Choose one of the following general statements about Colonial/19th Century American Literature and write a medium length (approx. 600 words) response. Your response may support or disagree with the statement. As with Part I, however, your task is to clearly articulate your point and to support it with examples from our readings.
2. Explorers who came to the New World looked at it through a particular lens. Using some accounts from these explorers, attempt to describe the lens. Which aspects of the New World were exaggerated? Which were made smaller or diminished? Which distorted?