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InThe Witch of Blackbird Pond Kit Tyler orphan who has grown up in Barbados moves to Connecticut and is soon exposed to the rules of Puritan society In her new home she frequently finds herself in conflict with her Uncle Matthew Kit is temperamentally unsuited to following other peoples rules Kits difficulties in adjusting to her new surroundings culminate in her being tried on the charge of witchcraft Later in ending of the book Kit was proven innocentOne of the themes of the book is identity In the beginning ofthe bookKit is very sure that she is the granddaughter of Sir Francis Tyler Kit is usually not doing muchwork atall Kit u having her own slave She loves reading for pleasure and dress very well Once Kit arrives to the house of the Wood family which is located Connecticut Colony Later she realizes that these things that once defined her her social class her books her grandfather are no longer a part of her life Kit Tyler must decide who she is now Who is shereally inside after she came to ConnecticutAnother one of the themes of the story is education Inthe book education can showed different things to different people For Kit its reading Shakespeare in her grandfathers library For John its burning the midnight oil over a dusty volume of Latin For Prudence it is able to learn alphabet under a willow tree with Kit by her side Whatever type of education is used in the story what we learn in this novel is how truly education Kit takes Prudence under her wing in an effort to educate her It is Prudences newly-learned reading and writing skills that will in the end clear Kits name and save her lifeAnother important theme is justice in the book The judgment of the Wethersfield citizens madeKit put on trial accused of being a witch because she was helping a witch At first just accused her of
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