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Personally I would characterize the roles of women in the seventeenth century New England based on Rowlandsons narrative as sub servant to men Men in this society were the head of their households pillars in the community and leaders in the church There were a few women for example Anne Hutchinson who tried to speak out publicly The fact that that she was a women declaring her spiritual authority in a public setting made her even more dangerous in the eyes of Massachusetts authorities Therefore she and her closest adherents were banished from the colony with most including Hutchinson herself moving to the more tolerant Rhode Island Pg 9 This is an excellent example that New England women knew their role and violation of their role was not tolerated In the seventeenth century womens primary existence was to serve their husbands and take care of the children and homes In todays society that might sound like slavery of some sort but this was the way of life for the women of New England Their skills consisted of cooking cleaning sewing and taking care of the children They were responsible for making clothes for the entire family cooking breakfast lunch and dinner and taking care of the children and cleaning Women also expressed their devotion in church Women of that time seemed to be extremely educated in the subject of the church and their religion The book notes her as a Puritan saint who seemed to find divine providence in the grueling situations Throughout her ordeal she uses quotes and scriptures to help her cling on to hope and to somehow stay alive through her deadly situation In the beginning she would walk along wounded and carrying her sick and dying child The Lord upheld me with his gracious and merciful Spirit and we both alive to see the light of the next morning Pg 73 These are words from a woman of strength courage and
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