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When Dix asked Louisa to cut him loose in chapter 47, did you trust him? Why do you think he would defy the slavers?

Created: 02/15/20

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davinamw

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When Dix asked Louisa to cut him loose in chapter 47, did you trust him? Why do you think he would defy the slavers?

When Dix asked Louisa to cut him loose in chapter 47, did you trust him? Why do you think he would defy the slavers?


Posted Feb. 22, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Maggie

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RE: When Dix asked Louisa to cut him loose in chapter 47, did you trust him? Why do you think he would defy the slavers?

I did trust Dix. Mainly due to the harsh treatment he endured from the slavers. He knew how evil they were.


Posted Feb. 22, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
ireneh

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RE: When Dix asked Louisa to cut him loose in chapter 47, did you trust him? Why do you think he would defy the slavers?

Abigail's descriptions of Dix including his thinness, his ragged clothes, and the manner in which the others spoke to him, foreshadowed the change of heart which he developed. In addition, the author, through her character, reminded us that looking into the eyes of the other is a way to read their state of mind. Dix's eyes reflected sadness, confusion, and fear from his initial contact with Abigail and Louisa until the almost predictable time when he threw his future in with theirs and contributed his skills to their survival.


Posted Feb. 23, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Marcia S

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RE: When Dix asked Louisa to cut him loose in chapter 47, did you trust him? Why do you think he would defy the slavers?

Dix had basically become a slave himself, under the power of the slavers. I did trust him because he had empathy for the women and realized he was no better off than they were. He also knew what the slavers were capable of. He was probably going to receive as harsh a treatment as the women. Helping them was his only chance at redemption.


Posted Feb. 24, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
alycet

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RE: When Dix asked Louisa to cut him loose in chapter 47, did you trust him? Why do you think he would defy the slavers?

I trusted him because of his previous behavior. He was never really part of slavers group.


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gerrieb

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RE: When Dix asked Louisa to cut him loose in chapter 47, did you trust him? Why do you think he would defy the slavers?

Yes, I did trust him, for several specific reasons. One, Winter had been forming a relationship of sorts with him throughout her captivity. He had told her some of his story. The loss of his father, mother and sister, his home in WVa. how he had fallen in with Frank and Colm. She had seen the slavers beat him and could see he was being starved and abused. She could see him thinking over her story of being kidnapped and being a free person. He begins to doubt the veracity of the slavers' story. Winter confronts him -"You're no better than me! You're just a slave yourself!" At one point Dix becomes afraid of Winter and recognizes some of her power - he tells her that maybe her people were touched by God. When Dix is running with them he tells them about how hungry he has been and that "it was wrong, a sin , selling' flesh, but.... well, I got no more stomach for it now, is all..." So I trusted him because I think he had come to a point of decision. He made a call and he decided there was only a place for him going forward without Frank and Colm and there was no way they were going to let him walk away and he was in a type of bondage like the slaves and running now was his only way free. But, also what other choice did Winter and Louisa have? They had to make a decision and they were lost and Dix assured theme was a good tracker sen could help them stay behind Frank and Colm and help them get back home. Without David Henry they were lost with little direction. Dix offered them his word " I ain't got much, ".. "But I got my word and I'm giving it to you. I'm -a help y'all get back to your place, to your Remembrance, and then you're shed of me for good." He had much to lose if they were caught by Colm and Frank. He just wanted to get away as well and he knew being tied to Winter and Louisa he was likely to get caught too. He was going to do his best to keep himself free of the slavers as well as the women. They were in effect in this struggle for freedom together.


Posted Feb. 25, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
ruthiea

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RE: When Dix asked Louisa to cut him loose in chapter 47, did you trust him? Why do you think he would defy the slavers?

After all the talking they had done, I think Winter saw that she had gotten through o him and made him rethink his circumstances and the way he was living.He saw that he was enslaved as well and could take control of his life. Winter could sense the change in him. Seeing a hint of Winter's powers probably convinced him that they could all escape and help one another to do so.


Posted Feb. 27, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
dorothyh

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RE: When Dix asked Louisa to cut him loose in chapter 47, did you trust him? Why do you think he would defy the slavers?

I trusted him as the slavers beat him, gave him rags to wear and not much food. He was better off with Louisa.


Posted Feb. 29, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Sue S

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RE: When Dix asked Louisa to cut him loose in chapter 47, did you trust him? Why do you think he would defy the slavers?

Yes, I trusted him. I think he figured he'd better throw in his lot with slave girls in order to survive. He realizes he has no future with the slavers.


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skagitgrits

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RE: When Dix asked Louisa to cut him loose in chapter 47, did you trust him? Why do you think he would defy the slavers?

I did trust him. He had endured many of the same hardships and could identify with the slaves women at this point in time.


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rebeccar

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RE: When Dix asked Louisa to cut him loose in chapter 47, did you trust him? Why do you think he would defy the slavers?

Yes, I did trust Dix. His appearance and harsh treatment did not seem staged. It seemed totally believable that he understood and related to the enslaved women.


Posted Mar. 14, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
dianaps

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RE: When Dix asked Louisa to cut him loose in chapter 47, did you trust him? Why do you think he would defy the slavers?

Yes, I did trust him for all the reasons listed above.


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xandrabk

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RE: When Dix asked Louisa to cut him loose in chapter 47, did you trust him? Why do you think he would defy the slavers?

Initially, I didn't trust him. He appeared to have a strong trust in the slavers even though they had been mistreating him. I think he thought that they were his only hope. I did think that he was slowly but surely figuring it out that he was not being treated well but I wasn't sure if he had reached that understanding at the time.


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taking.mytime

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RE: When Dix asked Louisa to cut him loose in chapter 47, did you trust him? Why do you think he would defy the slavers?

Due to his circumstance at the time I did trust Dix. He was in the same predicament as the women. His lot obviously did not rest with the slavers at that time, they would have just as soon killed him as deal with him.


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