In chapters 15 to 21 of The Witch of Blackbird Pond, has Kit changed from how she was at the beginning of the book?

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In these chapters, Kit comes to an honest, mature knowledge of who she is, and finds the courage to act accordingly. 

She realizes that, unlike Mercy, she can appreciate neither the pristine New England winters nor the exacting ways of the Puritans.  Although she remains dutiful in caring for her cousins during their illnesses, she...

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In these chapters, Kit comes to an honest, mature knowledge of who she is, and finds the courage to act accordingly. 

She realizes that, unlike Mercy, she can appreciate neither the pristine New England winters nor the exacting ways of the Puritans.  Although she remains dutiful in caring for her cousins during their illnesses, she dares to help Hannah escape from the mob, even knowing the risks.  She breaks off her courtship with William, acknowledging that they are too much unalike, even though marrying him would allow her to leave her uncle's house. Kit, with Nat, remains respectful of her uncle and his family - they will properly ask him for permission to marry - but has learned to listen to the longings of her own heart as well.  She no longer is trying to remake herself to fit into the Puritan society.

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