Amari Traits: brave, strong, stubborn. Interests: She wants to escape and be free once again. Beliefs: She thinks her Polly, and Tidbit can make it down south and have freedom.
“I see a power in you.”
Polly Traits: hardworking, can be standoffish, tough. Interests: Her and Amari have a lot of tension at first, but they become best friends after some time. Beliefs: She thinks they will make it to the south, but she is still very nervous.
“The spirit of the copper sun seemed to bleed for them as it glowed bright red against the deepening blue of the great water.”
Tidbit Traits: Kind-hearted, good soul, innocent (sometimes). Interests: He loves his dog, Hushpuppy, and doesn't like the fact that he may have to leave him one day. Beliefs: That every person should be equal and everyone should have peace with each other.
Mr. Derby Traits: Horrible person, rude, cruel Interests: Doesn't care for anyone except for Isabelle, enjoys being mean to people, he is also a plantation owner. Beliefs: Does think colored people should be treated that way.
“We must welcome our guests, then, Amari. We would never judge people simply by how they looked—that would be uncivilized…Let us prepare for a celebration.”
Besa Traits: strong and tough in the beginning, but has given up on trying towards the end. Interests: Loves Amari , and was going to marry her in the beginning, but finds someone else who doesn't want to try to escape and stays with her. Beliefs: He thinks Amari and her friends won't ever make it to the south and be free.
“‘They treat us like animals, but tonight we will be forced to be their women.’”
Mrs. Derby Traits: Secretive, Kind, nice. Interest: Secretly helping many slaves. Beliefs: That people of color should not be treated the way they are.