Explain how you think their perceptions affected their desire to colonize the Americas?

IMPORTANT: make sure you have read the assigned reading for this week: Brown & Shannon, Going to the Source, vol. 1; Chapter 1 “Monsters and Marvels: Images of Animals from the New World.”
Citation Tips: Practice citing your sources! Telling the reader where you found your information is one of the most important components of writing for this class. You must cite everything taken from a source, whether you are quoting, summarizing, paraphrasing, or even just taking a fact from that source. Not only is the presentation of evidence a requirement for maximum points on discussion forums, any use of sources with a failure to cite a source represents plagiarism.
Citation Examples:
To cite evidence from non-textbook readings in this course, use parenthetical references with the author’s last name and page number (if page numbers are available), i.e.: Author Elizabeth Kolbert writes, “Columbus reasoned that the world was shaped like a ball with a breastlike protuberance” (Kolbert). Or, if it’s not a quote: Contrary to popular memory, Christopher Columbus did not believe that the world was spherical (Kolbert). If an author wrote more than one outside reading, please include the title of the article in quotation marks. For the textbook and the reader, use “TAP” or “GTTS” instead of the author’s last name, i.e.: Columbus writes, “For it is true…” (TAP, 23). Or, if it’s not a quote: Columbus claimed that the people he encountered at Hispaniola believed that he and his crew were gods (GTTS, 23).
Discussions Post:1. Imagine yourself a semiliterate European contemplating migration to the New World in 1650. Explain how your exposure to these sources would affect your decision. Based on these images, would you find one region moreattractive than another. Why?
2. European travelers were fascinated by the animals they saw. How did they characterize the animals they encountered and why? Consider, for instance, which animals they saw as “monstrous” and which they saw as profitable.Explain how you think their perceptions affected their desire to colonize the Americas?