John is surprised that Kit can read. What does this tell you about many women of her time in Connecticut? How did she learn?
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At the time in history, it was not considered important for girls to read or to attend school. At a young age, girls were kept at home to watch younger sibling, learn how to cook, bake, help their mothers by doing household chores. They were taught to take care of a household and a husband and it was felt they didn't need to learn anything else.
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