The Captivity Narrative Mary Rowlandson
Desperate situations call for desperate dictions
Strong woman of God, faced with life or death experience is forced to adapt to a different life style in order to survive while building her faith in the Lord. Mary Rowlandson is definitely a dynamic character, and we see that from the start of her captivity. Even though Mary Rowlandson adapts to some changes she does not let go of her faith, but continues to trust God in the hardest of times, and learns to understand these different people. Mary Rowlandson starts to see these “ravenous Bears” as people too, and sees that even for them God provides. “ I have often before this said, that if the Indians should come, I should chuse rather to be killed by them, then taken alive: but when it came to the trial my mind changed: their glittering Weapons so daunted my Spirit, that I chose rather to go along…” Mary Rowlandson admits her terrifying fear from the beginning and states that due to that fear she went along and followed their directions. But what’s really amazing is that she already new due to her faith that she would survive and decided that she would rather go through with this and tell everyone else her experience. We see this on page 100 Mary Rowlandson states: “ I may the better declare what happened to me during that grievous Captivity…” Mary Rowlandson’s faith plays a crucial part in her survival, and the ability to see all the blessings that God sends her is the biggest thing that keeps her motivated. For example on page 105 “ I cannot but take notice of the wonderful mercy of God to me in those afflictions, in sending me a bible” as Mary took the bible she instantly new what she wanted to read, and in times like hers choosing to read a bible shows how dedicated to the Lord she is. But the biggest things that show her being a dynamic character would be her appetite. By the fifth Remove, Mary Rowlandson got hungry, and on page 108 Mary states “ The first week...
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