As I’ve already mentioned in my last essay, Adventures by Cabeza de Vaca was the account of a soldier in the 16th century who survived among the native American tribes in the South of the modern U.S.A. for ten years. He then was able to return to his home, Spain, and write down this account.
A contemporary of Vaca’s was Bartolome de Las Casas, a spanish friar who went to the New World to preach Christianity and convert the Natives. He wrote his account, A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies, in 1552. It is almost all about how cruel, in Las Casas’ eyes, the Spaniards were and how innocent the native tribes were.
Which of the two books was most enjoyable? I enjoyed reading Adventures by Cabeza de Vaca much more for a couple of reasons.
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Are the two words “so what?” important in writing and reading an autobiography? They are very important. Without remembering these two words when you’re writing your autobiography you are most likely to go off and write things that have no relevancy to your life, the point you are trying to make, or you simply begin writing silly, unimportant events.
The reader must be able to say “so what?” and have an answer in your book. Otherwise, your story will be left on the shelf, if it even gets there. A story must have ideas, stories, etc…that are relevant to the rest of the book and also that are important. “So what?” is an extremely important phrase to keep in mind when you are writing an autobiography or any book.
What are the benefits of writing an autobiography?
First of all, they reveal the era in which they were written. Therefore, the reader can learn history through the book.
Secondly, it tells about the author. It tells about how the author achieved something important and how he made his mark on the world. An autobiography can also tell about important people of that era.
Lastly, an autobiography serves the purpose of leaving a legacy behind for future generations. It can leave an example behind of how to solve problems, deal with difficult relationships and accomplish important things.