Clash of Cultures

Requirements: each entry must be at least 125 words.

Week 1 (Two entries this week)

1st Entry: Introduce yourself and identify your goals for the blog. Questions to consider:

  • Have you done any blogging before?
  • What do you hope to gain from this experience?

2nd Entry – Clash of Cultures.  Consider A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson.  In her narrative, Rowlandson provides an account of the time she spent in captivity.  The narrative documents the abduction of Rowlandson and the death of some of her family members, and clearly one of the purposes of the work is to describe this terrible time in her life.  However, the narrative also serves to describe the Native American culture.  Rowlandson makes several observations about the similarities/differences in cultural traditions between the Native Americans and the European settlers.  Discuss one similarity and one difference that Rowlandson describes.  What is her attitude toward these differences?

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