John Smith And Bradford On The New World Essay

1330 Words Sep 14th, 2015 6 Pages
Coming into the Americas with no or very little knowledge, can be difficult for those who were immigrants who happened to be John Smith and William Bradford in this situation. They both said to have faced a hardship voyage through the Atlantic Ocean, but for them it was all worth it since they would be arriving in a land that has no leadership and they were ready to take upon that position. They believed that life would be easy for them in the new world, but eventually they faced a storm of reality. Smith and Bradford came to the New World with different ideas in mind such as their reasons, attitude, and lifestyle. Both coming from the same region, they compared in difficulties such as dying of starvation and encountering Native Americans.
First of all, in both of the readings, Smith and Bradford had different points of view which led to how they viewed themselves. Smith’s reading is in third person so that he can distance himself from his writing. Smith is able to compliment himself in his own writing and is shown by saying, “himself always bearing the greatest task for his own share, so that in a short time he provided most of them lodgings, neglecting for himself…” (Smith 72) so he takes the advantage to give himself a great reputation. Smith talks about how he takes all the difficult jobs and takes the burden off the other people giving off the impression of being egotistical. On the other hand, Bradford uses first person explaining details to facts. For instance, his…

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