EN 209-005 CdV- Cultural Contract and American Identity
EN 209-005 CdV- Cultural Contract and American Identity EN 209
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EN 209005 91615 Cultural Contract and American Identity The Route Through Caribbean Florida Texas and northern Mexico When we saw sure signs of Christians and heard how near we were to them we gave thanks to God our Lord for having chosen to bring us out of a captivity so melancholy and wretched The delight we felt let each one conjecture when he shall remember the length of time we were in that country the suffering and perils we underwent The day after I overtook four Christians on horseback who were astonished at the sight of me so strangely habited as I was and in company with Indians They stood staring at me a length of time so confounded that they neither hailed me nor drew near to make an inquiry I bade them take me to their chief accordingly we went together half a league to the place where was Diego de Alcaraz their captain chapter XXXIII 150 What can we learn about CdV s experiences based on this passage 0 Suffering melancholy wretched was not a pleasant experience full of hardships He refers to acts of cruelty they suffered What were the cruelties o CdV is held in captivity for 5 years 0 Lack of food What do you think is his rhetorical aim Hint look at the pronouns 0 We vs them binary situation considers himself not with the Christians anymore the Christians have become Theyquot o CdV has moved toward the perspective of the Native Americans in a sense he has become on ofthem 0 Understanding the people can give conquistadors better control of the area Cultural Transformation How does he look What do you think is his mental state How is he treated by his countrymen What do you think will be his fate upon return to Spain Initiates New Genre 0 Indian Captivity Narrative I Chronicles contact I Conventions of genre Protagonist good or bad always at the center of the story ex CdV EN 209005 91615 Antagonist prevents the protagonist from achieving his her goal ex Native Americans Setting always begins in some civilized space Eventually moves into wilderness I Full circle protagonist starts in civilized space progressively gets taken away into wilderness where eventually a turning point is reached and the protagonist gets taken back to civilization somehow o Texts show subject fundamentally changed by captivity American Landscape 0 American Themes cultural contact wilderness landscape self regeneration selfmade man wealth religion Brings information back to the King about the country and people that could help the King in future expeditions
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