Study Guide

Chains Characters

Isabel

If you think about it, Isabel is kind of an 18th-century version of Cinderella. Her parents are...

Curzon

Are you familiar with Gavroche, the young, plucky French Revolution sympathizer from Les...

Ruth

Isabel's little sister doesn't say much, but Ruth's vulnerability and innocence are the driving...

Master Elihu Lockton

We hate to say it, but there aren't a lot of nice things to say about the patriarch of the...

Madam Anne Lockton

Ever had a boss or even a teacher who loaded you down with work and just didn't seem to respect...

Lady Clarissa Seymour

In a story full of social ignorance, hierarchies, and just plain cruelty, it's refreshing to see...

Becky Berry

She might be tough and strict, but Becky, Madam's housekeeper, is one of the few sources of...

Bellingham

The minute Officer Bellingham sets foot on the pages on Chains, we know he means business. Can we...

Captain Farrar

Captain Morse

Captain Morse is the leader of the Fort Washington prisoners of war whom Isabel agrees to take...

Colonel Regan

Colonel Regan should have been Isabel's salvation. Seriously—she came to him with...

Fisher

If Fisher, the head guard at the prison, were alive today, there's a good chance he'd be a pro...

Grandfather

While he's not really anyone's grandfather biologically speaking, Grandfather is nonetheless the...

Jenny

The wife of the owner of the tavern where Robert Finch takes Isabel and Ruth to be sold, Jenny is...

Mary Finch

We never actually meet Mary Finch, Isabel and Ruth's previous owner, because we kind of go to her...

Momma

While we only see her in brief flashbacks, it's clear that Momma is the source of all that is...

Poppa

If Momma gave Isabel the strength to survive the struggles of the war and living with the...

Private Dibdin

Let's be real: Private Dibdin, one of the prisoners of war Isabel encounters as she seeks to help...

Robert Finch

Robert, Mary Finch's brother, takes possession of Isabel and Ruth after his sister's death. In a...

Sarah

One of the wives of the British soldiers who come to live with the Locktons, Sarah becomes "boss...