Pick any two assigned readings by two different authors and then write a one thousand word essay argumentative essay in favor of one of the readings over the other. In other words, you are arguing why one writer’s work is better than another writer’s work as far as you are concerned. Here again, as with the comparative essay, I would use the six elements of stories; that is, plot structure, character, settings, point of view, symbolism, and theme as your points to argue which work is better than another.
Bo Required Texts:
Baym, Nina, gen. ed. The Norton Anthology of American Literature, 7th ed. Vols. A and B. (sold as a package) New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2007 (AL) or 8th ed. 2012. (AL ok
Different readings, the writer can select any reading.
AL Read Thomas Paine, from “Common Sense” and “The Crisis, No. 1” pp. 630-643(641-653) Read Thomas Paine from, “The Age of Reason,” pp. 643-649(653-659) `Read Olaudah Equiano,The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, The African, Written by Himself,” pp. 675-705(688-721) Read Philip Freneau, “On the Emigration to America…,” pp. 743-744(Not in the 8th.edition)., “The Indian Burying Ground,” pp. 745-746(758-759); “To Sir Toby,” pp. 746-748(759-760)
AL Read John Smith, “The General History of Virginia, New England, and the Summer Isles,” from “The Third Book,” from Chapter 2. “What Happened Till the First Supply,” pp. 57-66(83-92); from “The Fourth Book,” p. 66(93); from “A Description of New England,” pp. 66-69(93-96); from “New England’s Trials,” pp. 69-72(96-99) Read William Bradford, “Of Plymouth Plantation,” Book II, from Chapter XI. “The Remainder of Anno 1620,” pp. 120-124(138-140); “Dealing with the Natives,” pp. 123-126(140-143); from Chapter XII. “Anno 1621,” “The First Thanksgiving,” p. 126(144); from Chapter XIX. “Anno Dom: 1628,” “Mr. Merton of Merrymount,” pp. 126-129(144-147); from Chapter XXIII. “Anno Dom: “1632,” Prosperity Weakens Community,” pp.129-130(147-148)
AL Read John Winthrop, “A Modell of Christian Charity,” pp. 147-158(166-177) Read Roger Williams, from “A Key into the Language of America,” in Old and New England,” pp. 174-178(193-198); “Directions for the use of the Language,” pp. 178-179(198); from “An Help to the Native Language, p. 179(198-199);”from Chapter XXI. “Of Religion, the Soul, etc.,” p. 180(200); from “The Bloody Tenet of Persecution…,” pp. 184-186(204-206); “A Letter to the Town of Providence,”pp. 186-187(206) Read Anne Bradstreet, “The Author to Her Book,” pp. 204-205(225); “To My Husband,” three poems, pp. 206-208(226-228); and “…Upon the Burning of Our House,” pp. 212-213(232-233)
Comparative Essay Between “A Model Of Christian Charity" By John Winthrop And “A Key Into Then Language Of America By Roger Williams”.
Length: 4 pages (1235 Words)
The two works in comparison are “A model of Christian charity by John Winthrop and “A key into then language of America by Roger Williams”. The first book is a sermon, which was given by John Winthrop who was a nonprofessional leader as he was on a trip to Massachusetts aboard a ship (Winthrop 2). The work shows the exceptionalism nature of the Americans. This sermon was published in 1930 after being held as a contemporary script. The second book by Roger William’s gives an insight into the native languages of the Americans especially the early settlers. It also gives an insight into the meeting of the Americans and the Europeans (Williams 12). The book concentrates in the study of the lives of the Indian Americans, their religions and language. The plot of the book seems to be anti-English and gives insight into the prejudices which are held by the pilgrims. A model of Christian charity brings out a quality read over “A key into the language of America” in terms of the plot structure, character, point of view, setting, symbolism, and themes. This paper will look at the strengths of Winthrop’s’ work over that of William.
Both books concentrate on the nature of man. They both have different point of views regarding man’s origin and life. Winthrop’s work has a good plot structure as it gives an insight into the American exceptionalism and analyses the reasons for the nature of creation. Winthrop’s plot structure gives a clear picture of his point of view and his desired audience.
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