A Narrative Of The Captivity Amy Rowlandson Analysis

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Amy Rowlandson demonstrates her belief in the concepts of total depravity and special providence throughout her work, A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration. Rowlandson has many examples of Total Depravity in her text. Calvinists define total depravity, as humans are unable to act righteously without the help of God because of their inherently sinful nature. For example, at the end of “The Third Remove” a woman threatens to run away even though she is pregnant and the nearest town is almost thirty miles away. Rowlandson tries to console the women by reading scripture from her bible. They open to Psalm 27 that says, “Wait on the Lord, Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine Heart, wait I say on the Lord.” Rowlandson also provides

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