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Byrd and Bradford: A Comparison

Summary: A comparison of William Bradford and William Byrd's accounts of early colonial life. The two accounts -- Byrd's The History of the Dividing Line and Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation -- differ in purpose, tone, and style.
Byrd and Bradford: A Comparison

Although William Byrd's The History of the Dividing Line and William Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation are both rather subjective, they differ in tone, style, and purpose.

The tones of the two accounts are different. In William Byrd's account the tone is light and funny. He uses sarcasm, satire, and humor to express his beliefs on a matter. For example, on page 52, Byrd uses satire to show his disapproval of how the settlers were spending their money, .".. Jamestown, where, like true Englishmen, they built a church that cost no more than fifty pounds and a tavern that cost five hundred." This sentence shows how Byrd feels about the priorities of the settlers and also lightens the tone and mood of the piece. Unlike Byrd's, William Bradford's tone is serious and unexciting. His account is a more objective and historical one. It could even be...

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