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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    In Elizabeth George Speare's award-winning young reader's novel The Witch of Blackbird Pond, prior to the moment the mob decides to storm Hannah's house, a great deal happened to upset the colony...

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    Judith is a practical girl. She is attractive and could probably marry any man that she wants to marry. Originally, Judith did have her eyes/heart set on William Ashby, but Kit's presence ruined...

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    Throughout the first three chapters of Elizabeth George Speare's award-winning young reader's novel The Witch of Blackbird Pond, protagonist Kit Tyler has proven herself to be a nonconformist and a...

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    Rachel Wood lives in Wethersfield, in the colony of Connecticut. This book takes place during colonial times. Wethersfield is basically a stop along the river in the colony of Connecticut. It...

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    Kit considers marrying William so she can fit in, because he is rich. William Ashby was originally interested in Judith, Kit’s cousin. However, when Kit comes to town he seems to become...

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    Kit Tyler is met with suspicion as soon as she arrives in Connecticut in the later 1600s at the age of sixteen. Kit Tyler has been forced into exile from her home that she loves, Barbados, to join...

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    I think your question is referring to a plot analysis. As in what is the main conflict and how is it resolved? The main conflict starts right from the beginning of the book. Kit has not been...

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    In Elizabeth George Speare's The Witch of Blackbird Pond, while prayer is certainly mentioned several times throughout the book, there are no official prayer meetings. There are also no moments...

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    The broad overall charge brought against Kit in chapter 19 of The Witch of Blackbird Pond is witchcraft and consorting with the devil. "Katherine Tyler, thou art here accused that not having the...

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    The section that you are talking about is in chapter 8. It covers a few pages, so giving an exact page is not possible, plus I do not know which edition you are reading. Definitely examine...

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    The evidence that Goodman Cruff produces at the trial is a copy book. It is the book that Kit has been using to teach Prudence to write with and in. The evidence in the book is that Prudence's...

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    Kit's uncle, Matthew Wood, is a devoutly religious man and very hardworking. He is a stern provider. Matthew Wood is the kind of guy who says something once and expects people to listen and obey....

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    In Elizabeth George Speare’s The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Hannah Tupper is an old, kind-hearted widow, who is outlawed by the Puritan society. She lives alone in a small house located near the...

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    Hannah Tupper is a Quaker woman who lives near Blackbird Pond and accused of being a witch. Hannah lives an isolated life because most of the Puritans do not approve of Quakers. They shun her, and...

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    In the book 'The Witch of Blackbird Pond' Reverend Bulkeley is critical of the Puritans as he believes they are 'mistaken' or worse (potential traitors) because they have abandoned their 'loyalty'...

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    In Chapter 5, when Kit first attends Sunday service with her uncle's family, after the service, she finds that the men, such as the pastor and the deacons, greet her warmly, but their wives look at...

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    The red ear of corn mentioned Chapter 13 signifies a colonial tradition. As described in Chapter 13, just like they had barn raisings and house raisings in which they turned difficult labor into a...

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    We actually see a very interesting and significant passage right at the beginning of Chapter 5. Here, the Elizabeth George Speare describes Kit as owning the elegant, expensive clothing that would...

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    Kit's aunt and uncle were not waiting for Kit at the docks when the ship, The Dolphin, arrived at dawn because Kit never actually wrote her aunt and uncle to say she was coming. Kit had lost both...

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    The charter is hidden during a meeting by a group of colonists including William Ashby. A charter is a contract, similar to a constitution. The charter is very important to the colonists. It...

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    Nat tells Kit that a person is loyal to the country he or she was born in because he does not feel loyal to the King of England. Although the book takes place before the revolutionary war, there...

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    Describing words allow readers to create a mental image of what the author is describing. These mental images help the reader to connect on a deeper scale with the characters. As for Kit, the...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    The character Katherine Tyler, who is also known as 'Kit,' sails to the Connecticut colony from Barbados in the West Indies after her grandfather passes away. Her original home does have...

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    In chapter 9, Kit and Mercy are teaching elementary school children to read at the dame school. Mercy is patient, but Kit is not. She gets frustrated and decides to make up lessons using the...

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    In these chapters, Kit gets an education about the ways of Wethersfield. The most significant event from these chapters is that Kit goes to visit Hannah, because she tells John Hollbrook about it...

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    We can tell right away that Katherine is not going to fair well in her new home. She is clearly very different from those she will be living with. Even on the boat, Katherine causes something of...

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    The Witch of Blackbird Pond has definite historical context. Elizabeth George Speare's account of colonial life in New England gives readers insight and clarity into everyday living during this...

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    The previous answer gives you a number of possible definitions of a charter, but does not tell you which one applies in this book. In this book, the charter that the colonists have is like a...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Of course, there is no actual "witch" in this story, which deals more with the ignorance, prejudice and bitterness of characters who are happy to point the finger of witchery against those who are...

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    The reference to this question can be found in Chapter Four. We are not actually given the name of the elderly man that offered to marry Kit back in Barbados. We are merely told the following...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Debra, I think I can help answer your question. Deciding which character and trait would be easiest to write about really depends on how you responded to this work as a reader. Start by thinking...

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