Stories written by William Bradford, Mary Rowlandson, and John Smith

Pick out places in the stories written by William Bradford, Mary Rowlandson, and John Smith where you think one or more of these authors might have had a limited ability to see “the truth” because they were influenced by their own ideology, belief, cultural background, and/or self-interest (among other characteristics). Explain why we might want to consider the point of view before believing the author absolutely. This doesn’t necessarily mean the authors weren’t telling the truth as they saw it. It might just mean that they couldn’t see the whole truth because they could only see the events and issues from their own perspectives. Your job for this discussion is not to catch the authors in lies. It is just to consider how the other side might have told the same story or how a greater ability to understand both sides might have changed the author’s perspective on the story.

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