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Mary Rowlandson's
Original title Mary Rowlandson's "The Captive"
Author Mary Rowlandson
Genre Nonfiction
Language English
Characters Mary Rowlandson, Joseph Rowlandson, Sarah Rowlandson, William Rowlandson, The Wampanoag Indians
Published 1682
ISBN 978-1-4209-5607-0
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In 1676, Mary Rowlandson was captured by Wampanoag Indians during King Philip’s War. She spent 11 weeks as a captive, during which time she was subjected to physical and emotional hardships. However, she also gained a new understanding of the Wampanoag people and their way of life. After her release, she wrote a book about her experience, which was published in 1682. The Captive is an important first-hand account of life among the Wampanoag Indians during a time of great conflict.

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How Mary Rowlandsons Puritan Beliif Influenced Her Narrative of Her Captivity?
...Job never does though saying to his wife, “Shall we only except the good things from God and not the Bad?” Mary’s perseverance eventually leads to her release and she is reunited with most of her family. Her Puritan belief kept her mentally and...