No man or women shall be enslaved, but stand free!
‘For ten years I travelled with those people,’ ‘They became my dearest friends.
Crispin, I cannot be certain, but if the rumour of the time - thirteen years ago-was true, I believe I know who your mother was. She was the youngest daughter of Lord Douglas, Lord Furnival became infatuated with her.
"For the first time, I began to think upon John Ball's words. They made sense. For what I recalled most was his saying ‘that no man, or woman either, shall be enslaved, but stand free and equal to one another'"(247). This memory might be important as it helps Crispin in figuring out who he is and what he believes in. These words that he think apon are wise and something th that Crispin can hope to aspire to and use to help find his way.
"I must have surprised him with my words, for he grew silent. And when he spoke again it was with less bravado. ‘For ten years I travelled with those people,’ he said. ‘They became my dearest friends"(97) This memory could be important as it reveals more about Bear's past and why he acts certain ways. This shows insight into how he once was versus how he is now. This helps Crispin better understand Bear.
'Crispin, I cannot be certain, but if the rumour of the time - thirteen years ago-was true, I believe I know who your mother was. She was the youngest daughter of Lord Douglas, Lord Furnival became infatuated with her."(247). This memory is important because it helps Crispin find out more as to who his mother wa and who he is. It shows him what his true blood is and that he is more than just some peasant boy. This greatly contributes to the plot as well.
"Only when the voice called out again, even more angrily, 'Crispin, you stunted son of a scoundrel!' did I realize it was Bear"(202) Crispin won't have to run away anymore and can now go home with Bear and remain safe. This realization might hang things and now Crispin won't have to run, he knows that he is no longer in any danger, he is saved.
You were the one who was chasing me?!
"Then, with a lurching heart, I realized what it was,’ a dead man swinging ham a crossroads gallows"(63). This realization might cause Crispin to rethink his route and where he is traveling. Seeing someone dead from illness would cause him to think about his path. He might now change his course due to this.
Not a dead man...!
"I gasped with horror. From the onlookers too, there were great shouts of terror. The soldiers, stunned and very frightened, moved back several steps as Aycliffe rolled back on to the stone road, twitched, kicked and became very still in his own pooling blood"(294). When Crispin finally sees that his enemy is dead, it allows him to finally be free from this terror. He feels relief once this occurs but also pain. He knows the townspeople will be horrifierd and most likely go after him. It's possible that he will now run off with Bear as they both have killed others and will be hunted down.