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History of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford
Chapter 10: "How They Sought a Place of Habitation"
This account tells what the Puritans did after they landed in Massachusetts in 1620.

Bradford, William. "Chapter 10: How They Sought a Place of Habitation." History of Plymouth Plantation. 1650. Internet History Sourcebooks. Fordham University, July 1998. Web. 15 Sept. 2016.

As it is used in line 5, how does the phrase “bruised and shattered” best help shape the meaning of this passage?

A

Bradford uses this phrase to describe the shallop that has been on the voyage in order to emphasize how the Puritans have also suffered on the voyage, and why they must seek habitation.

B

Bradford uses this phrase to create a negative connotation about the weather on the voyage in order to emphasize the dangers of the voyage.

C

Bradford uses this phrase to demonstrate the impossibility of repairing the shallop after the Puritans get it out of the quarters in the ship.

D

Bradford uses this phrase to emphasize the negatives of this New World that the Puritans have found such as their concerns about the Indians.

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