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Captivity Narratives - Freshman Essays

Captivity Narratives

In a complete essay, answer ONE of the following. I do NOT want a summary of the either narrative; instead, I want your critical thoughts. Please do not forget to answer the entire essay question (100 points). Your essay should be a minimum of one page in length, single-spaced, in 10 pt. Times Roman font.

Both captivity narratives were written by women. In your opinion, does that give a unique perspective towards the natives? Do not forget to explain your answer. Finally, which narrative did you prefer and why?

Mary Rowlandson and Mary Jemison had vastly different experiences among the natives. In your view, how did the narratives show the true nature of both the Native American culture and colonial British culture? Discuss your opinion.