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Although Captain John Smith and William Bradford historians and leaders of their respective colonies Jamestown and Plymouth wanted to attract settlers to their colonies through their writings the specific means they took to accomplish their goals varied First in spite of the fact each wanted to set an example for the colonists that joined them Smith strived to attract those with courage and an adventurous spirit while Bradford tried to appeal to the Godly men and women Second while each conveyed the sense of an untamed setting in the New World Smith emphasized the sense of adventure and romance while Bradford focused on the hardships and difficulties experienced by the colonists Finally in spite of the fact that each wrote about similar experiences Smith uses elaborate descriptions and writing style in his focus on adventure while Bradford employs biblical allusions and simplicity in his writing that is focused on God In Smiths General History he shows his rugged and brave characteristics that he wants out of his colonists He uses tales of danger and hardships some of which are true to appeal to the brave and those with courage to come join him Then as many as could laid hands on him dragged him to them and thereon laid his head and being ready to beat out his brains Pocahontas the Kings dearest daughter when no entreaty could prevail got his head in her arms and laid her own upon his to save him from deathSmith Quoted in Hodgins and Silverman 15 This shows how his use of dangerous and exciting tales is used to attract the courageous to Jamestown his colony Whereas Smith tried to appeal to the courageous Bradford tried to appeal to the godly men and women His use of biblical allusions was used to attract those that had knowledge of the bible as he was a devout Puritan Our Fathers were Englishmen which came over this great ocean and were ready
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