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"Of Plymouth Plantation"
English III — "Of Plymouth Plantation"
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"Of Plymouth Plantation":
What was the first thing they did when they arrived?
They fell on their knees and blessed God for getting them there safely.
What was Bradford's first encounter or experience?
How does Bradford review the characteristic of fairest? Where do we see that?
Talks about the time the Indians gave them corn to plant and that the Puritans repaid back the corn later.
Who did not get sick?
Mr. William Brewster
& Myles Standish
Why does Bradford mention William Brewster and Myles Standish by name?
They took care of the sick. This is a characteristic of the Puritan faith. They have a caring attitude toward each other and depend upon each other.
What are some characteristics of the Puritan faith?
- they take care of one another
- they depend on each other
What happened during during The Starving Time?
- people died from starvation
- people died from disease
- hard winter
Who was Squanto?
a native that had been to England and could speak English
What did Squanto do?
- taught the Puritans how to grow corn
- translated for them
- showed where to hunt
- showed them other Indian tribes and where they were
What was the first big problem when the colonist first arrived?
What did the Puritans feel with their first encounter?
they felt victory
Why did Bradford thank God?
They believed God helped them through the journey. God kept them safe in the battle.
In the treaty #4, What does that reveal of culture?
It revealed they believed in mutual support. If you have a problem, we will help you and you help us.
What were the conditions for the Pilgrims in the First Thanksgiving?
The winter was harsh, but the summer was good for them. They were able to store up food, fish, & hunt. After the harvest, they had plenty of Indian corn, too.
Who was the author of "Of Plymouth Plantation"?
Who was William Bradford?
He was part of the group of Puritans that came over on the "Mayflower". He wrote "Of Plymouth Plantation".
What were the emotions of the Pilgrims?
They were thankful and blessed God for bringing them safely over the ocean to land again.
What were some of the Puritan cultures?
Sharing, faithful to God, thankful to God
In lines 4-7, how did the view God?
God is creator of everything and helped them to get to the new world safely. They were thankful to God for saving them and watching over them over the ocean.
What do we know of how they are in the story?
It is harsh land and the weather has very cold winters.
How do they expect the natives to respond?
They are worried and afraid that they are likely to be filled with arrows instead of being helped by the natives.
In line 21, how did the land appear?
"hideous and desolate wilderness, full of wild beasts and wild men — and what multitudes there might be of them they knew not."
What is a "Shallop"?
an open boat usually used in shallow waters
What is Bradford crediting God with when they find the native dwellings?
leaving seeds to plant crops so they would not starve
What to Puritans believe?
Give all credit to God
What is a requirement of faith for Puritans?
To give credit to God and to examine their lives inwardly and outwardly through writing
What was a main part of Puritans lives?
What do we credit Puritans with?
Our literature was produced from Puritans. They brought the printing press.
What does line 84 refer to?
Refers to how God helped them at their rendezvous (gathering place) where the men met with their muskets after the Indians charged them.
What did the Pilgrims do after the strange cry?
They go their guns and the Indians shot their arrows
Why did the English not shoot their guns?
They had to worry about reloading their guns because it tool time to do it.
In Puritan culture, what does the value of people represent?
- they took care of everybody
- willing to serve others
What happens after the Pilgrims are sick?
They become at ease with the Indians.
What does Squanto do for the Pilgrims?
He talks to them and translates for them. He stays with them and helps them learn how to survive on the land.
How is Squanto helping the Pilgrims?
He is an interpreter. He shows them how to plant corn and other crops.
What is the results of this in the summer?
They had food and spent the summer gathering crops, hunting deer, fish and water fouls.
What is the language or style of writing of English compared to?
Who wrote in the same period as Bradford did?
Shakespeare wrote in the same time period.
Is the writings of the Pilgrims easier to understand than Shakespeare? Why is it different?
In Puritan style of writing, the language was simple and straightforward.
They model their style of writing after the Geneva Bible.
What is Puritan writing modeled after?
the Geneva Bible
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