Directions: Describe 5 characters in detail and find an image that represents them using Google images and paste it into the site. Explain how the author uses characterization to describe the character’s personality and physical characteristics. In addition, state whether the character is round, flat, static, or dynamic.

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IsabelIsabel is a thirteen-year old slave living during the American Revolution. She is the main character in Chains. The author does not go into much detail about Isabel's physical features, but readers do get to know about Isabel's personality through her actions. Isabel is a strong-natured person who cares deeply about her sister and about taking care of others. Readers learn this about Isabel when she risks her life to keep her sister, Ruth, safe and does not give up even when she is beaten by Mrs. Lockton, who is her cruel mistress.
Isabel is both a round and dynamic character. Readers know a lot about what motivates Isabel and the author has fully-developed her as a character that reader's come to care about.
Isabel is also a "dynamic" character because while she was always intelligent and strong-willed, she begins to change in the middle of the story and starts ignoring her independent nature. By the end of the story, however, she becomes stronger than she was before and finds a new will to live.

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RuthRuth is Isabel's five year-old sister; she does not talk very much and she suffers from seizures. This condition makes it difficult for Ruth to do things on her own. An explanation given by her sister Isabel follows, "Ruth was too big to carry, plus the pastor knew about her peculiar manner of being, so it was the wagon for her and the road for me." Ruth is a somewhat flat and static character in the novel because although we know about Ruth's past experiences, we only know of these through what we associate with Isabel. She is good-natured, quiet, and simple-minded; her personality and actions are consistent throughout the novel.
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CurzonCurzon is a character that Isabel meets when she first arrives in New York. Curzon is a round and dynamic character in the novel. The description that Isabel gives of him at their first encounter is as follows, "The boy wore a floppy red hat, his shirt sleeves rolled up to his elbow, the blue breeches of a sailor, and a pair of dusty boots." "With him standing close, I could see the gold ring in his right ear, like a pirate's, and a long thin scar that ran across the left side of his chin." Even though Curzon is a slave, he seems to have a life of his own and is passionate about advancing the Patriot's cause for liberty.Curzon is dynamic because he matures a great deal throughout the novel.
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Madam LocktonThe character of Madam Lockton is described as cruel, unhappy and foolish. She is the wife of Mr. Lockton and is Isabel and Ruth's mistress. An example of her cruelty follows, "Craaack! Lightning struck from a blue sky: Madam slapped my face so hard it near threw me to the ground. The sound echoed off the stone-faced buildings." This character is round and static. Readers know that Mrs. Lockton is unhappy herself through the dialogue between she and her husband . Mrs. Lockton considers herself to be a lady, but shows her foolishness and brutal disposition through her interactions with other characters.
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Mr. LocktonElihu Lockton is a round and static character. He is a Loyalist living with his wife in New York. He is wealthy, and at times, cold as well as abusive towards his wife. He is described by Isabel in this manner, "The husband was a head taller and twice the girth of most men. His shoulders rounded forward and his neck seemed to pain him, for he often reached up to rub it. " Mr. Lockton's character does not change throughout the story and he remains aloof towards his wife and a Loyalist to King George throughout the story.