Re: Captivity Narratives

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Posted by Marcia on November 12, 1997 at 16:55:58:

In Reply to: Captivity Narratives posted by Victoria on November 12, 1997 at 15:52:14:

Victoria wrote:
: One of the reasons I find LOTM fascinating is because of my interest in captivity narratives.... I have 2 captives in my family and reading these narratives has helped me place their experiences as well as make some speculations about Alice's prospects if she'd gone with Magua.

: What do you think Alice's experiences would have been if she hadn't jumped?

Wow, Victoria! What an interesting post! As to Alice...I would think it possible that she would have been taken as a wife, had she managed to snap out of her near-catatonic state & survive. She was certainly pliable, docile and young enough to be trained by her captors, though maybe not physically strong enough to become a slave. But I still can't imagine her actually surviving. She just seemed too far gone to me.


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