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Of Plymouth Plantation Where in this reading do you see Bradford give providential views Show examples Draw inferences on people and their beliefs In this reading there were many examples that showed how religious people were in the colonial period They committed themselves to a life based on the bible The passage describes how the people placed their faith in God to guide them to the New World They believed that God would decide who deserved to live and who deserved to die One example of this is in the first paragraph of Chapter IX It reads But it pleased God before they came half seas over to smite this young man with a grievous disease of which he died in a desperate manner and so he was the first that was thrown overboard This quote shows the way that God punished the cruel man whom was showing arrogant superiority to those who he viewed as unworthy The cruel man constantly cursed at the poor people who were aboard He would tell them that he hoped to cast half of them overboard before the end of the journey According to William Branfords providential views God punished the haughty man by causing him to die due to disease and to be the first to be thrown overboard A second example is on page 68 at the end of the 1st paragraph It reads So they committed themselves to the will of God and resolved to proceed This shows that the people aboard the ship because they were enduring hard times and poor weather decided that they should leave their lives in the fate of God hoping he would allow them to survive They decided not to give up but to believe in God and stay faithful A third example appears in the beginning of the second paragraph on page 68 William Bradford writes but it pleased God that he caught
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