Chains

by

Laurie Halse Anderson

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Captain Farrar Character Analysis

Captain Farrar is a captured Patriot officer and a friend of Captain Morse. Isabel visits him once so she can deliver a penny from Morse, and Farrar asks her to carry a message back to Morse for him. This visit, though, results in Madam finding out that Isabel is carrying messages for the rebels.
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Captain Farrar Character Timeline in Chains

The timeline below shows where the character Captain Farrar appears in Chains. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 42
The Personal and the Political Theme Icon
Identity, Memory, and Family Theme Icon
...says he needs her to do him a favor: he made a bet with a Captain Farrar that the British wouldn’t hold this “ridiculous” birthday celebration. But the event is on, and... (full context)
Slavery and Dehumanization Theme Icon
Identity, Memory, and Family Theme Icon
...fetch more water. Isabel does, and she takes a detour to deliver Captain Morse’s penny. Captain Farrar laughs and accepts the penny, and Isabel leaves. But Farrar calls her back and asks... (full context)
Chapter 43
Slavery and Dehumanization Theme Icon
The Personal and the Political Theme Icon
Identity, Memory, and Family Theme Icon
...Madam tells Hannah to stay and then mimics her friend, who saw Isabel talking to Captain Farrar . She says she’s humiliated; Isabel can’t breathe. Madam says her friend saw Isabel accept... (full context)