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The tone and style of both Byrd and Bradford’s writing sheds light on their purpose of writing their texts

The tone and style of both Byrd and Bradford’s writing sheds light on their purpose of writing their texts. Though History was not among Byrd’s most famous works, it still showed his tone and style, and hence his purpose of writing. He was writing to make fun of the Pilgrims, and to record his personal embarkation to the New World, that is, Virginia. However, Bradford wanted to make an account of the very large and famous expedition that over a hundred people risked their lives for. It was a momentous occasion, and it needed to be recorded. It also gave a more rich history to the future descendents of the Pilgrims. He inscribes, “These troubles being blown over, and now all being compact together in one ship, they put to sea again with a prosperous wind, which continued divers days together, which was some encouragement unto them; yet, according to the usual manner, many were afflicted with seasickness”, telling of the journey to the new world and its many hardships. He also records,”And besides waterfowl there was great store of wild turkeys…” He goes on to describe the first thanksgiving, giving detailed accounts of the

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