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Mary has no reason to like the native americans. The arrive at her home on at sunrise and immediately start killing people and burning down homes. People where begging for their lives, and offering money to the native americans. They where still slaughtered. Mary is taken captive without being harmed. Yet she describes the native americans as pagans and merciless heathens. Mary compares the dancing of the indians to a sight of hell. She sees them as terrible and immoral. The Indians, or “Others”, who are not Christian, and practice their own spiritual customs, are viewed as barbaric and abnormal to Rowlandson.

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