The rough journey that Linda has gone through has been described in detail and gives the reader the exact feeling of how she must have felt. It is not only hard to put oneself in her shoe but also imagining her helplessness makes my heart shatter. Being a woman she has gone thought enough in her life. Living her life as a slave, she only knows to abide by the rules and the order of her Master this the sole reason she wants to break through the Slavism no matter how hard it is to resist.
The freedom for her is so important that she even has to suppress her motherhood duties. When she received the news of her brother William escaping from Mr. Sands she definitely was filled with surprise and anger at the beginning but later on she was more horrified thinking about the children as they were with him. She was scared that Mr. Sands would sell her children in order to make up for William. The situation here is hypocritical as Linda herself break through Mr. flint’s home for her freedom without caring about her children but when her brother did the same thing, she was furious about it. Although later in the chapter Linda was happy for her brother as he finally could live a life of freedom with no barriers. But she was very petrified for her children and she could not do anything about it. She had now failed as a mother, as the foremost task as a mother is to take care of her children. She has to put aside the duties of her motherhood in order to lead a free life, this was the price she had to pay. The price was much more expensive than any other thing in the world.