Essay Topic 1
The author states that when violence and fear grip a society, it is easy to demonize the enemy as justification for violent actions. Discuss how the Pilgrims and/or the Indians justified violence by demonizing one another throughout the many conflicts that occurred between the groups.
Essay Topic 2
A common theme throughout the book is the Puritan belief that everything in life happens for a reason. Explain this belief, how it affected the Puritan's daily lives, and show examples of incidents the Puritans believed occurred because God made them occur.
Essay Topic 3
In Chapter 3, a Frenchmen told his Indian captors that "God was angry with them for their wickedness, and would destroy them and give their country to another people." Argue whether King Philip's war was or was not God's vengeance on the Indians.
Essay Topic 4
During their search for a location for their settlement, the...
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