Presentation on theme: "The Puritans: Enter the Devout. Location! The General History of Virginia book was intended to be a chronological record of notable events in the New."— Presentation transcript:
The General History of Virginia book was intended to be a chronological record of notable events in the New World. Twofold purpose: record and PROMOTE Simultaneous history and propaganda
John Smith: Fact and Fiction Did he? Or not? Marry Pocahontas Self-centered
What cultural aspects can you find hidden in their literature? How were Native Americans looked upon?
Pocahontas Pocahontas @ 21 with son Christian name: Rebecca WantWant to know more?
Bradford & Plymouth Plantation Only half of the Mayflower’s passengers shared the same religious beliefs. How did the other half behave? Bottom of page 80 Were Samoset and Squanto treated differently than the Indians from Smith’s account?
Style Other than narratives, what was the content of the rest of Puritan literature? Major Authors: Anne Bradstreet Edward Taylor Jonathan Edwards
Puritan Plain Style Simple words No symbolism/metaphor Simple, recognizable images Direct
Huswifery by Taylor Poem Page 94 1.“Make me, O Lord…..” 2.“Then clothe…my words and actions…my ways with glory…” 3.“Clothed in holy robes for glory” Meaning 1. Why directly address? 2.How does this fit in with their culture/beliefs? 3.What conveys that grace comes only from God?
Huswifery by Taylor Question about poem: What images in the poem contradict the Puritan requirement of dark and undecorated clothes? Inference about the author What do the colors/images suggest about his feelings about God?
To My Dear and Loving Husband-Bradstreet Page 96 “prize thy love more than whole mines of gold”~Is that consistent with “Plain Style?” The last two lines contradict one another ~ Why? Content/meaning of the poem vs. Puritan Plain Style and God