Mary Rowlandson Captivity Summary

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1. The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson has a heavy tone of desolation and despair. Mary as a mother is ripped from her husband and children while witnessing the Native Americans kill and attack everyone she has ever loved. Mary is forced as a captive to March alongside them as they travel for days at a time without food and water while she carries her sick and dying child. However on February 16, 1675 her nightmare becomes worse as her youngest child dies in her arms. “Thus nine days I sat upon my knees, with my babe in my lap, till my flesh was raw again; my child being even ready to depart this sorrowful world.” Mary faced insufferable conditions often freezing and alone. One day pity is taken upon her and

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