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The Invention Of Wings Rebellion Quotes

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Author Alan Keightley once said, “Once in awhile it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they’ve been told” (“Once”). This quotes illustrates that if people have enough courage, they can change their views on society even if it was contrary to popular belief. The book, The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, is a historical fiction novel set in the 1800s. This story has an array of characters that come from various backgrounds and who rebel against society in their own ways. On one hand, we have the white characters who have many luxuries in life and who are very unlikely to rebel against their strict beliefs. On another hand, we have the slaves who are known to have enough courage to rebel against their owners. Throughout the story, The Invention of Wings, we see the theme of rebellion and how it helps the characters in the novel find their own bravery. In particular, this theme can be seen through the characters Sarah, Charlotte, and the slaves of Charleston. Firstly, we see how rebellion can help a character find their own bravery through the character named Sarah. Towards the beginning of the story Sarah says, “Mother, please, let me… let me give Hetty back to you” (Kidd 16). Sarah’s main act of rebellion in this story is when she begs her mother, also known as…show more content…
The three main characters that are seen as an example of this are Sarah, Charlotte, and the slaves of Charleston. Sarah defies her mother by begging her to allow her to give back her personal slave that she received as a birthday present. Also, Charlotte defies Missus by stealing her green silk cloth in order to create trouble and by violating Missus’ trust. Lastly, the slaves of Charleston defied their owners by attending the Free Black Church and believing that they wanted to think was
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