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    England. In the attack of the British settlement Lancaster, Mary Rowlandson and her family got in adversity. In the article, “A Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson”, the author described that “Their first coming was about Sun-rising; hearing the noise of some Guns, we looked out; several Houses were burning, and the Smoke ascending to Heaven.” (Salisbury 68) She wounded, her family members were killed. Mary Rowlandson and her children were isolated causing 20 moves in her

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    and all our comforts within door, and without, all was gone, (except my life) and I knew not but the next moment that might go too” (Rowlandson 253). Mary Rowlandson was captured by a group of Narragansett Indians on February 10, 1676; she remained with them until her release on May 2, 1676, where she was ransomed for twenty pounds. In those three months, Rowlandson endured a variety of hardships that ultimately took away her identity. She fought laboriously to preserve her autonomy, but in order

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    Humishima, and the text Mary Rowlandson, an excerpt from “From a Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson.” Both women go through similar difficult situations, however, they both find strength in protecting things close to them and they both come out of their difficult situations stronger. This concludes that a person’s greatest strength is protecting what they love. Green Blanket Feet gained her strength in protecting her children and Mary Rowlandson found her strength in

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    and much more violent than how we are today. Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, however was very religious and relied on God no matter what she went through. She struggled with what she had to eat while being with them in captivity. She also saw the difference in her culture and their culture. While reading the book, I noticed Mrs. Rowlandson took her bible with her everywhere and that she made references to bible verses to help her build strength. Mary Rowlandson relied on her faith even while she was being captured

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    lost her sister, friends, she was injured, and she was carrying her wounded child. But can we trust a description of the Indians that is filtered through the lens of Puritan prejudice? Of course, there is a larger question than whether or not Mary Rowlandson was justified in her hostility to the Indians; an attitude which, by the way, she did moderate sometimes during her ordeal. But the real question is whether we can trust the information she presents about Indian behavior and practices while she

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    of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson. Mary Rowlandson lived in Lancaster, Massachusetts with her three children, her husband, and around 50 families, many of which were either killed or captured during the attack. Based on Mary Rowlandson’s writings it seems she was quite firm in her puritan beliefs, for example, strict adherence to studying the bible and god on the day of Sabbath was a central puritan belief, and while in captivity Mary was reflecting on how careless she was

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    Throughout Mary Rowlandson's account of being captured by Native Americans, she mentions her family frequently; however, she hardly mentions them by name or talks about what they were like. This immediately creates a feeling of distance in the reader's mind, because it could suggest many things about what her family was like before they got separated. She also shows us what looks to be a great deal of distance between her and her youngest daughter Sarah who died in her arms. When Rowlandson first mentions

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    “A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson” by Mary Rowlandson is a short history about her personal experience in captivity among the Wampanoag Indian tribe. On the one hand, Mary Rowlandson endures many hardships and derogatory encounters. However, she manages to show her superior status to everyone around her. She clearly shows how her time spent under captivity frequently correlates with the lessons taught in the Bible. Even though, the colonists possibly murdered

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    In “A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson,” Mary Rowlandson’s garrison was taken over by Indians. Mary was not mentally prepared for what was it front of her eyes. She witnessed a great number of people she knew being killed. The tone of this narrative could best be described as mournful and gloomy. The Indians went from home to home, what Mary described as being “murderous wretches” (page 128). Once the Indians reached her home, she described it as the most doleful

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    Mary Rowlandson was a Puritan colonist of the town of Lancaster, who was captured by Indians that attacked her village and sized a number of colonists as captives. Rowlandson, like many Puritans of her time, held strong religious beliefs about God and about the way he expresses his will (love and lessons) through one’s struggles in life. This Puritan ideology of hers was never more apparent than in her text called, “A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson”. This narrative

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