In the novel, Kit tells her family about Hannah. Outraged they tell Kit she is not allowed to see Hannah. "Why, Aunt Rachel, you of all people! You can 't believe she 's a witch?” ( Speare 99). Kit still sees Hannah and they form a deeper bond.
When she arrives, a new and completely different culture than that of her home bombards her, that of the prudish New England Puritans. They lead a harder life, full of chores and religious duties, which Kit is unaccustomed to. She learns to leave her wealthy past from Barbados behind, dropping her silk dresses and more frivolous avocations in exchange for dull, hard Puritan life. At the edge of her uncle’s farm lives an old Quaker woman named Hannah. She’s ostracized for being a Quaker, living alone in the swamp that is Blackbird Pond after fleeing imprisonment from another Puritan town.
Utopian worlds always backfire because people crave their own individuality.In Lois Lowry’s novel, The Giver, the leaders of the community control the citizens by keeping them ignorant and avoiding uniqueness. The Elders of the community try to keep the people from making decisions because they believe that it will make people's’ lives easier. At the age of 12 The Elders assign all the citizens jobs and a young boy, named Jonas, is given the honor of being selected the new receiver. During The Giver the Utopian world that the people live in fails because people naturally crave individuality. Throughout the novel, The Giver, The Elders of the community try to create a perfect world where people aren’t exposed to the negative parts of life.
Kit went to court when she helped another non-Puritan women named Hannah Tupper flee the town. Kit is then sentenced to court and Prudence defends her. Goodwife Cruff says her daughter is to dumb to go to school when Prudence claims that Kit secretly taught her to read. Prudence then proved this and her mother said she was bewitched. In The Witch of Blackbird Pond, People are afraid of things they do not understand, as told by the Puritans accusing Hannah and Kit, and Goodwife Cruff accusing
When Shelley was young, her family dynamic greatly changed when her father married Mary Jane Clairmont in 1801. Unfortunately, Shelley never got along with her stepmother and decided to send her biological daughter, Jane (later Claire), off to boarding school. Her stepmother saw no reason to educate Shelley since she saw her as more of an extra family member rather than a human being (Bio.com). The character of Elizabeth has neither a step-mother nor a mother. In order to avoid these negative feelings and express how absent her stepmother was, Shelley decided to repress her feelings by getting rid of all of Elizabeth’s parents
Since Hannah was Kit’s friend, Kit came back for Hannah. “Kit drew a deep breath, and sitting on the floor, her knees drawn tight against her chest, she waited for William.” (Pg. 168) William didn’t come, so Kit probably feels neglected by William. She hopes for him to save her from Goodwife Cruff, but he doesn’t come, probably because he is ashamed of Kit because of her witch trial. This shows disloyalty, because if William wanted to marry her, wouldn’t he have saved Kit from the witch trial?
With this envy toward the fortunate students, she also builds animosity toward her family because the family continues to deny her importance in the family by leaving her eggless. After suffering through her unrequited love for her family, Adeline’s hope for a united family slowly wears away. While the Yen family dragged down Adeline’s efforts and dreams to create peace within the family, Rex dragged Jeannette’s efforts down. Since Rex was an unstable man who would do anything to gain his children’s respect and support, he tells Jeannette that “I’ll die trying” to quit his drinking problem to
Have you ever driven by someone’s house and wondered who the person was or what they believed? In the book of “The Witch of Blackbird Pond” a thoughtful, sixteen-year-old girl named Katherine Tyler (Kit for short) moves in with her loving aunt and selfish uncle, because her grandpa, who she was staying with, passed away! Living with her aunt and uncle was a much different experience then she had ever had before. She meets Hannah Tupper, who was a Quaker. Some people called Hannah a “witch”.
Johnson refuses to give the quilts to Wangero, one wonders if it was because she hated her daughter over the rejection of the family heritage, because she had found success, or if her daughter was an unlikeable character from the start. Was there a jealousy that her older daughter had found success and confidence when she would never know any, was she jealous of the confidence her daughter displayed by saying she did not have to live under the old ways anymore, or was she favoring Maggie over Wangero, since Maggie was flawed like herself? No matter whether one sides with Mrs. Johnson and Maggie on the value of the quilts, or with Wangero, the obvious schism is clear. Where one party values them because of the family connection, the other rejects that connection because it was born out of oppression and
‘Because—he—is¬—trash, that’s why you can’t play with him. I’ll not have you around him, picking up his habits and learning Lord-knows-wat.’”(301). Aunt Alexandra hasn’t even met Walter Cunningham yet but is already judging him. She knows that he is a lower “social class” than the Finches and thinks that Walter will be a bad influence on Scout so she forbids Scout from playing with him. Finally, the town of Maycomb is set up into a cast system.