1. Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation tells the story of the Pilgrims we’re all familiar with from elementary school pageants and Charlie Brown Thanksgiving TV specials. Or does it not? What parts of the story are familiar to you, and what parts of the story are not?
2) What kind of a story is Bradford trying to tell? Does the tone and attitude of his chronicle (that’s what it is generically/formally) change throughout the selections?
3) What goes wrong and why? What do you think: is the story of the Pilgrims therefore a norm or archetype for the later history of America or is it rather a peculiarity or even an exception?
4) How does Bradford’s narrative add to our understanding of the Puritan experience? Be sure to cite textual evidence in your explanation.
Thank you soo much!!!!