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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Captain Eaton made his living by being a sailor and an officer aboard the ship the Dolphin. More specifically, Captain Eaton is the captain of the ship. The Dolphin is a trading vessel, and the...

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    Kit was surprised and disappointed when she arrived in Connecticut, and eventually in Wethersfield. Kit had expected established towns, with solidly built buildings and paved streets. Instead,...

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    Kit admitted that she had not told her family she was coming. When Kit’s grandfather died, she had almost no family left. The only family was an aunt in Wethersfield, Connecticut that she had...

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    The reader learns about the fate of Kit's parents during a conversation she has with John Holbrook in the second chapter of The Witch of Blackbird Pond. Holbrook asks Kit about her parents, and...

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    A lack of wind and breeze caused Kit's ship, the Dolphin, to move along the river at a very slow pace. The journey took nine days in all as the boat sailed on "the forty-three mile voyage." After...

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    Kit grows up significantly throughout the book, learning to survive in a different culture. Kit Tyler goes from being a sheltered rich girl to a generally successful Puritan over the course of the...

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    After a long journey aboard the ship the Dolphin, Kit requested that she be allowed to ride on the longboat to go ashore to the town of Saybrook. She was eager to set foot on dry land, if only for...

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    Goodwife Cruff was shocked that Kit jumped in the water and did not drown. The detail to remember is that Goodwife Cruff did not approve of Kit’s actions. Kit jumped into the water after...

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    William is speechless when he first sees Kit. William is a simple man, and he is a man of few words. Most Puritans live simple lives and value family. William is looking for a way to build a...

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    Nat and his friends light jack-o-lanterns in William’s house. Nat has a thing for Kit, but she is not really aware of it. She is considering marrying William Ashby because he is wealthy and...

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    In Chapter 16, Hannah warns Kit that, without love, she will discover that marrying William will prove a fruitless escape from her uncle's house. Hannah is implying that Kit will not have improved...

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    The plotline between Kit and Nat is one of those classic love stories when the characters initially don't like each other, but later grow fond and eventually marry. Kit first meets Nathaniel Eaton...

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    The constable feels badly for Kit. He brings her supper and a heavy quilt to keep her warm. We can tell that he feels uneasy about Kit staying in his shed overnight. He tries, unsuccessfully, to...

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    Kit Tyler's relationship to William Ashby is a complex one that initially operates around the social and socioeconomic customs of the time. Before we dive into this relationship, it's important to...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    In Chapter 1, Kit describes Barbados nostalgically. She misses the "shimmering green and white that fringed the turquoise bay of Barbados." To her mind, the bleak shoreline of Saybrook pales in...

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    In The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare, Katherine Tyler, known as Kit, leaves Barbados in 1687 to live with her aunt in Puritan Connecticut. When her boat, the Dolphin, docks...

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    Mercy asks Kit to help her teach school. There is a big learning curve for Kit in Wethersfield. It takes her some time to learn the chores of the house and the customs of the people. She helps...

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    Nat and Kit's relationship has a somewhat rocky start. First, Nat is embarrassed and angered by Kit when she jumps into the water to save Prudence's doll. He splashes in after her but feels silly...

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    A simile is a figure of speech. Specifically it makes a comparison between two different items in order to highlight some similarity between the two items. The last piece of a simile is that the...

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    In Chapter 15, Governor Edmond Andros, the new royal governor, means to make the landowners pay for land they have already purchased. He also wants the landowners to apply for new land grants,...

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    William tells Kit that he has stayed away due to the illness in the house. In a modernized paraphrase, he basically tells Kit, "I'm sorry, but your family was sick and I didn't want to disturb you...

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    Most novels have many themes. The Witch of Blackbird Pond is no exception. You can find key themes by reading the novel. What are some ideas that are shown throughout the book when you read it?...

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    Kit's grandfather had hired an overseer named Bryant to manage the daily workings of his plantation in Barbados. At first, the overseer did not do most of the work on the plantation. Instead, Kit's...

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    Kit is the hot item in town. She's new to the Puritan community, and she is coming from the exotic location of Barbados. In addition to that, she doesn't have a wardrobe full of the "drab"...

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    On one April morning in 1687, Kit arrives in Saybrook Harbor aboard the Dolphin. She has sailed all the way from Barbados to Connecticut in order to live with her mother's sister. When the ship's...

