Friday, September 24, 2010

Puritan/Pilgrim Literary Period Analysis (Presentation)

Almost all of the Puritan/Pilgrim period writing was very boring, and I did not find myself being intrigued by anything, really. That is, until I read The Crucible. That was really good. It was a pretty easy book to read, and it gave a lot of information about the witch trials. It was very clear that Arthur Miller did quite enough research to even begin writing his play. Most of the short stories were very dull, like Mary Rowlandson's memoir. I did not find myself wanting to know anything about what she did when she was spending some time with the Indians. Frankly, I do not care about her. It is still an important period in American history, and I understand that, but I wish it did not have to be such a boring period of our history.

1 comment:

  1. Great job! I like that you not only provided specific examples to demonstrate your points, but you also explained how that example validated your point - excellent.

    Note: in the parenthetical citation, there is no comma between the author's last name and the page number. Also, remember that we cannot use the work of Arthur Miller to demonstrate the Puritan/Pilgrim writing style since Arthur Miller wrote in the Modernism literary period. We can, however, use The Crucible as an example when explaining the culture of the Puritans.

    Need to have attribution for your source for the information on slide sixteen.