Essay about Analysis Of William Bradford 's ' Of Plymouth Plantation '

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William Bradford, author of “Of Plymouth Plantation” and part of the first wave of settlers to land on the new America once said, “All great and and honorable actions are accompanied with great difficulties, and both must be enterprised and overcome with answerable courage.” It was a great action to come to the new land and give up everything they had to escape their persecutors, which means that they will be accompanied by great difficulties. While these Puritans tried their best in their attempts to overcome the challenges, in the end the trouble they caused outweighed the positives for the native people. There are three stories that show the same issues with immigration. Those stories are “Balboa” by Sabina Murray, “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare, and “Of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford. Across these stories the people that immigrate to new lands bring more harm for the native people than good. In the story “Balboa” by Sabina Murray, Vasco Nunez De Balboa is the first European to see the Pacific Ocean. The way he went about doing was very harmful to the natives of the land. He was very prideful in everything he did, which got him into many problems throughout his life. He started as a gambling pig farmer, who stows away on a ship to escape his debtors. He brings with him a massive canine named Leoncico. He is eventually caught by the sailors on the ship who do not end up punishing him, they say that when they get to shore the savages that call the land home…

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