Discuss how/why you agree or disagree with the ideas/perceptions that other students had about the various works or discuss how/why you think the ideas/perceptions of another student had about this work connect to the Native American creation stories that we read earlier (or connect to Winthrop, Bradstreet, or Taylor) Your follow-up response should be a minimum of 200 words.
I read Neal Pate’s Read Response one and I agree with his ideas and perceptions about the poem, “Mabel Never Tells White Men She Loves the Moon” and “Indian Account of the First Arrival of the Dutch at New York Island.” Neal Pate emphasizes on the many metaphors and illustrations that are present during the story. Neal Pate mentions, “The poem does a great job at highlighting and illustrating many destructive changes to America”” and I agree with him because in “Mabel Never Tells White Men She Loves the Moon”, the author makes many connections between humans and their impact on the environment. The impact of the humans is also prevalent in the story, “Creation of the Whites”, where the author describes the devastation changes. I like how Neal Pate uses the example, “The white and the red men lived contentedly together for a long time, though the former time to ask for more land” in his writings. This quote does a good job tying the two stories together because it talks about man’s thirst for land acquisition, which is very similar to many aspects of the poem by Mark Turcotte. Overall, Neal Pate did a good job of connecting the Native American creation stories to the other stories that we read earlier.
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