Be True To Yourself
The Amish and Englisha worlds collide within the novel creating a palpable tension. Susanna, on her rumspringa is torn between her Amish upbringing and the pull of the Englisha world. “A woman’s place is in the home, and not out in the Englisha worlde.” Jerry Eicher shows how these totally opposite cultures can cause conflict and distress within the family. “I’m trying to make peace with my heritage.” It is hard to be true to yourself and to obey your parents who love you.