Short Essay Questions Key
1. Why does Fiona tell Serena to take the younger children and hide in the nursery?
Fiona tells Serena to take the younger children and hide in the nursery because she knows how brutal the English dragoons are and she wants to protect her children.
2. Why does the Captain beat and rape Fiona?
The Captain beats and rapes Fiona because he feels he has to do something or his men think he is weak if he backs down to a woman, especially after a child gets the better of him by biting him.
3. What does Brigham risk as he helps the Scottish Highland clans prepare for war against England?
Not only does Brigham risk his life, but also his title, his home and his reputation if he fights with the Scots.
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