Essay/Term paper: Standing in the light
Essay, term paper, research paper: Cliff Notes
1. The theme of this book was in search of ones self. I chose this theme
because Catharine was in search of her self throughout the whole story. Her
and her brother were taken captive by the Lenape Indian tribe and she had to
search to find her self throughout her time in captivity. In the beginning
when she was captured, it was awkward and confusing. This was because she
was a Quaker and she didn"t know if she was now an Indian or still a Quaker,
because the Lenape weren"t going to return her to her family. She had to
search her own self, and eventually she became used to the way of Indian
life. She never forgot her family, but she had come to love her new family.
She had also become accustomed to her new way of life. After about a year of
living with the Lenape, white men came and took Catharine and her brother
away. This really made her confused because she had just found herself with
the Lenape and now she has to find herself with her own family again. She
never quite found herself with her people, but she would always know where
she truly belonged.
2 The main character of this book was Catharine. She was strong-willed and
adjusting. She was strong-willed when she had the strength to adjust to her
new ways of life. She was pulled from her old life, to her new life, back to
her old life. It was very difficult for her because both the Quakers and the
Lenape were two very different cultures. She found herself having mixed
feelings and a lot of confusion, but she had the will to deal with it.
Catharine was also adjusting. She was adjusting when she had to adjust
to life with the Lenape. She had to learn new ways of life; she had to learn
how to survive off the land. She also made her own clothes and gathered
food. She also had to adjust to new customs. The Lenape religion and the
Quaker religion are very distinct from eachother. Catharine adjusted to the
Lenape religion very well.
3. The Author wrote this book for a couple of reasons. First, she wrote it
for entertainment. A lot of people like to read books about the past. Also,
I have never read a book about Indians capturing a girl and her brother.
They captured them because two members of the tribe lost their children
because the white men had killed them. It was a different book and people
like to read books like it.
The author also wrote this book because she wanted to inform the readers
about how the white men treated the Indians. They killed their people and
broke many treaties. Also, it was a back and forth battle. The white men
killed their people and so did the Indians. In this case the Lenape took two
white children and raised them in place of their own murdered ones. The
author told the story through the perspective of Catharine. People like to
read books like this.
4. I absolutely enjoyed this book. I really liked the fact that it was
historical fiction, because that is my favorite. I also liked that Catharine
told the story through her own perspective. I could better understand her
situation. I learned a lot from this book. I learned a great deal about the
situation with the Indians and the white man. The fact that a girl my age
was telling the story gave me a unique gaze into the past. I actually saw
the story through Catharine"s eyes. I will defiantly read more books by this
author. She did the finest job interpreting the history in the story and I
look forward to reading more books by this author.
Other sample model essays:
"If you have an imagination, let it run free." -
Steven King, 1963 The King of Terror
Stephen Edwin King is one of today"s most
popular and best selling writers. King
Reading is extremely underrated in our country today. Those who do read know what I"m
saying. And I"m not talking about Dr. Seuss or Ann M. Martin. I mean REAL books! Books by
Dean Koontz, ...
Submission of Societies
"Oppression that cannot be overcome does not give rise to
revolt but to submission." This concept can be clearly seen in
both Brave New World and 1984, even...
Black Like Me
John Howard Griffin was a journalist and a specialist on race
issues. After publication, he became a leading advocate in the Civil
Rights Movement an...
Wendy Abram February 9, 2000 Book Report (about a
boy character) Title: Super-Duper Teddy Author: Johanna
Hurwitz Setting: The story takes place in Teddy"s
neighborhood, Teddy"s apartment, an...
"Imagine now a man who is deprived of everyone he loves, and at the same time of his house, his habits, his clothes, in short, of everything he possesses: he will be a hollow man, reduced to suff...
"Sweat" by Zora Neale Hurston is filled with symbolism ranging from images that are easily captured to things that require a little bit more insight. Religion has apparently played a major ...
The Scarlet Letter is a book of much symbolism. One of the most complex and misunderstood symbols in the book is Peal, the daughter of Hester Prynne. Pearl, throughout the story, developes into a dyna...
Tale of Two cities: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens is a story
written to promote awareness of the tragedies that occurred in France during the
French revolution. The two themes of the...
Taoist influence in The Good Earth: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck is
a story that takes place in the early twentieth
century in China. It is a novel about a man, Wang Lung, and some of the