Dr. Flint’s daughter. Emily is Linda’s legal owner, as her first mistress bequeaths her to the girl in her will. Although Linda cares for Emily diligently as a child, Emily is determined that she won’t escape slavery; she sends her coercive letters in New York and eventually travels to the city with her husband in a failed attempt to recover her. While she’s a minor character, she seems to have inherited her mother’s vindictive and self-centered nature.
Emily Flint / Mrs. Dodge Character Timeline in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
The timeline below shows where the character Emily Flint / Mrs. Dodge appears in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter One: Childhood
Chapter Two: The New Master and Mistress
Chapter Four: The Slave Who Dared to Feel Like a Man
Chapter Thirty-Two: The Meeting of Mother and Daughter
Chapter Thirty-Eight: Renewed Invitations to Go South
Chapter Forty-One: Free At Last
...receives word that Mrs. Flint is encouraging her daughter to recapture her former slave, and Mrs. Dodge ’s husband is an impoverished merchant who wants to sell her for quick cash. Linda... (full context)