Mary Rowlandson constantly quotes the Bible during her captivity narrative, as well as giving praise to God in helping her overcome trials. Since the captivity narrative was written after the captivity experience, it is not clear whether or not Mary was well versed in the Bible before the incident, though she probably was due to her husband being a Puritan Pastor. It becomes apparent that Mary was not the best or most devout Puritan before her experience with the Native Americans. Mary recounted, “I then remembered how careless I h...
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...also showed how poorly the colonists treated and thought of Native Americans. In conclusion, Mary Rowlandson’s captivity narrative is a great resource in exploring early American religion and conflict with Native Americans.
Derounian, Kathryn Z. "Puritan Orthodoxy and the "Survivor Syndrome" in Mary Rowlandson's Indian Captivity Narrative." Early American Literature. 22.1 (1987): 82-93. Web. 3 Apr. 2014.
Derounian, Kathryn Z. Woman's Indian Captivity Narratives. New York: Penguin Books, 1998. 12-51. Print.
Weckenmann , Christian . Mary Rowlandson’s captivity narrative – Applied Puritan ideology?. GRIN Publishing, 2007. 1-21. Web.
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