Wolf by the Ears Characters & Themes

Ann Rinaldi
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The main character of the novel is Harriet Hemings; she is also the narrator through whose eyes we view people and events. Harriet, as well as her mother and brother, are technically slaves, but her master treats her and her family well. Recognizing her good mind, he even arranges for Harriet to be tutored and to receive an education that was by no means common at that eriod in history. Everyone in the ousehold spoils her, and she is happy and content. Why, then, is her mother always talking about freedom, and telling her that one day she must leave and go out into the world?

Harriet's mother, too, is no ordinary slave. She is well educated, knows French, plays the piano, and Jefferson discusses politics and national problems with her. As his housekeeper, she has a position of considerable authority, and many of the other...

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