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The relation of 1647

  1. 1. The Relation of 1647 Father Jerome Lalemant
  2. 2. Summary <ul><li>Father Jogues is captured by the Iroquois. </li></ul><ul><li>The French are allied with some other natives, including the Algonquins and Hurons. </li></ul><ul><li>They travelled together for 8 days once captured and were welcomed by a gantlet which tortured some and killed others. </li></ul><ul><li>They were paraded through other villages with their festering sores and injuries on display. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Summary (cont.) <ul><li>Rene Goupil, Jogues’s companion, is killed in front of him but he is spared. </li></ul><ul><li>He is lent out as a servant to some families. </li></ul><ul><li>The families allow him to spend much time on a hill in prayer. </li></ul><ul><li>He escaped the Iroquois with the help of the Dutch. He returned to Canada, but resumed his expedition. </li></ul><ul><li>Jogues was killed by the Iroquois immediately upon his return. </li></ul>
  4. 4. THEMES
  5. 5. Misspellings <ul><li>Possibly a result of the language barrier </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hiroquois = Iroquois </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kebec = Quebec </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maquois = Mohawks </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. French Patriotism <ul><li>May have been seen as a unifying text for the French, who believed themselves to be pacifists, thereby better than their captors. </li></ul><ul><li>Sign of the French’s resilience to torture and ability to withstand anything with the help of God and Christianity </li></ul>
  7. 7. Jogues as Jesus <ul><li>“It must be”, I said in my heart, “that my body suffer the fire of earth, in order to deliver these poor souls from the flames of Hell; it must be a transient death, in order to procure for them an eternal life.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Related Texts <ul><li>“ Journal of the First Voyage to America </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Christopher Columbus, 1492-1493 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>‘ The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John Smith, 1608 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Of Plymouth Plantation” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>William Bradford, 1630 </li></ul></ul>

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