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SUBJECT: Cultural Foundations III RESPONSE WRITING – ROWALNDSON One of the key elements in Rowlandson’s writing is the idea that change is constant. While reading the “Removes”, I found that ever since her journey as a captive began, there was constant change occurring around her in terms of environment, in her as a prisoner and within her as a person. As I gradually moved from the third remove to the twelfth and thirteenth, I could sense a stark contrast in her previous and current ideas, reactions and responses. However, her piety and steadfast belief in God never seemed to waver. In the Third Remove, Rowlandson’s youngest daughter who has been held captive with her is gravely ill and about to die. Despite of this obvious encroaching tragedy, it is slightly surprising and even moving, how Rowlandson manages to hold herself together, repeatedly looking to God for guidance and comfort for instance when she says, “Then I took Oaken leaves and laid to my side, and with the blessing
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2012 for the course CULTURAL F 0103 taught by Professor Packard during the Spring '11 term at NYU.

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