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The Witch of Blackbird Pond Summary
Elizabeth George Speare

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond Summary


In The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Speare creates strong and memorable fictional characters who interact with actual historical personages. The result is a vivid portrait of life in Puritan New England. Kit Tyler, a rebellious orphan who has grown up in Barbados, moves to Connecticut and is soon exposed to the restrictive rules of Puritan society. In her new home, she frequently finds herself in conflict with her Uncle Matthew. These domestic confrontations point up some of her conflicts with Puritan society at large, for Kit is temperamentally unsuited to following other people's rules. To survive she must curb her impulsiveness, and when she cannot she suffers "helpless rage." Kit's difficulties in adjusting to her new surround ings culminate in her being tried on the principal scene of the action, is several charge of witchcraft.miles south of Hartford, Connecticut, near the banks of the Connecticut River. Historically, this...

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