The authors's attitude toward fate

The authors’s attitude toward fate

The text being used is A Narrative of Captivity and Restoration by Mary Rowlandson.

The prompt asks to discuss the authors attitude toward fate. How the author reconciles their own decisions and actions with things that are apparently beyond their control? And, is their stated attitude toward fate sincere or does it conceal some other, conflicting attitude within the text? No outside sources other than the text mentioned but it is required to use in text citations for this document. The text book being used is The Norton Anthology of American Literature, shorter eight edition vol. 1