A young free man with whom Linda falls in love as a teenager. The carpenter offers to buy Linda’s freedom, but Dr. Flint won’t allow her to be sold and threatens to kill him. Her courtship with the carpenter represents the virtuous and respectable life that Linda wants and could have easily lived if not for slavery.
The Carpenter Character Timeline in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
The timeline below shows where the character The Carpenter appears in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Seven: The Lover
...As a teenager Linda doesn’t understand this and she falls in love with a freeborn carpenter, who wants to marry her. However, she’s worried that marital happiness is impossible for her.... (full context)
Chapter Ten: A Perilous Passage in the Slave Girl’s Life