• Mary Rowlandson's "The Captive"
    been killed. Two very famous captivity narratives are those of James Smith and Mary Rowlandson, whose stories are very different due to their captors, gender, and religion. James Smith was 18 years old when he was captured by the Indians just miles above Bedford. Smith was captured by three Indians...
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  • Mary and Johns Captivity
    How Mary Smith and John Smith survived captivity In The Account of Mary Rowlandson Captivity Narrative, Mary Rowlandson describes in detail the tragic events she had to face after being taken captive by the Wampanoag’s in 1676. She is certain that the only reason she has been taken captive is because...
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  • An Overview of the American Literary Periods
    “discovered” America. This period is called the Exploration Period.  The main writers during this time were explorers (Christopher Columbus, John Smith, William Bradford) who mainly wrote their accounts down in diaries, journals, and histories. Many of which are more fiction than fact.  The Early...
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  • mary rowlandson
     Mary Rowlandson: A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration In exploring, the captivity of a puritan woman on the tenth of February 1675, by the Indians with great rage and numbers, Mary Rowlandson will portray many different views of the Indians in her recollected Narrative. Starting off...
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  • The Impact of New England Puritan Captivity Narratives
    Puritan Captivity Narratives "I hope I can say in some measure, As David did, It is good for me that I have been afflicted." -Mary Rowlandson The mentality that existed amongst Puritans that sought to account for God's reasons for affliction by captivity was...
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  • American Literature Terminology
    Genres of the Colonial New England period? Propaganda (early), sermons, biographies, histories, poetry, diaries, journals, and tales of Indian captivities What types of poetry was in the Colonial New England period? Rhymed statements, long, didactic poems, historical verse, funeral elegies, and personal...
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  • Colonial American Works
    Great and renowned people from American history have contributed heartedly to this colonial genre, such as William Bradford, John Smith and Mary Rowlandson. John Smith was among one of the earliest pilgrims who wrote about their settling experience in North America and preserved an account of the difficulties...
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  • Smith v Rowlandson
     Smith v Rowlandson The New World – filled with new hope, new land, and new dangers. The latter is described through the sensationalized tale of John Smith in The General History of Virginia and reiterated by Mary Rowlandson in her Puritan didactic narrative in A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration...
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  • American History
    Bradford forbids game-playing on Christmas day. 1622 March 22: Indian attacks kill one-third of the English settlers in Virginia. 1624 John Smith publishes his General History of Virginia, New England, and the Summer Isles, which describes his rescue by Pocahontas. May: The Dutch establish...
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  • Brief Survey of American Literature
    stories(起源神话) trickster tales(恶作剧者传奇) rituals / ceremonies(典仪) songs / chants(曲词) Anglo Settlers’ Writings Highly religious and pragmatic - John Smith, founder of Jamestown, Virginia; Pocahontas - John Winthrop, “A Model of Christian Charity”: “… We shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all...
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  • American Literature
    Edward Taylor. Prose: John Smith, Roger Williams, Cotton Mather, Jonathan Edwards' Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanacks. Narratives: Mary Rowlandson's A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson. Revolutionary Period, 1765-1790 ...
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  • Literature
    World - Columbus’ Diario (Heath I pp. 69-81) - Tzvetan Todorov, “Columbus as Interpreter” from The Conquest of America (Course pack) - Captain John Smith, A Description of New England (EAR, pp. 10-12); The General History of Virginia (EAR pp. 392-402) II. Puritan Intellectual and Social Life - William...
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  • Mary Rowlandson
    VanDerBeets, author of the article "Mary Rowlandson," Mary White Rowlandson holds a secure if modest place in Colonial American literary history as author of the first and deservedly best known New England Indian captivity narrative (266). The written account of her captivity, entitled The Soveraignity of...
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  • Savagery vs Civility: Rowlandson's Inner Struggle
    Savagery vs. Civility: Rowlandson’s Inner Struggle When Mary Rowlandson and her family were captured by the Indians during Metacom’s war 1675-1676, their experiences were beyond anything they could have ever imagined. Mary Rowlandson describes this experience in her narrative, The Sovereignty and Goodness...
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  • Essay
    Smith, Williams & Rowlandson – Views of Native Americans Captain John Smith seems to have been “open-minded towards native peoples”. He was known to describe them as “comely and civil and referred to their chiefs as kings and emperors”. (http://www.smithtrail.net/native-americans/indians-smith/) Captain...
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  • The Comparison of the Representations of the Native Americans.
    the British is one of the most romanticized topics in literature and cinema. Many descriptions done by early authors like Christopher Columbus, John Smith and William Bradford, who experienced the encounters with the native people of America first hand, are now finding a new life in the modern films and...
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  • Similarities and Differences
    John Smith,William Bradford, and Mary Rowlandson encountered numerous dangerous and fatal events due to the new lives they wanted to start in this new world, because of this they have many similarities and differences in their writings. One big similarity was Death, they were surrounded by it. It was...
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  • Comparing Anne Bradstreet and Mary Rowlandson
    Sabrina Smith Faithful Women Anne Bradstreet and Mary Rowlandson were two influential women in early American literature. They were both women of “firsts”. Anne Bradstreet’s poems were the first published volume written by an American (110). I found it amazing that Bradstreet, a woman, was the...
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    Molly Smith Mrs. Fortier november 7, 2013 English mrs. Rowlandsons...
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  • Compare and Contrast Captivity Narratives
    Contrasting and Comparing Captivity Narratives The captivity narrative genre includes writings by or about people captured by an enemy, usually one who is considered by the hostage to be a foreign and uncivilized heathen, and was especially popular in America and England in the seventeenth through...
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