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In the book Pastwatch the author Orson Scott Card does not manipulate Christopher Columbus marital life because Columbus original biography is perfect for his novels plot in terms of accomplishing his initial plans of his major discovery and voyage towards the West When Columbus has grown into a young man Card writes how Columbus achieved his goal of acquiring the ships he took to his voyage towards the West through different contacts and various connections In order to gain these contacts and connections to achieving his target Columbus married a higher-class Portuguese woman named Felipa Perestrello and they both had a son named Diego The author states and the man who married his Governor Perestrello daughter Felipa would be able to meet seafarers and make contacts in court that eventually that could eventually bring him before the king133 This quote tells the reader the reason why Columbus married the woman he has and what benefits it would bring him According to various passages on Columbus biography many of his achievements occurred after his marriage he got to meet many different people who could lend him knowledge and advice and was able to begin his project on sailing towards the West Warren Para 38-43 Since Columbus was busy and dedicated most of his time towards his plan for sailing he lacked spending time with his family In the book Card writes how after a few years Columbus wife has passed away due to her being lonely and catching a nameless illness 144-147 In reality Felipa Perestrello did die leaving baby Diego alone with his Father Christopher Columbus Biography Para 14 this encouraged Columbus to move forward in completing his attempt at sailing to the West and pay more heed towards his relationship with his son Also while describing Columbus relationship with his son Card writes how Columbus settled his son to reside in a monastery rather than with him 147-148 yet sources prove that Columbus had
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