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    The answer to this question is going to change depending on each reader's opinion of Isabel and the ending of Chains. Throughout the novel, Isabel works extremely hard to make sure that she and...

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    This is an interesting question. Most of the time, Isabel and America are compared to each other instead of contrasted from each other. A simple difference is that America is a country and Isabel...

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    The best place to look for a single quotation that describes Madam Lockton's appearance is chapter 3. It is in this chapter that Isabel and Ruth first meet Mr. Lockton and Madame Lockton....

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    The main protagonist of Chains is Isabel. The entire story revolves around her and the events that impact her. The story begins with her thinking that she and her sister are going to be freed from...

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    Laurie Halse Anderson's young adult novel Chains follows the story of Isabel--an African-American slave living in New York in 1776--who is seeking her freedom while the Revolutionary War rages....

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    New York City was a vital, military location during the revolutionary war. It is a defensible location, it has ample space to house troops, it has land access, and it has a harbor for water...

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    I am not entirely sure how specific you would like the answer to be, so I will start broad and work my way toward a very specific location. The Locktons live in the state of New York. The city...

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    In my opinion, Isabel's strongest traits are compassion, determination and bravery. All three of these traits help her to overcome obstacles. First, Isabel is compassionate. The best example of...

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    I'm not sure if this question is asking a general historical question, or if the question is asking for an answer about Isabel. I'll go a little bit through both. If New York remains in Loyalist...

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    Chains is full of really solid uses of figurative language. Isabel might not be that formally educated of a girl, but her story telling language skills are very good. Throughout the book, Isabel...

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    Becky is the head servant to the Locktons in New York. She's mainly in charge of the cooking, but she also decides which work is to be done by which slave or servant. Explaining exactly how Becky...

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    Not a lot of information is given to readers about Isabel's parents. Isabel is no longer living with her parents, and she is the remaining provider for young Ruth. The few times that Isabel is...

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    Readers can see several parallels that exist between Isabel and America. First, Isabel is a slave. She has masters that are ruling over her. When the book begins, America is also being ruled over...

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    Isabel smells a lot of different things throughout Chains. Anderson does a nice job of hitting that sense for readers. It's the second part of the question that greatly focuses this question....

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    Both Isabel and America are relatively young. Isabel is a young slave girl, and America hasn't even declared independence when the book begins, which makes America a very young country by the time...

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    Peter Wood, a professor of history at Duke University, was asked this very same question. His answer has always surprised me because I always assumed that the difference between a servant and a...

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    The first Biblical allusion from Chains is an allusion to Queen Esther from the book of "Esther." The allusion can be found in Chapter Ten. Isabel previously overheard Master Lockton explaining...

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    This is a tough question because Isabel is brave throughout the book, and I'm not sure what the defining line for an "act of bravery" is in regards to this question. I have three possibilities...

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    There are quite a few conflicts in Chains, but there are four that stand out above the rest. The first and most important conflict is Isabel vs. slavery. This conflict holds throughout the entire...

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    This is a personal response question. It is up to you how you would like to go about writing five poems that deal with the book Chains. Personally, I would start out by figuring out which type...

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    I would first choose the type of poem that I might have a chance at writing. I'm not a great poet, so I would pick a poetry form that is fairly simple. For example, I would not be choosing to...

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    Master Lockton has money hidden in Madam Lockton's linen chest. The money that Master Lockton has hidden in his wife's linen chest is money that he and the other conspirators plan to use in order...

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    The men do not consider Isabel a person capable of listening and understanding their conversation. They believe this about Isabel because she is a black slave. Isabel has always known that white...

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    The title of the book was Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. I do not entirely agree with saying that Isabel stole the book though. The book never left the Lockton property, and Isabel put the...

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    Chains, written by Laurie Halse Anderson, focuses on the story of thirteen-year-old Isabel. Isabel used to be a slave to a lady who had promised her freedom, but she is sold to a cruel and violent...

