Mary Rowlandson's Captivity By The Native Indians

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Author Mary Rowlandson wrote a narrative describing her captivity by the native Indians during 1670s. Her book then published in 1774. She organized her thoughts by grouping them into various “removes” which was her displacements with the Indians. The overall structure flows chronologically from the first remove to the twentieth one. Before she jumpstarted to the first remove, she gave a brief introduction of how it began. Upon close reading her texts, I will divide the analysis into four main components namely the structure, context, content, and the abstraction. The structure of this text as mentioned earlier is followed the chronological order from the first day of the captivity to the last remove. The author acts as a narrative describing…show more content…
In other words, what drives her to write her experience was. In each remove, she wrote down what the Indians did to her followed by her belief in her religion. I believe that what happened to her was one of the worst things she had ever confronted. She lost everything such as her wealth, her husband, and her children. The fact that she could calm herself down and tried to make sense of those lost is to use her belief in God. Her work is not about how God tortured her by putting her and her family in those circumstances, but to show us how he saved her from various possible deaths. In the second remove page 135, she describes how she almost died by travelling with extreme difficulty. However, she could managed it by the glory of God. She wrote “….I must sit all this cold winter night upon the cold snowy ground, with my sick child in my arms, looking that every hour would be the last of its life; having no Christian friend near me, either to comfort or help me. Oh, I may see the wonderful power of God that my Spirit did not utterly sink under my affliction: still the lord upheld me with His gracious and merciful spirit, and we were both alive to see the light of the next morning” (Rowlandson,

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