Essay Analysis Of The Book ' Christopher Columbus '
Instructor: Ann Febus
September 12, 2016
Christopher Columbus: Journals 1. The information given indicating Columbus to be heroic is mostly by his own words. He feels and expresses he is there to spread his faith of Christianity to what he considers savage and barbaric people. He considers himself far more sophisticated by doing so and expresses he’s saving souls for the church. That making any trade or communication is also seen as apparently being heroic to a certain degree. Along with him getting Isabella out other financial collapse of her country. Most of what his country would see as heroic is the spread of the Christian faith, and others seeing as if he brought “civilized” behavior to those who are “uncultured”. “It appears to me, that the people are ingenious, and would be good servants and I am of opinion that they would very readily become Christians, as they appear to have no religion” (Columbus)
Also the passage as follows; “But they seemed on the whole to me, to be a very poor people. They all go completely naked, even the women, though I saw but one girl. All whom I saw were young, not above thirty years of age, well made, with fine shapes and faces; their hair short, and coarse like that of a horse 's tail, combed toward the forehead, except a small portion which they suffer to hang down behind, and never cut.” (Columbus)
The finding of the new land and taking its resources for gains of Europe can be seen as heroic as well. 2.…