The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

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How does Kit change from the beginning to the end of the story in The Witch of Blackbird Pond?

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Kit goes through an amazing amount of transformation over the course of The Witch of Blackbird Pond. When readers are first introduced to Kit, she is a bit self-centered and entitled. Neither of those traits are very endearing, but those traits make sense because Kit has been living an aristocratic life in Barbados. Her every need is taken care of by either servants or money. When she comes to Wethersfield, Kit simply does not fit in. Her fancy dresses, lack of religious knowledge, and clear lack of experience with hard work make Kit a classic fish out of water.

Fortunately, Kit is a determined young woman. She is not at any point someone who wallows in their situation. While Kit might not know exactly how to do all of the chores and has no experience with them, she isn't afraid of trying. As she gets to know the community, Kit matures into a character that is willing to look past her own needs to the needs of others. It's why she is so willing to help out when everybody starts getting...

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