry And The Colonists Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty or give me death” speech is one of the most remembered speeches in US history. The colonists followed Patrick Henry because of his motive and drive to do what was right for his country and persuaded them pretty good using Logos, Ethos and Pathos. Patrick Henry persuaded the colonists using Ethos and Logos the most by using Logic and Ethics to get the colonists on his side. Henry’s leadership not only persuaded the colonists but also helped them see something to fight for and risk their lives to make this country free and independent. From the start, it was important to get as many colonists on his side and recruit more and more.
I cannot express the joy I felt when I saw land. It is a very cold place, but my thick, proud viking blood will carry me through any hardship I may face. After days of sailing in the icy waters of the torrent sea I was quite ready to get rid of my sea legs. I am a very experienced, and my crew has even gone as far as to say we wouldn 't have survived the journey without my guidance.
He also felt tired. Tired of dealing with lack of food and abandonment from his parents. He thought that this was an excellent solution to make his life better for him but in reality it became a problem because he was thrown in a situation where being a human didn’t matter. It was like how someone who abandons their life and escapes it to find something better, but this didn’t happen for Richard Frethorne. His situation was that a “Mouthful of bread for a penny loaf must serve for four men which is most pitiful.
Douglass was not exempted from this; and perhaps due to his intelligence and young age at the time, he suffered great depression and suicidal thoughts. All this mental suffering originated from learning about exactly what freedom is and that he would never have it since he was a slave for life. Here Douglass reveals in his own words the degree of depression understanding his condition made him suffer: “I often found myself regretting my own existence, and wishing myself dead; and but for the hope of being free, I have no doubt but that I should have killed myself, or done something for which I should have been killed.” (40) By saying that he “regretted my own existence, and wished myself dead”, Douglass reveals to the reader that he would have preferred never to have been born, to having been born in slavery divested of any probable chance at freedom.
He had to find it himself and never stopped at nothing until he lived to see the day that slavery was abolished. Douglass had an active involvement to better the lives of African Americans. One of the hardest lessons he had to learn was that the battle for his freedom doesn’t stop and he refused to stop before finding it. Douglass risked his freedom and wrote his Narrative. He wanted to get his message out about the hard life all slaves endured.
In John Downe’s letter to his wife about emigrating to the United States, he uses personal anecdotes to appeal to ethos and logos, subjective diction to appeal to pathos, and comparative devices to contrast the United States and England. In his letter, Downe refers to his personal experiences in America to add credibility to his attempts to convince his wife. “... they had on the table pudding, pyes, and fruit of all kind that was in season, and preserves, pickles, vegetables, meat, and everything that a person could wish…,” using a personal anecdote, he tries to sway his wife into believing that every family in America is this fortunate. It’s established that he was poor prior to moving to America, so he speaks of trips to the American markets like, “I can have 100 lbs.
The subject of this sermon is the ideology of success in the colonies. Winthrop used various emotions to create imagery of the ideal society. He presented the subject through the ideals of God: unity, community, and self-pleasure under the
Many slaves fear even the idea of escaping because of the possible consequences that come along with it. Therefore, the escape of Frederick Douglass is relatively substantial. Douglass says he feels “like the one who escaped a den of hungry lions.” He feels fortunate to have accomplished something that not many have been able to. Unfortunately, his happiness is short lived.
When Douglass went to run his errands for his master Hugh, he ran as fast as he can so he can feed the poor little white boys with bread so they will teach him how to read words. Once being able to comprehend some of the words he started to read the “Columbian Orator” where he learned the word abolish where a slave can be free. Later on knowing how to read books and showing his growth mindset through dedication determination, his hard work to succeed in his goals. The book “Columbian Orator” opened his mind to detest slavery and from there on, he wanted to be a free man. By wanting to be free he had attempted escape several times and even went to prison for it.
To begin with, John Smith came to Jamestown from England with the thought of getting rich. Money was in this man’s mind all along. In their colony all they thought of was about themselves, they were selfish. There was no “us” but just “me” in every man’s mind. And just like the men were selfish, they just thought about themselves and their own needs and wants.