By the end of the book Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson, how has Isabel’s sense of her identity changed? 

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By the end of the book, Isabel has become a proactive and confident girl who takes control of her life and her freedom.

At the end of the book.  Isabel is no longer somebody's slave (literally and figuratively).  Technically, that is how the book begins too.  When Miss Mary Finch died, she gave Isabel and Ruth their freedom.  Unfortunately, Mr. Robert Finch does not honor that agreement, and he quickly sells Isabel and Ruth to the Locktons.  

The Locktons are incredibly harsh slave owners.  They mistreat both Isabel and Ruth.  Isabel is practically worked into the ground, and Madam Lockton is unhappy with anything that Isabel does.  At one point, Madam Lockton even has the letter "I" branded on Isabel's cheek.  

The entire time that Isabel is working for the Locktons, she dreams of freedom; however, Isabel has no clear idea of how to achieve it.  She desires freedom, but she isn't...

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