Anger turns to pride in Goodman Cruff as he beams at his daughter and tells his wife to shut up. Characters[ edit ] Katherine Tyler: Kit knows Mercy and John would be perfect together. He drops the charges and Kit goes home. IV Kit soon learns that her clothing and possessions do not fit into a Puritan Connecticut lifestyle.
XXI By April, two engagements are announced: Narrow-minded local woman who accuses Kit of being a witch.
He claims that Hannah is a heretic. However, she soon realizes that she is truly in love with Nat, and she waits for him to return.
Allusions to local geography[ edit ] Many places in the novel are actual locations in Old WethersfieldConnecticut. Kit decides to return to Barbados.
People think Hannah is a witch. She is required to attend church meeting services twice each Sunday, which she finds long and dull. A Quaker and outcast who is often rumored to Witch of blackbird pond a witch.
John Holbrook suddenly arrives and rushes to Mercy, his true love, instead of Judith. Her uncle says he is grateful that Kit was there to care for his daughters. XI Kit encounters little Prudence Cruff, the little girl from the ship. The ladies warn Kit to stay away from Hannah because she is a Quaker, banished from Massachusetts.
Goodwife Cruff causes an uproar but Prudence bravely stands up for Kit. The family finds out that the royal governor is expected to come to govern Connecticut.
V On the Sabbath day it is necessary for Kit to wear one of her fancy dresses because it was all she had. Kit risks her life to warn Hannah, and the two women escape to the river just as the Dolphin appears from the early morning mist. What incidents in their life had the most impact?
It is a rigid and tedious service. She visits Hannah and finds Nat there. Heartbroken, Kit flees to the meadows where she meets and befriends the kind, elderly Hannah Tupper, who was outlawed from the Massachusetts colony because she is a Quakerand does not attend Meeting.
Hannah refuses to leave without her cat, so Nat courageously dashes ashore, risking trouble with the town council for stepping foot in Wethersfield. Everything goes well until one day, bored with the normal lessons, Kit decides the children will act out a part from the Bible, the tale of the Good Samaritan.
Suddenly he is sadly betrothed to Judith. Aunt Rachel visits her during the night. Young Prudence Cruff drops her doll in the water and Kit impulsively dives in after it. Research the Puritan and Quaker religions as they were practiced in colonial times.
When she arrives in Wethersfield, Kit finds Wethersfield very different from Barbados. They say that Uncle Matthew will be furious if he finds out about the friendship.
However, she also does this because she is broke and alone and really has nowhere else to go. He wants Kit to come, also, but she is worried about her sick cousins and returns home. It is the tale of a young girl in who moves to the Connecticut Colony and is accused of being a witch.
In another development that seems positive at first, Kit is selected to help her cousin Mercy teach the younger children of the community during a brief summer school session.
There is none of the luxury to which she was accustomed, and even the weather is miserably cold. Though surprised and shocked, her aunt gives her a warm welcome.
On the slow trip upriver, Kit befriends John Holbrook, another passenger coming to Wethersfield to study with Reverend Gershom Bulkeley.The Witch of Blackbird Pond is a novel about the dangers of intolerance, bigotry, and excluding people from society.
The residents of Wethersfield, CT, mistreat Hannah because she is of a different faith. The Witch of Blackbird Pond This unit was created by the Louisiana Department of Education in partnership with LearnZillion. It includes approximately 43 days of instructional materials including classroom-ready materials, assessments, graphic organizers, and texts.
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We promise. The Witch of Blackbird Pond. Elizabeth George Speare Theme: Personal Choices Grades: Grades Summary: Speare's second novel, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, is a romantic, historical tale about a young girl's rebellion against bigotry and her Puritan surroundings.
Kit is a free-spirited sixteen-year-old colonial girl from Barbados who.
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