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Unformatted text preview: 1) Bradford’s OF PLYMOUTH PLANTATION a) Context i) Puritans are searching for a spiritual experience that leads them to a better relationship with god(apparent sanctity) ii) Bradford writes as a historian, to help cope with the implications of human behavior and occurrences b) Importance i) Look at the way Bradford organizes his writings to make certain points ii) Purpose (1) To record what happened for future study c) Plymouth i) Victim of its’ own success (1) As it became prosperous, it grew and spread, and was eventually absorbed by Massachusetts d) Text i) “Plain Style” (1) A form of style that Bradford expects a literate audience to be familiar with (a) Bradford wanted to write to his texts to specific audiences ii) Leaving the church of England (1) All things became corrupted in the church, by satan himself (a) Even the visible saints were subject to corruption by questionable decrees, and behaviors (b) The decision to leave was necessary iii) Visions of the new world (1) Colombus saw limitless beauty and economic possibility for spain...
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This note was uploaded on 06/09/2011 for the course LIT na taught by Professor Na during the Spring '11 term at University of Texas.

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