American Revolutionary War Quotes Analysis

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Title: Chains Historical Time Period: American Revolutionary War Genre: Historical Fiction Standard: Key ideas and details Summary: As the Revolutionary War begins, Isabel, a young slave, wants freedom. She and her sister (Ruth) are promised freedom when her owner dies,but they become the property of a mean couple, the Locktons, who have no compassion for the American Revolution and none for the girls. When Isabel meets Curzon, a boy who is also a slave that has links to the Patriots, he encourages Isabel to spy on her owners, who know things about British plans for invasion. She is hesitant but when Ruth is sold and sent away, Isabel's devotion is to whoever that can provide her with freedom. Quotes about the time period (2) Details: How does this quote …show more content…

Use this as an opportunity to discuss the character and their role in the book. “If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl?” Pg 272 “I shook from the effort of holding myself still, clutching the crumpled paper. Momma said we had to fight the evil inside us by overcoming it with goodness. She said it was a hard thing to do, but it made us worthy. I breathed deep to steady myself. I threw the Captain's note into the fire.” “It made me strong.I took a step back, near my whole self in the mirror.I pushed back my shoulders and raised my chin, my back straight as an arrow.” This is a quote from Isabel. I think this shows how fierce and determined she is with everything. It really shows her personality in this quote because she is very passionate about freedom and is so persistante until the end. This is significant because Isabel protected the note even though Madam Lockton hurt her, and she didn't let her get what she wanted. She did what was right. This shows Isabel's character again as a strong woman, that is not afraid of going against others in pursuing her

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