Please write a three to four page, double-spaced (with one inch margins) essay on one of the
following themes. Please use Times New Roman 12pt font, and do not include a separate title
page. Instead, simply include the following in the upper left hand corner of the first page: your
name, my name, the course number, and the date on separate lines, double-spacing between the
lines. Double-space again and center the
of your essay. Do not underline or italicize your
your pages. If you have any questions, or would like me to look at an early
draft of your essay, either stop by during office hours or email me by Tuesday, 10/16. Essays
must be submitted to Canvas by midnight on Thursday, 10/18. Please note that this is not the due
date listed on the syllabus. See the syllabus for the course policy on late papers.
1. How does Mary Rowlandson craft her experiences as an Indian captive to show that she is one
of God’s elect? More broadly, how does she portray the superiority of the Puritans over all other
social groups and lifeways?