Standing In The Light

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Standing In The Light


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.

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