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Copper Sun Character Analysis

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Hope People who have hope can accomplish anything during impossible situations. The novel, Copper Sun, demonstrates explains how Amari finds hope in impossible situation and does not give up when she seeks her freedom. Throughout the story, Amari finds hope with her friends and other characters. The main character, Amari is taken from her home in Africa and sold in the slave tradekidnapped and heartbroken. She was confused and scared, but with the help of a kind slave, Afi, she finds hope during the middle passagevoyage to America. During the salve auction, Amari is sold to a plantation owner, Mr. Derby. She was a birthday present for his son, Clay. Amari worked works with Polly, an indentured servant, in a kitchen back at Derbyshire Farm …show more content…

Amari works in the kitchen with Polly, an indentured servant friends, Teenie, and Tidbit, the kitchen workers. They are given hope by an old slave, Cato, that there is a place wherefor slaves and servantscan be free called Fort Mose. The journey would be long, tiring, and dangerous. In impossible situations Amari never gave up hope if she could not do something, and always found a way through things. Amari did not give up hope in any situations, but found a way through it. Amari gives hope to her best friend, Tirza when they were captured and were walking to Cape Cod. “‘Because as long as we have life, we have hope,’” (Draper 19). The quote demonstrates Amari’s courage that they will live and be free. In the quote, Amari tells Tirza not to give up hope because she said “I cannot live like this, Amari. My parents, my sisters – all whom I love – are dead. I would rather die than be enslaved …show more content…

Cato, the oldest slve on the plantation helped them by giving them a route to escape “Do not go north. Tracker dogs searched the roads headin’ north. Runaways papers be posted in the North,” (Draper 192). Cato did not want the slaves to be caught. If they go north the slaves would be brought back because that where most runaways run. Cato advised them to go south to a place called Fort Mose, under Spanish rule where all slaves are free. This shows that all slaves had a connection with each other and wanted to help. If someone has something to do, you can help and give them an idea to the fastest way to accomplish it. Mrs. Derby helped Amari by bringing her tea when Mr. Derby whipped her. “No, dear. I am the one who must apologize. I am so full of remorse for how badly my husband has hurt you,” (Draper 152). The quote shows that Mrs. Derby is not like her husband, and treats slaves respectfully. She is not a slave, but Mr. Derby does not give her freedom in her choices. Mrs. Derby brings Amari tea and comforts her by spending time with her. Moreover, during their journey to Fort Mose, Polly, Amari and Tidbit meet a slave owner, Fiona O’Reilly. She doesn’t like slavery but treat them nicely. “I do not rightly know. But it is too far to walk. I am giving you all this wagon, lass,” (Draper 261). The quotes show the kindness of Fiona. She gave them a wagon full of supplies and a horse. The travels gave her money as a token of

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