The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Study Guide Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth George Speare
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On the Sabbath, the Wood family, with the exception of Mercy, goes to Prayer Meeting. Kit is expected to go with them, even though she doesn't want to. Everybody in the community is expected to go to the Meeting. Wethersfield is a Puritan community and has norms that have to be abided by all.

Matthew is further angered by the clothes Kit is wearing. He feels that she can not possibly go to the meeting in such scandalous clothes. Rachel comes to Kit's aid by telling him that the other members of the congregation will surely understand that Kit has not had time to acquire new and more modest clothing.

Kit finds the prayer service very long and boring. Religion has not played a big part in her upbringing. On leaving the church, Kit is appalled to discover that they will be returning for a further afternoon...

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