Why do you think seeds were important to Isabel in Chains?

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You are speaking about a very important symbol from Chapter 3 of Anderson's  young adult novel called Chains.  The seeds are important to Isabel because they are not only a reminder of her family but also a symbol of possibility of both growth and freedom.

Isabel longs for her previous life with her family.  Isabel, of course, is a slave.  She was promised her freedom by her former master's mistress, but when that mistress died, there was no proof. ...

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