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Personally, I would characterize the roles of women in the seventeenth century New England based on Rowlandson's narrative as sub servant to men. Men in this society were the head of their households, pillars in the community and leaders in the church. There were a few women for example, Anne Hutchinson who tried to speak out publicly. The fact that that she was a women declaring her spiritual authority in a public setting made her even more dangerous in the eyes of Massachusetts authorities. Therefore, she and her closest adherents were banished from the colony, with most, including Hutchinson herself, moving to the more tolerant Rhode Island. (Pg 9) This is an excellent example that New England women knew their role and violation of…show more content…
Even though the food that she received was food that it had not been for her situation she would never dream of eating because she thought of it as food fit for only animals and savages. But because she knew that she had to survive she ate it anyway. Through divine providence one of the Indians brought her a bible that she gladly accepted. Though she believed that the Indians were people of the wilderness who possessed pure evil there were some who did little or in some instances did huge things that made her believe that she would make it through this horrible ordeal. She prioritized the things that she felt deprived of as last on her list. The things that were most important to her were surviving and maintaining her commitment to the Lord. She did everything that she could to stay strong and hold on so she could make it back to her husband and her children. Even though she suffered a terrible loss due the death of her child she knew that she had two other children out in the wilderness that very much needed her and depended on her survival. During her captivity she realized that the riches and wealth she once enjoyed had little importance to her. She quickly came to realize that having your family and being with them and when everyone is alive and healthy is the most important thing. Another important thing she realized is that God she remain number one in everyone lives. If you but all of your trust in his hands he will carry you through all of life's trials
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