Mary Rowland’s life story goes to show the intolerance and genocide of America. It was not until her family was at stake that she realized the wrong in genocide. If that had not happened to her family would she have come to realize this? This shows how colonizers did not care about the mass murders they were doing or the territory they were invading until it became personal to them. This is basically a history of America, no one cares about the harm they cause until it comes back to them.
John Locke would not have agreed with the occurrences in Mary Rowland’s captivity narrative because he believed “all men may be held back from invading the rights of others and from harming one another, and so that the law of nature that aims at the peace and preservation of all mankind may be obeyed.”