B colonial best sellers genre the bible 2000

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B. Colonial best-sellers: genre. The bible , 2,000 narratives of people being captured by Indians. C. Amalgamation of genres: Spiritual autobiography ( how someone has their faith strengthened, Martin Luther) + sermon (telling other people how to live) + jeremiad (old testament Jeremiah, speaking to the Israelites telling them that all the bad things that are happening to them are their own fault, babolonian era; your own faithfulness, practiced in political rhetoric today)(page 62 (Rowlandson) bottom is an example, not being helped by the Lord because they are not doing what they should be, this is what is going to happen and God will take sides and giving the Indians an advantage and Puritans a disadvantage, a corrective, to make them see their errors of their way) + adventure ( exciting) Book of how things are bad, not because of the own failures of the English. In bible their our patterns that manifest themselves in real world. (Page 68(middle), God saved them, except the dead ones, (thinking of herself), Also the Affliction quote bottom of page, Affliction was something she wanted and needed, she needed to suffer in order to get back to the proper path. Fatted Calf, from Prodigal son, you have a father has two sons, good hard working one other one is fuck up, takes part of his fortune, spends it gambling, finds himself completely destitute goes back to his father crawling, please hire me graveling, father takes him in and slaughters the fatted calf(saved for good occasion) and throws a party. Other son, pretty peeved, I treasure you but we have to celebrate the other one, he was lost and now he is found, and that is something to be celebrated. ) Rowlandson was the rotten son, back in the fold, she knows her wrong, she is found.
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D. Didactic purpose: Meant to teach a lesson, not just mere adventure, how to live how to celebrate God’s protection. In an obvious way. Used an insult. Movie very preachy then didactic. E. Mythic pattern: 1. capture/initiation; 2. rites of passage/test; 3. redemption/deliverance physical but also spiritual F. Treatment of captives: Why was Rowlandson captured; she was valuable she could be traded, she was ransomed. Primary reason why they were taken because they are at war. They need their own arms so ransom people. Need for money and guns in order to fight against colonists and other Indians. -- ransom?: -- torture?: sometimes it shows up, and not too commonly and uncommon in reality. -- rape?: never appears in this text, lack propriety, strong subtext though; from what we can gather historical it didn’t happen in reality. More common for Colonists rape Indian women. -- assimilation?: Idea that you take on certain characteristics of the people you around, you live in another country. Certain similarity to people around you. People captured, people became assimilated, reported feeling out of place of their own culture. Became a little bit wild, “call of the wild.” Happened in reverse, natives captivated and assimilated to colonists way. Rowlandson part of war against Indians.
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