Mary Rowlandson Leaving Far My Own Country Analysis

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In this passage, Mary Rowlandson uses the literary device of an allusion to encapsulate her longing for God’s stability and sustenance. Though Rowlandson confesses God’s providence, she questions His ongoing care for her captors. The sentence “And here I cannot but take notice of the strange providence of God in preserving the heathen” unveils her, up to this point, concealed confusion with God’s will. (68). Rowlandson grieves over her current state, endeavoring to understand the correlation between God’s seemingly perfect will and her belief in a visible sainthood. The phrase “Leaving farther my own country” describes Rowlandson’s spiritual movement away from Christian ideals “into a vast and howling wilderness”, rather than her physical travel
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