Sociology - Edward Borroni Writing Assignment 1 History...

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Edward Borroni Writing Assignment 1 History 2110 2/1/2011 The most obvious and most important difference between the narratives of the three men is that as one reads Christopher Columbus’ narrative, followed by Michele Da Cuneo’s, and finally Alessandro Geraldini’s, the natives seem to get progressively more violent and savage. They do all encounter some peaceful natives, but it seems to be a downward trend with each telling less about the native’s kindness, and more about their savagery. Within the Four Voyages Narrative, Columbus states how the natives, “became marvelously friendly to us.” The reason for this is simply some insignificant gifts of red caps and glass beads which admittedly must have seemed wonderful to the natives, but in order to behave in such a friendly and helpful way as Columbus goes on to describe them, the natives must have been a gentle and kind people. On the other hand, when one reads Michele Da Cuneo’s narrative, the first thing that
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