John Smith And William Bradford

John Smith and William Bradford were both leaders who established
colonies. They both established a colony and they attempted to attract
settlers with writings. Their writings were intended for different audiences
and they both had different purposes.
John Smith’s writings were different than William Bradford’s. John Smith
had a different purpose and his writings were intended for a different
audience. John Smith’s purpose was to bring people to the new world. He
wrote a pamphlet to the people in England and told about all the good things
about New England. In his pamphlet he tried to persuade people to join him
in the new land. John Smith wrote about how he promised New England was
better than England. John Smith’s audience was intended for people from
England, and possible settlers. John Smith said, “What pleasure can be more
than in planting vines, fruits, or herbs, in contriving their own grounds to
the pleasure of their own minds, their fields, gardens, orchards, buildings,
ships, and other works.”
William Bradford’s writings were intended for different audiences and he
had a different purpose than John Smith. William Bradford’s audience was
intended for the future generation. His writings were intended for the
future generation. He wrote a diary about his actual experiences in Colonial
America. Bradford discussed in his diary about the many hardships he faced.
Bradford said, “But that which was most sad and lamentable was, that in two
or three months’ time half of their company died” Though Bradford talked
about the bad things, he also talked about the goods things that occurred
during the first Thanksgiving. William Bradford said, “And besides waterfowl
there was great store of wild turkeys, of which they took many, besides
venison. Besides they had about a peck of meal a week to a person, or now
since harvest, Indian corn to that proportion.”
John Smith and William Bradford both tried to persuade people to join
them in the new world. They both had different purposes and they both wrote
to different audiences. Even though John Smith and William Bradford had
their differences their intentions were both the same.