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Review of characters and setting from Laurie Halse Anderson's "Chains."
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Isabel and Ruth are sold in a tavern in Newport to the Locktons.
New York City, 1776
Setting for most of novel
Tea Water Pump
Water pump where Isabel goes to fetch fresh water for the Locktons. Uses her water errand as an excuse for other activities.
Protagonist, 13 year old slave. Strong minded, willful, and very protective of her younger sister Ruth. Spies on Locktons for the Patriot commander.
5 yr old sister of Isabel. Prone to seizures. Serves Madam Lockton
Tavern keeper who tries to save Isabel and Ruth by purchasing them in Newport instead of the Locktons
Miss Mary Finch
Isabel and Ruth's dead owner at the start of the novel. Miss Mary's will specified that Isabel and Ruth should be freed upon her death
Mr. Robert Finch
Miss Mary's nephew. Sells Isabel and Ruth to the Locktons despite Miss Mary's will.
Loyalist socialite in New York City. Often beaten by her husband. Mistreats Isabel and Ruth
Loyalist involved in several schemes to help the British including providing bribery money and assisting in a plot to assassinate George Washington.
Paid, white servant in Lockton residence.
Mr. Lockton's aunt.
Bellingham's slave boy. Wears signature red hat. Encourages Isabel to spy on the Locktons. First name is James
Patriot commander who Isabel supplies with information about Lockton and the Loyalists plans. Does not protect Isabel from Madam Lockton after she runs away.
Curzon's master, Patriot cargo inspector
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