Summary Of The Captivity And Restoration Of Mary Rowlandson

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Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson Mary Rowlandson, in the Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, attempts to simulate her time spent captive by the Indians and explains in detail the events she witnessed. Mary was forced out of her normal Christian community in Lancaster on February 10th 1675 and was held captive for eleven weeks. Throughout the eleven weeks Mary experiences signs of depression, suicide, loneliness, starvation, anger, and even showing signs of losing her strong faith in GOD but in the end manages to overcome adversity by realizing the Indians were not as bad as they initially seemed. After a week of being captured Mary’s youngest daughter died in her arms due…show more content…
She went from living in her nice community home to surviving in the woods and sleeping in a wigwam. You can really lose sight of who you are when your surroundings change quickly and drastically. These “savages” as she referred to them as made her life a living hell. Mary considered the world beautiful in the past because she was an at home wife that didn’t have to live under any difficult conditions. This was her first time actually being held without food for several days. Mary complained with a very stressed out and helpless tone that “there being not the least crumb of refreshing that came within either of our mouths from Wednesday night to Saturday night, except only a little cold water.” It is all about becoming adapted to your surrounding and making sacrifices. She had to get use to not eating what she wanted and to not eating when she wanted. This really took her out of her comfort zone. She thought low of Indians so it was only natural of her to hate these kind of eating habits. “The first week of my being among them I hardly ate anything; the second week I found my stomach grow very faint for want of something; and yet it was very hard to get down their filthy trash; but the third week, though I could think how formerly my stomach would turn against this or that, and I could starve and die before I could eat such things, yet they were sweet and savory to my taste.” The use of food allows the readers to understand that despite the quality of food given it is still a blessing to have something to
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