Puritan Faith In Slavery By Mary Rowlandson

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In reading the narrative written by Mary Rowlandson, it details her time in captivity during the Metacom 's War. During the reading, Mary often talks about her Puritan faith; and how it gets her through the horrific ordeal she endured, how she felt about the Indians, and what type of person Mary becomes in after she has returned home. In the end, Mary returns to her native land and we determine if she is a changed person or would she be considered a white English Christian. In the beginning, Mary discusses her attackers and how they invade her town killing anyone who resists. Mary refers to the Indians as “a company of hell-hounds, roaring, singing, ranting, and insulting!” (Rowlandson, 1997). Mary believes that her faith and prayers to …show more content…
Based how the events are told, it is hard to tell if she had bitterness to her captors and the entire experience. Even as Mary goes through the loss of losing her 6 year old child, she does not stop or lose her faith in the God. Watching other get killed for being disobedient does not make Mary change who she is as a person. Mary tries to let the other people she encounter actually conform to her ways and see the faith that she has in God. Mary looks at the Indians as those who do not speak the truth and compares them to Satan. But she does not let the Christians fool her either and compares them to “foul looks of those …show more content…
The Spanish believed in their own God, they were superior over the other native and cultures. Christopher Columbus felt this way about the Indians when he came to the land trying to take what was there’s from the beginning. For example, when the mistress lost her unborn child, Mary does not show any empathy toward her at all. Mary makes a remark “could not much condole”. I believe in this instance, Mary conformed to the society she was in and not known as the good

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