A True History of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson by Mrs. Mary Rowlandson

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In the times of colonies when land was untouched there was a distinct hatred between the native Indians and the new colonists. As one reads the essay: A True History of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, written by Mary Rowlandson in 1682, one will understand this hatred. Although the Indians captured Mary Rowlandson, with the faith of God she was safely returned. The reader learns of her religious messages and how she turns to God for safety and strong will. One sees how her Puritan beliefs are of the strong New England Puritans way of life. The reader also understands through her words how she views the Indians and their way of
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28). Once she was taken she lost all hope, but there was one spark still left inside her weak and frail body. That single spark was the belief in God and his miracles. In all her times of despair and hardship she turned to prayer and deliverance from God. It is not my tongue or pen can express the sorrows of my heart and bitterness of my spirit that I had at this departure: but God was with me in a wonderful manner, carrying me along, and bearing up my Spirit, that it did not quite fail (Rowlandson p. 30). With the death of her child and the ever growing pain in her arm she managed to migrate with the Indians and relying on God for strength. But the Lord renewed my strength still, and carried me along, that I might see more of his power, yea, so much that I could never have thought of had I not experienced it (Rowlandson p. 30). On the third remove she is given a key, a book that is the answer to all her troubles. I cannot but take notice of the wonderful mercy of God to me in those afflictions, in sending me a Bible (Rowlandson p. 34). A Indian had received a Bible and gave it to her. This present to Rowlandson was a light; a light that if used and worshiped could save her soul. As the Indians moved she moved too, no matter where they went it always lead to hell for her. She had no Christian Friends or anyone to talk too; all she had was the Bible
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