28 August 2014
Of Plymouth Plantation book answers
1. If I had been a Plymouth settler, I think the hardest challenge for me would have to been trying to survive traveling the trip because of the harsh weather conditions, little food, and no shelter. But like William Bradford stated “All great and honorable actions are accompanied with great difficulties…” stating that though you may go through many hardships, it will always pay off at the end.
2. The hardships the Pilgrims faced on the Plymouth were severe weather conditions (“…of these storms the winds were so fierce and the seas so high, as they could not bear a knot of sail, but were forced to hull for drivers.”), as if for the Mayflower, there were many diseases and very little food to survive (“…to whom myself and many others were much beholden in our low and sick condition. And yet the lord so upheld these persons as in this general calamity they were not at all infected either with sickness or lameness.”)
3. When the pilgrims found themselves among dangerous shoals and roaring breakers, and, being in terror of shipwreck, they turned back towards Cape Cod instead of continuing on to the Hudson River (“…about half the day, they fell amongst dangerous shoals and roaring breakers, and they were so far entangled therewith as they conceived themselves in great danger; and the wind shrinking upon them withal, they resolved to bear up again for the Cape and thought themselves happy to get out of those dangers before the night overtook them, as by God’s good providence they did. And the next day they got into the Cape Harbor where they rid in safety…”)
4. The Pilgrims survived through the “Starving Time” because they assisted one another selflessly and unconditionally without any thought of gaining anything for themselves (“… but with abundance of toil and hazard of their own health, fetched them wood, made them fires, dressed them meat, made their beds, washed their...