E211 Thomas Hariot Questions



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Assigned: from Report on Virginia, 1585 (938-43)

From Report on Virginia, 1585

1. What main reason does Hariot supply for the writing of his report -- what relationship does he evidently believe should obtain between the natives and the European colonists who go to live in the New World?

2. What picture of the natives does Hariot offer? What are their most important characteristics -- the best ones and the worst? What seems to motivate the author's choices in this regard -- in other words, how might the portrait he offers appeal to potential investors and colonists?

Greenblatt, Stephen et al., eds. The Norton Anthology of English Literature. 8th ed. New York: Norton, 2006. Package 1 (Vols. ABC) ISBN 0-393-92833-0.