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The Female America
Name
Institutional Affiliation
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The Female America
"The Female America" is a narrative by Unca Eliza Winkfield. The narrator and the
author of this account is a daughter of an English colonist and a Native princess. In the story,
a domestic rivalry tears the young family apart. A jealous aunt has Unca’s mother killed in
the hopes of assuming her place in Mr. Winkfiled’s affection. Unica is sent to relatives in
England where she receives a thorough formal education and rigorous religious education.
While heading to from Virginia to England, Eliza deposited a wicked ship’s captain on an
uninhabited island, where she shifts with the help of a survival guide penned and thoughtfully
left behind for future castaways by an old hermit. Soon, she discovers that her island is
visited by neighboring island, and through several ventriloquist's ruses, she manages to
convert the heathens to Christianity. The author ends her narrative with reconstitution of the
family unit and confirmation of maternal ideal.
Page 118 is particularly interesting because Winkfield is discouraged by her
reflections. Initially, the author is not sure about the usefulness of her thoughts, she is
intimidated by religious authorities, and questions the knowledge gained through observing
the natural world. However, later on, as she states, "As soon as I was a little composed, I had
recourse to my usual consolation, prayer; and now my mind was calm, I could view the
difficulties before me without terror, and distinguish between positive and real dangers. I
concluded to trust providence… (Winkfield 118).” In this passage, the author manages to
calm her mind and observes the evils that unfold before her own eyes. The passage reflects
on a unique moment when Winkfield is genuinely horrified by the events and her
intimidations.
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References
Winkfield, U. E. (2014). The Female American-: Or, The Adventures of Unca Eliza
Winkfield. Broadview Press.

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Running head: THE FEMALE AMERICA 1 The Female America Name Institutional Affiliation THE FEMALE AMERICA 2 The Female America "The Female America" is a narrative by Unca Eliza Winkfield. The narrator and the author of this account is a daughter of an English colonist and a Native princess. In the story, a domestic rivalry tears the young family apart. A jealous aunt has Unca’s mother killed in the hopes of assuming her place in Mr. Winkfiled’s affection. Unica is sent to relatives in England where she receives a thorough formal education and rigorous religious education. While heading to from Virginia to England, Eliza deposited a wicked ship’s captain on an uninhabited island, where she shifts with the help of a survival guide penned and thoughtfully left behind for future castaways by an old hermit. Soon, she discovers that her island is visited by neighboring island, and through several ventriloquist's ruses, she manages to convert the heathens to Christianity. The author ends her narrative with reconstitution of the family unit and confirmation of maternal ideal. Page 118 is particularly interesting because Winkfield is discouraged by her reflections. Initially, the author is not sure about the usefulness of her thoughts, she is intimidated by religious authorities, and questions the knowledge gained through observing the natural world. However, later on, as she states, "As soon as I was a little composed, I had recourse to my usual consolation, prayer; and now my mind was calm, I could view the difficulties before me without terror, and distinguish between positive and real dangers. I concluded to trust providence… (Winkfield 118).” In this passage, the author manages to calm her mind and observes the evils that unfold before her own eyes. The passage reflects on a unique moment when Winkfield is genuinely horrified by the events and her intimidations. THE FEMALE AMERICA 3 References Winkfield, U. E. (2014). The Female American-: Or, The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield. Broadview Press. Name: Description: ...
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