"Of Plymouth Plantation" is a two-volume history of the arrival of the Pilgrims in America and their establishment of Plymouth Plantation. It was written by William Bradford over the course of 21 years, from 1630 to 1651.
William Bradford was an Englishman who traveled with the Pilgrims on the "Mayflower" in 1620. He became governor of the new colony in 1621 and remained in this position for 30 years. His journal "Of Plymouth Plantation" describes the "Mayflower" voyage, and the establishment of the colony in detail. It also describes the daily life of the new colonists and their relationship with nearby Native American tribes. The end of the journal lists all passengers of the "Mayflower" along with an update of their lives.Learn More
The theme of "Old Yeller" explores the bittersweet but endearing transition from boyhood to manhood of the main character, Travis. The critically acclaimed novel was written by Fred Gipson in 1956. Considered a classic, it won the prestigious Newbery Honor in 1969. Walt Disney produced the screen adaptation of the tale in 1957.Full Answer >
The imagery in “The Story of an Hour,” by Kate Chopin, illustrates freedom and repression. Believing herself newly widowed, Louise Mallard reflects on the institution of marriage and what it means to be free for the first time in her life before dying from shock when her husband returns alive.Full Answer >
There are several different kinds of symbols in J. R. R. Tolkien's novel "The Hobbit," many of which appear to reference elements of Norse mythology, the Christian Bible and the wars of 20th-century Europe. "The Hobbit," set in the fantasy realm known as Middle Earth, features objects, creatures and locations that are often interpreted as symbols, although the author denied using symbols or allegories intentionally.Full Answer >
In "Allegiant" by Veronica Roth, the faction system is overthrown, Evelyn Johnson takes control of the city, the city is revealed to be a genetic testing ground and Tris is killed while Four lives. The book takes several turns many readers do not see coming.Full Answer >