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    The Witch of Blackbird Pond is a historical fiction novel told through the lens of prejudiced Colonial Puritan settlements in New England during the late 1600s. External conflict in the novel...

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    When William first sees Kit at Meeting, he is impressed and entranced by Kit. Kit is different from any of the girls in Wethersfield, and he is especially impressed by her manner of dress, as she...

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    The conflict lies in the fact that Kit sees Mercy, in an unguarded moment, looking at John Holbrook with love in her eyes as John reads the Bible to the Wood family on a Saturday evening. When she...

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    Kit lived in Barbados before moving to Wethersfield. After Kit’s mother and father died, she was raised by her grandfather in Barbados. Barbados was at the time a British colony in the...

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    Kit is initially unimpressed with America. She finds the towns of Saybrook and Wetherfield to be small and dreary. She had expected to see established and bustling towns, with large buildings made...

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    That quote is from chapter 6. Mercy is a great character. She is patient, kind, steadfast, loving, caring, etc. In a lot of ways, Mercy is the exact opposite of Kit. Kit tries hard, but she...

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    Kit does several shocking things throughout the novel. One particularly shocking event happens at the beginning of the story. Kit is on a small boat riding back from Saybrook to the ship. A...

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    There are several examples of compassion in The Witch of Blackbird Pond. Hannah Tupper (the "witch" in the story) comforts Kit when she is upset and feeds her cake. She invites Kit into her house...

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    There are three types of author's purpose. These three types are to entertain, inform, and persuade. Elizabeth George Speare's purpose in writing The Witch of Blackbird Pond was to entertain. While...

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    When Kit was teaching the dame school with Mercy, she began a routine of telling and reading stories to the children. One day she began to read the Biblical story of The Good Samaritan. Kit had...

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    Chapter 5: Kit dresses for church, much to the dismay of her uncle. Her dress is colorful and her bonnet has feathers. Her uncle finds her clothing extravagant. Kit sits through her first Sunday...

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    The term “whited sepulcher” is used when Matthew complains about having Reverend Bulkeley in his house. He gives the following rant: "He is a hypocrite and a whited sepulcher!" Matthew's fist...

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    Kit believes that she will find Nat and his shipmates in the stocks. When she learns about the jack-o-lanterns, Kit believes that she will find Nat in the stocks on the day of the public...

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    Chapter Six sees the Wood family having the Reverend Gershom Bulkely over to dinner. Kit muses that the family took the better part of four days to prepare the feast for the preacher. The...

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    When the reader is introduced to Kit, she is on the island of Barbados. She is from an aristocratic family. She's used to having servants and beautiful dresses and all of her needs met. She is...

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    The family could tell that Judith was in love because her mannerisms changed and she seemed happier. When Judith is in love with John Holbrook, the family is a little surprised at first. His...

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    Kit is excited when Mercy tells her that she has been recommended by Dr. Bulkeley to teach the young children in the dame school. Kit is recommended because she can read. Mercy has already been a...

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    Kit was uncomfortable when William Ashby came to call on her because she scarcely knew him. She had only seen him during Sunday Meeting, and she felt as if he were a stranger to her. When he came...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Uncle Matthew and Aunt Rachel take Kit to their weekly Sunday church Meeting. She is dressed in a silk floral patterned dress, which is brightly colored. She also wears a feathered bonnet on her...

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    Kit is conflicted in her feelings about snow. Her heart quickly flips from like to dislike and back again. When she first sees the snow outside dusting the landscape, she is excited by it and...

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    When Kit pictured her new home of Wethersfield, she expected to arrive in an established and civilized town. Instead, Kit finds clusters of shabby wooden houses and muddy streets. She sees a "row...

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    Dr. Gershom Bulkeley is a man with two titles. He is a doctor of medicine and a reverend for the church as well. He is incredibly well known across the area for his skills in the medical...

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    Kit grew up where slaves were a way of life, but she is repulsed by the thought of slave ships. Growing up in Barbados as a member of the upper class, Kit is used to having slaves around to care...

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    Judith resents the fact that Kit has fancy dresses. The relationship between Judith and Kit is a complex one. Early on, Judith is fascinated with Kit. Remember, Kit does not understand the ways...

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    There are many themes in The Witch of Blackbird Pond. There are themes of friendship, as Kit befriends outcast Hannah Tupper. Themes of loyalty are shown throughout the story, as Kit reveals...

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