Bradford and Byrds’ stories have different purposes for their writing. Bradford’s main purpose was to leave a record of God’s work through his life and testimony. God helped him in trials and helped the pilgrims with His great power. Bradford writes, “These troubles being blown over, and now all being compact together in one ship, they put to sea again with a prosperous wind, which continued divers days together, which was same encouragement unto them” (29). This quote shows the evidence that God helped them through trials. On the other hand, Byrd’s purpose of his writing was to leave a record of personal view on historical events. Byrd wasn’t as spiritual as Bradford was, and he wrote, “As it happened… the saunter to the Holy land and go upon the quixote adventures” (50). This quote portrays how Byrd mocks the settlers by describing their adventures as quixote adventures. Don quixote is a story about a foolish adventurer who when on a journey and Byrd is making an allusion to that. All of this contributes to show how Bradford and Byrd’s writings have different purposes.