The Puritain Influence

  • William Bradford's Grim Existence

    William Bradford's Grim Existence
    Had Bradford not began to worship with the Nonconformists, ignoring all danger involved in breaking the law, would the Puritain society have developed as successfully, or fallen as far, as it did in the true situation?
  • Mary Rowlandson's Captiviy

    Mary Rowlandson's Captiviy
    Why did Mary Rowlandson become eager to please her captors?
    She wanted to please them because, the longer she was with them, the more dependent on them and accustomed to them she became. She thought of them as her protectors, because they kept her alive, and they were moderately considerate to her, so she reciprocated as she thought she should.