Comparison of "An American Story" and "Of Plymouth Plantation"

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The United States has been a safe location for many people from different countries and time periods. Both "An American Story" and "Of Plymouth Plantation" share many differences and similarities. The two authors are completely different people, but their works are both non-fictional and true stories. "An American Story," written by Anthony Lewis, is an article that tells about the struggles of a Vietnamese family who has tried numerous times in the past to get into the U.S. At some point during their voyage, the Vietnamese family was separated for 15 years. The setting in "Of Plymouth Plantation" took place 400 years ago but the morale of the story still stays the same. William Bradford wrote "Of Plymouth Plantation" and his biography retells the struggles of a group of Puritans and Pilgrims who escaped from England to seek shelter in the U.S. Many of the people aboard the ship had died and therefore, William Bradford's account is equally sad and true. "An American Story" and "Of Plymouth Plantation" have many differences, similarities, and they both tell of a passage to a better place. "An American Story" and "Of Plymouth Plantation" have numerous differences that separate them apart. The Vietnamese and the Puritans migrated from different countries. The Puritans originally came from England, but they lived for a decade in the Netherlands. The refugees in "An American Story" escaped Vietnam in fear of political violence in the country. Another difference is that they had completely different religions. The Puritans were Christians while the Vietnamese were most likely Buddhist. The number of people who voyaged in both of the stories was different. In "An American Story" only 8 went to the U.S whilst, in "Of Plymouth Planta... ... middle of paper ... ... a detailed account in his biography and tells about the hardships of the Puritans in New England and their struggles to be accepted and respected by the English in England. By and large, both groups of people were able to turn their hardships and mistreatments into something positive and productive, leading them to a better life. "Of Plymouth Plantation" and "An American Story" have many similarities, differences, and follow a common passage to a better place. Whether they both fled their countries in fear of persecution or whether they ended up doing different jobs the Puritans and the Vietnamese were able to fulfill most of their aims and live life peacefully. Although they were viewed as foreigners and strangers, the Vietnamese and the Puritans have both put their oars in the water and paddled the U.S to where it is today, a country made up of immigrants.
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