Chains Questions and Answers
What is the difference between a servant and a slave, and how does this relate to Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson?
In Chains, Mr. Lockton said that “freedom and liberty has many meanings.” Consider Lockton’s explanation of the two words, and write an essay that differentiates freedom and liberty from Isabel’s point of view.
How does the primary source in the beginning of chapter 2 of Chains connect with the events of the story?
What are examples of figurative language (metaphor, simile, personification, or hyperbole) in chapters 40–43 of Chains?
When the mayor of New York says "the beast has grown to large...we must cut off its head," who is the beast and what does he mean? (Chains by Laruie Halse Anderson)
In Chains, what mood is created through the figurative language? How does the author create the mood? Use supporting evidence from the text.
How does the setting of the book Chains affect the story? How does the setting of the book affect the characters? I need 7 reasons along with textual evidence for each one.
In Laurie Halse Anderson's novel Chains, how can one understand the following quote: "The beast has grown too large ... If it breaks free of its chains, we are all in danger. We need to cut off its head"? It seems the beast is referring to Washington, but who is the head?
What are 5 things that you know about Ruth? Explain how Isabel feels about Ruth, and support with a quote.
In the book Chains, Isabel is an extraordinary character, yet very believable. What are her strongest traits? How do her strengths help her overcome the obstacles in her life? Please cite three examples.
Describe the character Ruth (such as her age, what she looks like, how she behaves, her disease etc.) from Laurie Halse Anderson's novel Chains.
What are five historical facts that you learn about the fire and its aftermath in Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson?
In chapter 21, page 182 of Chains, Isabel said she felt “chained between two nations.” What did she mean?
What are examples of figurative language (metaphor, simile, personification, or hyperbole) that help describe the Loyalists's feelings about the Patriots in chapters 14–15 of Chains?
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