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In the Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mary Rowlandson we see the trials and tribulations that Rowlandson encounters as the Indians take her and her family captive during an invasion of her home During her captivity Mary Rowlandson turns to the Lord and scripture as her guidance and strength for her will to live As Mary is faced daily with a new set of challenges we see her regularly ask the lord for guidance on how to continue her life as she is abused by the Indians The lord consistently tests her faith as she is faced with many dilemmas during her travels with the Indians Her first test is the loss of her son after seeing him suffer for nine long days from wounds received from the Indians during the original battle in their home She nurses him and takes care of him but still seeks comfort in the lord and his scripture as she slowly watches her son slip away and succumb to death She begs the lord to reunite her with her husband who had been captured and taken to another wigwam location but over and over again the Indians prevented this from occurring she again turns toward the lord for comfort and guidance Finally she turns to the lord for his graciousness as she fights for her own survival from her wounds and from suffering from the abuse and hunger that her master plagued her with Although Mary encountered so many rough times from the Indians there were some that she got to know well and become somewhat friendly with These certain Indians provided her with nourishment to keep her going when she was at her worst She again turns to the lord and thanks him for bringing these particular Indians and their graciousness to her when she so desperately needed it One would think that their devout faith would start to decay during such a struggle as
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