Compare and Contrast

Comparison: The General History of Virginia

by John Smith and Of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford

 

Point of view: John Smith and William Bradford both give subjective accounts. Their stories include their opinions and views on what struggles they’re enduring.

Occasion: The General History of Virginia and Of Plymouth Plantation both occur in the early 1600’s and tell of the obstacles the first settlers faced when first arriving to America.

Purpose: Both The General History of Virginia and Of Plymouth Plantation contain English settlers building relationships with Native Americans.

Contrast: Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

by Jonathan Edwards and Of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford

 

Audience: The audience of Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God  is the Church that he’s (Jonathan is the preacher) preaching to.  The audience of Of Plymouth Plantation is for any reader, however it is for those who are interested in getting a first hand account of the Pilgrims’ voyage to America.

 

Rhetorical Devices: Jonathan Edwards uses repetition and parallelism in Sinners in the Hand of an Angry God. This is different from Of Plymouth Plantation because William Bradford uses similes, personification, and allusions.

Purpose: The purpose of Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God is to frighten people and to put the fear of God into people so they will repent of their sins and wrongdoings. Whereas Of Plymouth Plantation’s purpose is give a story of travel and the relationship the Pilgrims built with the Native Americans in order to survive.

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