Colonization and the Puritans Part One
Colonizationand the Puritans
Theauthor Mary Rowlandson represents a bad event that she went throughwith the Native Americans as they attacked her village and took thepeople including her as prisoners. The locals treated the captives inan undesirable manner and killing them as well (Scarbrough 123). Marytalks about Savage with the way in which they were considered asprisoners.
CottonMather provided a report indicating that Native Americans werepracticing a heathen religion. Although Christians believed in oneGod, the natives were worshiping many gods. Even though Mather sawthem as bad Indians, it is clear that he did have a terribleexperience as compared to Mary Rowlandson (Mulder).
St.John de Crevecoeur met the Native Americans when he was helping a mansettle into another land. Due to this effect, Crevecoeur saw them asgood Indians. Even though they were not generous to him, he receivedsome assistance when he needed it (Moore).
Consideringthe attitude of the three authors toward the natives, it is clearthat St. John de Crevecoeur portrays the real picture of the localpeople as he explains the way they assisted him when he needed help.Furthermore, there was no fight between him and the natives duringthat time. However, people would receive these writings today in adifferent perspective with the perception that Native Americans hadbad characteristics.
Myviews and responses to de Crevecoeur’s “Letter from an AmericanFarmer” lie in the fact that the reading captures the embodiment ofearly American settlers. The text also provided the reason whyimmigrants were coming to America to start a new life, which is freefrom mistreatment. Furthermore, all the things that Crevecoeurportrayed and highlighted in his readings are what it meant and evenmean today to be an American (Taylor). Besides, people still believecoming to America is a new great way to start a good life.
Moore,Andrew. "The American Farmer as French Diplomat: J. Hector St.John De Crèvecoeur in New York After 1783". Quod.2011.quod.lib.umich.edu/w/wsfh/0642292.0039.013/–american-farmer-as-french-diplomat-j-hector-st-john-de?rgn=mainview=fulltext.Accessed 11 Apr. 2017.
Mulder,Megan. Magnalia Christi Americana, By Cotton Mather (1702). ZSRLibrary.2011.zsr.wfu.edu/2011/magnalia-christi-americana-by-cotton-mather-1702/.Accessed 11 Apr. 2017.
Scarbrough,Elizabeth. "Mary Rowlandson: The Captive Voice." UndergraduateReview,vol. 7,no. 1, 2011, pp. 121-125.
Taylor,Alan. The American Beginning. NewRepublic.2013.newrepublic.com/article/113571/crevecoeurs-letters-american-farmer-dark-side.Accessed 11 Apr. 2017.
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