|Plot Summary of The Ransom of Mercy Carter|
|"Mercy Carter is a young girl living in the English colony of Deerfield, Massachusetts. One dark, cold winter night, her life changes forever. Indians attack the settlement, kill many people, and take the rest captive. Mercy is seperated from what is left of her family and taken to live in an Indian village where she is adopted into the tribe. As the years go by, Mercy must struggle with her identity and what culture she belongs in, the one she was born into or the one that took her captive yet treated her well."
Rebecca Herman, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Ransom of Mercy Carter|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 18th century
- vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
- American Indian
Coping with loss of loved one(s)
- a kid
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- long-lived adults
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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