Johnathan Edwards


Jonathon Edwards was the only male child of 11 kids. He was the descendant of many great thinkers and preachers. He was very dedicated to his life as a preacher. Being a graduate of Yale at the age of 17 and acquiring his masters at 21. His actions and beliefs remind me a lot of Ben Stein, or as most people know him as the guy that was Ferris Bueller’s teacher. Ben Stein talks in a monotone much like Edwards, and he is highly educated and well respected for his political beliefs. Stein went to Columbia University and later became a law professor, writer and actor. To learn more about Jonathon Edwards go to this place right here<—


Olaudah Equiano

Olaudah Equiano’s narrative” The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano” tells the view on how this wicked slave trade is done. In honesty, It is a horrible experience. The idea of being able to die at any given time on any given day is frightening. The fact that some people find this comforting and a way to make money is terrible. It is understood that the slaves were needed to help boost the economy, but the fact that the traders had “Improvident Avarices” made it so many would die because of that. Filthy,Nasty and otherwise repulsive ships holding hundreds of slaves packed like sardines in a can? That is just sickening. Speaking of sardines; What about the idea of the fish they caught. The traders would catch a plentiful amount of fish only to fulfill themselves. Afterwards, they would just take the fish and throw it back! What kind of twisted and sadistic people would do such a thing??? I speak for many when I state this. Slavery needs to be abolished. Not later or in the near future. NOW! If this slave trade continues, many more will die before they even set foot in England.

Edward Tayloran

Edward Taylor was an Englishman that came to America because of religious purposes. He was very committed to his religion and it reflected in his poetry. He wrote much of his poetry in practice and preparation for his sermons as he was a pastor. Little fun fact: He was a pastor for Westfield, MA for FIFTY years. FIFTY YEARS????? That is almost as ridiculous as The Lord Of The Rings and Hobbit movie series. In all honesty, it takes a whole lot of courage in the mind of LOTR to walk all that distance to just throw a ring in the fire. (SPOILER ALERT) One thing is known however. The amount of commit shown by the fellowship equals Edward Taylor towards his religion. The man had to come to America for goodness sakes. At least cut the poor man some credit. Enough about however; Lets learn some more info on Edward. Born in 1642 in England, He was very successful when he came to America. He attended Harvard and graduated in 3 years which in a way is quite impressive. As stated earlier, he wrote for sermon practice but he didn’t want his writings to be published. Two of his large collections were discovered in 1937 at Yale University. He was an Honest man and knew that what he was doing was the right thing to do just like the fellowship in LOTR destroying the ring. If the ring was never destroyed, then the evil forces would have took over. While that comparison is not quite as dramatic for Edward Taylor; If he stayed in England, His poetry would cease to exist and his religion would not be his choice. If he stayed, he would have become Anglican and he did not choose that style and he wanted what was good for him and his community.

Anne Bradstreet

Anne Bradstreet was born in March 20, 1612 and died in September 16, 1672. She was one of six children in her family. Anne Bradstreet was America’s first published poet.Most of her poems where intimate on her view of life. She had eight kids half of which were boys and the others where girls. It is believed Anne Bradstreet died of illness which is likely to be tuberculosis. Anne Bradstreet is like Taylor swift because both are popular writers ,and most of their work is based on intimate subjects.

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Mary Rowlandson

imageMary Rowlandson and Obi-Wan Kenobi are very similar. However, they don’t share all the same characteristics. Mary Rowlandson, was a colonial American woman who was captured by Native Americans during King Philip’s War. The Indians killed all her friends and family because they were mistreated by her husband. She was captured and was held for 11 weeks before being ransomed for twenty pounds. She than later escaped and then wrote books about her life. For more about Mary Rowlandon please click Here. Obi-Wan Kenobi is a character in the Star Wars movies. He is a Jedi master who trains his young padawan Anikin Skywalker for the good of the force and republic. However he becomes corrupt and turns to the dark side. Mary Rowlandson and Obi-Wan Kenobi are similar because they both were betrayed by someone, the Indians killed Mary’s friends and family and Anikin killed, with the help of the empire, all of Obi-Wan’s friends and family. They were also both captured but both were never killed by there enemies. They both did stuff against there enemies. Mary wrote books about them and what happened to her and Obi fought Anikin and the empire back. However they are different because Mary Rowlandson is a real person and Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in a movie.

John Winthrop

John Winthrop was a wealthy land owner that  went to the Americas, and governed them for twenty years. He was also a Cambridge graduate. To learn more about him look at this Fact Sheet all about him. John Winthrop is a lot like Jafar, except John Winthrop is less evil. John Winthrop and Jafar are both very accomplished leaders. They also cpme from wealth.

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William Bradford

William Bradford was born in March of 1590 and died in May of 1657. He was self educated and was a farmer growing up. He later joined a religion called Scrooby Puritan. Since he joined the religious group he went against the Church of England. So the group fled to the Netherlands but they worried that their off spring would assimilate more into a dutch society then an English society. So they ventured to Virginia on the Plymouth. William Bradford reminds me of Tom cruise, both where supporters in a new religion which was Scrooby Puritan and Scientology. They are also important and favored people in their religions. Tom Cruise  is a major supporter of Scientology and made it widely known. While William Bradford was voted to be the leader thirty-three times. He also later in life made Scrooby Puritan more widely known just because he was a famous writer and was associated with it.Featured imageTo learn more click here:

John Smith

John Smith was born in January of 1580 and died June of 1630. As a child he tried to escape to see, but after being caught by his father, he was forced to work in an apprenticeship. Soon after, he escaped once more and began work as a mercenary. He traveled all over to many places, such as Netherlands, Austria, Turks, Transylvania, and Virginia. John Smith was also a man of many things. He was a pirate and after being captured he was sold into slavery. Many times did he nearly die because of the things he did. Many times he was almost hanged for his actions. John Smith was named captain for the voyage to Jamestown, Virginia. Without him, more men would have died, almost all of them. In John Smith, I see Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Carribean. Both John Smith and Jack Smith are pirates, and also were named Captains for voyages. John Smith was often almost killed for his actions, as was Captain Jack Sparrow. Many times, both men were the reason their crews were still alive and also both men had tales of new places unknown to the people. John Smith had tales of Virginia and Captain Jack Sparrow had the tales of the Dead Man’s chest. John Smith was captured numerous times, and on one account was sold into slavery. Captain Jack Sparrow was also captured numerous times and was not sold into slavery, but was sent to work on the ghost ship, where there he was held captured. Captain Jack Sparrow was the captain of his ship, and many crews. John Smith was appointed captain after he returned to England, and before the Jamestown voyage. Both men reflect each other in numerous ways. Although they may not be the exact same, and have the exact same stories, they reflect one another very well.