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Kits Character Development

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In The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Elizabeth George Speare writes about how Kit changes throughout the course of the story. From the start of the story, Kit is materialistic, shallow, and prideful. In the middle, Kit shows signs of change by taking care of others. Last but not least, in the end she loves the people she is friends with and doesn’t care only about herself but for others as well.
In the beginning, Kit is being shallow and prideful. Kit’s superficiality and shallowness are seen in her admiration for William. This shows how Kit is being superficial because she only cares for what things and people look on the outside. When Kit first sees William, she likes him because he is nicely clothed, good looking, and rich. Kit wants to marry him for all the wrong reasons. She wants to marry him because he can afford really nice things and she wouldn’t have to life a finger around the house to help. William has the big, gracious house and the luxury of laziness to offer to Kit. Kit doesn’t want to wait until she knows more about William and hurries into making big decisions. William wants to marry Kit for the wrong reasons also. William thinks when he marries Kit she will become his trophy wife. He thinks his marriage with Kit will heighten his popularity points in the town. He doesn’t want Kit hang out with her friends, Hannah and Prudence, because it will lower his high image in town. William wants Kit to throw away her good friends like if the...
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