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    Two songs that can relate to Chains are songs that depicts the difficult condition of slavery. Slavery is the backdrop for Chains. Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" can relate to the experiences...

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    The bees symbolize Isabel's racing and cloudy thoughts. When Anderson writes about Isabel and bees in this book, it is always referencing Isabel's state of mind. Additionally, the bees become a...

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    In chapter five, Isabel is sent to the Tea Water Pump to get "special" water for the Locktons. She doesn't know how to get there, so Curzon volunteers to show Isabel the way. Chapter six then...

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    Isabel takes three things from Miss Finch's home. She takes her blankets, her shoes, and some flower seeds that her mother had collected. Isabel's mother had collected the flower seeds and put...

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    Isabel and Ruth lived in all three of those locations. The large plantation, small farm, and city house all coincide with specific slave owners that Isabel and Ruth worked for. Miss Mary Finch...

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    The quote at the beginning of chapter 43 of Chains is this: "That even in Failure cannot be more fatal than to remain in our present Situation in short some Enterprize must be undertaken in our...

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    The main idea of Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson is the hardship of slavery before and during the American Revolution. This main idea is furthered through the character of Isabel, a young slave,...

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    Becky says she cannot brew tea because the rebels would tar and feather her for doing so. Remember that leading up to the American Revolution, taxes and tariffs were a huge deal to the colonists,...

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    Since the central conflict of the story is Isabel and Ruth working against the society they live in (which sanctions their enslavement) and fighting against the various specific people who keep...

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    I would like to point out that Isabel's father does not explain anything to her about the "I" on her cheek. Her father had similar scarring on his face, and its his attitude about the marks that...

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    It is important to realize Bridwell is the prison where the rebel soldiers are being held in Anderson's novel, Chains. The answer to your question can be found in chapters 38 and 39. Before this...

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    The barrel that the question is asking about is found in chapter 18. It is the barrel that Thomas Hickey is standing on moments before he is hanged. Hickey is sentenced to death by hanging for...

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    The mood of a work of literature is the feeling that the author creates for the reader. The mood, of course, can change throughout the work depending on what happens in the plot. The point in...

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    Isabel leaves the Lockton home and goes to the Bellingham's home. A bit earlier in the novel, readers learn that the Locktons are British supporters. At that time, the Bellingham's servant,...

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    In reality, there are parts of many documents included in Chains. Every single chapter starts with either a handbill, newspaper clipping, quote, advertisement, or letter. The specific words from...

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    The "friendship" of the moon in the book Chains has to do with the importance of night to the character of Isabel. Throughout most of the book, Isabel is only able to see her sister (Ruth) at...

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    There is a lot of information that catches Isabel's ear, because she is actively spying on the Lockton family. I do believe that the question is directed at events in chapter 9 though. In...

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    Isabel is sweet. She's a hard worker. She has an evil, female task master. She dreams of being free some day. She sounds a lot like Cinderella, doesn't she? In addition to the above traits, Isabel...

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    I will start as nice as I can be about Madam Lockton's characteristics. I would like to start there, because it will be a short list. She's not a nice lady. First, Madam Lockton is wealthy....

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    One conflict evident in the novel is person vs. society. The best example of this conflict type is found in Isabel's and Ruth's struggle with slavery. Upon the death of Mary Finch, Isabel and...

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    The main focus of Chapter 18 is the hanging of Thomas Hickory, accused of plotting the assassination of George Washington. Isabel attends the hanging, and meets Curzon there, the slave who has...

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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...

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    The money that was hidden away in Madam Lockton's linen chest was money that was going to be used to bribe members of the Patriot army. The reader learns this fact in chapter nine. Isabel has...

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    Well, as a slave, Isabel cannot really "keep Christmas" in the way she was accustomed when she was a little girl. Momma, Isabel, and Ruth used to bake bread pudding, eat the entire day, and read...

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    The fire that the question is asking about is the fire that burns down Lady Seymour's house. Isabel rescues Lady Seymour and a few of her valued possessions from the fire. That particular New York...

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