The Narative of Captivity Mary Rolandson

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History records the time during the King Phillip’s war as one of the most

important times of English-Indian era. It was the time when much bloodshed was spilled

and captives were captured on and off the field. The Native Americans held many

Englishman, woman and children as captives where Mary Rowlandson, wife of the local

minister and her three children, was one of them. She was one of the captive survivors

who was snatched from the prosperity and thrown into wilderness. And there starts the

tale of her survival. The Narrative of the captivity of Mary Rowlandson is one of the

most famous captivity recorded on the literature genre of all times. This is an undeniably

famous and well-crafted autobiography written by Rowlandson on her eleven weeks of

captivity where she gives us the clear and detailed description of the days she spent with

Native Americans. These eleven weeks put her test to physical and spiritual boundaries

and most of all, faith in lord. She shows the faith and power of lord provided to her to

overcome each and every sufferings pain and the will power to move on, no matter what.

As the Narrative states, Rowlandson is vividly shown as a strict follower of God

and a believer in faith. It is the God, who built faith in her for her survival. Lord has been

a wheelchair to her broken life to make her go on in the quest of finding her home, her

loved ones and as a whole her life. She had been dragged from her normal life to misery

to which she doesn’t complain god but thinks as an act of him that might be cruel now

but fruitful later. She has arisen the faithfulness of god in entire autobiography, in

different removal and on different difficulties. From the time of captivity, she amends

God to protect her and which doesn’t go as plan but still she has faith in lord as she thinks…...

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