A Narrative Of The Captivity And Restoration Of Mary Rowlandson Analysis

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The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, vividly describe Mary’s 11 week experience as a captive to Native Americans, whom she calls Indians. It took place after a raid on her community during the King Philips War in 1676 (Guides, Study, and Mary Rowlandson). Her writing serves as one of the earliest autobiographical works from an Anglo-American woman’s view. One can sense that Rowlandson has tried to take the painful experiences she has faced, with relation to God and the Bible. She considered it as a trial that she must triumph over with faith and in so doing she can remain, a faithful and true Christian for the Puritan society she is living in (Guides, Study, and Mary Rowlandson). The perspective she wished to take is the Christian perspective and she looks upon the Native Americans and her whole life under this light.
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Her narrative could be understood, if looked at in the terms of how she represents herself and how she has gained respect from other women in Puritan society ("Summary Of 'A Narrative Of The Captivity And Restoration Of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson ' - The Role Of Women In Her Removes"). Therefore, all accounts that seem different or contrary to conventional belief may run the risk against her status and reputation. Rowlandson has seen violent and untoward incidences but she was of one mind to compete status in the new social setting as a result of the war (1992-667). She begins the journey with much fear and trepidation and struggles every day in order to survive. She does not give in to despair and helplessness though. She eventually earns money for herself and was able to function normally in

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