I reread parts of the book by reading it according to the speaker's chapters. So much was written online about the shocking ending regarding Clarissa's confession; however, I would like others opinions on Charles the brother of Cornelius. Since he owned Isaac, he did have the legal right to sell him out of state. I realize that Isaac was publicly whipped because he was a returned runaway, but why do you think Charles simply decided to sell him out of the state. Most slaves would have been hung for glancing at a white woman. Mrs. Cromwell made Clarissa "turn the baby around" so she could see his face. It was obvious that he did not look like a Caucasian baby. The contents of the second paragraph in the letter from Mr. Cromwell to Cornelius is not revealed so we don't know what he claimed that Clarissa did that caused Theodora to collapse to the floor when she read it. Do you feel satisfied with the role of Charles and his treatment of Isaac at the end? What do you believe prompted Cornelius's granting freedom to the house slaves?