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Do name meanings show what ones life is to hold Maybe but names are an integral part of an authors selection for the identity of their characters Few people notice or care to look deeply into how a character acts and connect the meaning between the two Dana the leading woman is the main character of the story Her name means fire which explains her general take to life When she is in Maryland she struggles to take orders from the white people of that time She has a fiery spirit and struggles to keep her outbursts on the inside which has gotten her whipped and beaten Her saying The last time someone told me he wouldnt bother me he walked in and beat the skin off my back is one of those instances 134 Shes not afraid to show how she feels even in such a dangerous time She always perseveres though regardless how much grief she has to take no matter how hard she has to work she keeps it in for the benefit of Rufus Rufus is her one of her ancestors and without him she wouldnt exist She strives to save him no matter how much of an imbecile he is and no matter how mean he is to her they need each other to survive Rufus always treats her like dirt when Rufus doesnt send the letters shes written to Kevin she says You were the one I trusted I did wait until I found out what a liar you were181 Her last name is Franklin which means free landowner which would pertain to the era she lives in the 1970s There even though she is of African descent she owns her own land and has her own possessions something a slave would never have in the Maryland of the 18th century Thomas Weylin is the main slave and landowner His first name means twin which one could decipher to
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