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Many Puritans dealt with serious hardships during the first years in the New World while other Puritans didnt undergo as many obstacles In the journal A Narrative of Her Captivity Marry Rowlandson wrote about her tragic enslavement in the New World In contrast to Rowlandsons tragedy Sarah Knight explains what she thought was a serious expedition from Boston to New York in her entry in The Journal of Madam Knight Few similarities are shared between Rowlandsons narrative of her captivity and Knights journal of her stimulating journey Food was a major distress that Rowlandson and Knight didnt have a great deal in common about When it came to food Rowlandson savored anything she could get her hands on Though I could think how formerly my stomach would turn against this or that and I could starve and die before I could eat such things yet they were sweet and savory to my tastep28 Rowlandson scarcely obtained much food but when she did she got rations including raw bear and horse meat Knight on the other hand would often not eat a meal if she didnt like the taste of it but in Rowlandsons eyes the meal wouldve been a banquet Knight would also criticize the food she was given but my stomach was soon cloyed and what cabbage I swallowed served me for a cud the hole day after she exclaimed Food rations was one of the major differences Rowlandson and Knight experienced but they also practiced their faith in the same dissimilar ways p32 Both women were Puritans but practiced their beliefs in different ways Mary Rowlandson was a superior Puritan who prayed and believed that God would get her through all her rough times God was with me in a wonderful manner carrying me along and bearing my spirit that it did not quite fail she said p24 Whenever Rowlandson needed aid and reassurance she looked up to the Lord Knight was
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