Removing the Chains by the Declaration of Independence


Laurie Anderson chose this source because in this chapter it shows the reaction of the British and Americans to the Declaration of Independence. Isabell walks to town to get water and then hears everyone being angry because of the independence. On the other side she hears cheers of join. She even witnesses men chopping a statue of the king and cheering. She doesn’t know what side to choose. Therefore, she decides to choose after hearing both sides and listening about the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence removes the chains from here because it gives her hope that she will be able to leave. It also makes Madam mad because she is a loyalists and now she gives Isabell more time at the well.

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