In the novel The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, a young adult named Charlotte takes a trip to American aboard a boat called the Sea Hawk. She comes from a upper class family but during the novel her personality changes a lot. She changes her attitude towards people of different classes and becomes a brave and independent woman.
In the beginning of the novel Charlotte hasn't changed since she was at her hometown in Liverpool. She is a very gentle lady and displays good manners. The reasons she acts this way is because she has never worked before. Upper class women never get their hands dirty and never let their skin get dark. She also tells the captain about a knife a lower class sailor gives her in the beginning of the trip because she's afraid she doesn’t need it. She is not friends with lower class people and she does not act like them or speak like them.
During the middle of the novel because she has learned to be friends with people who are different than her and is now a member of the crew. She has become courageous because she now stands up for herself. When Charlotte gets accused of killing the first mate on the Sea Hawk she doesn’t hide behind her father's status, and she faces it for herself. Also, she is a full member of the Sea Hawk's crew and takes any risk to help gain respect. During a storm she risked her life to help cut away sails.
At the end of the novel Charlotte is sentenced to death and awaiting her execution. She is competently independent from her old ways. She plans a mutiny against the captain with Zachariah's help and they defeat him, plunging him into the sea. Charlotte is named captain of the Sea Hawk with Zach's help. Soon she returns to her family, but they are not happy with her appearance and actions. The find out what has happened and she stands up to her father's displeasure. Eventually to goes back and reunites with the crew.
In conclusion, during the book Charlotte made a big change in her personality. She...