War Comes to Willy Freeman Themes

James Collier
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A Desire for Freedom

Willy has known freedom but she has also known slavery. She admits that she's upset at the idea of performing tasks for others when it's a form of slavery. She isn't happy with the chores her mother assigns. For example, she doesn't like milking the cow and says that she doesn't like having to scrub the floors in their cabin. But when she's forced to scrub in the home of Mrs. Ivers, she's angry. She compares the two tasks, saying that scrubbing a floor in your own cabin hardly seems like work at all compared to scrubbing a floor for someone else just because you're ordered to do so. It's the desire for freedom that makes Willy decide that she has to take an incredible chance after being taken captive by the raiders. She knows that she'll be dealt with harshly if she tries to...

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