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why is tambu and lucia described as the 'escaped'?

Please tell me in short paragraphs why lucia and tambu are the 'escaped'.female characters. What did they escape and how?

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I think both are mavericks of sorts. They are women who refuse to live by the stereotypes given to them. They both seek education which is really the most important way to escape their poverty and status as women. Although Lucia uses her wiles to get herself away from the homestead, she eventually enrolls herself in Grade One classes so that she might have some education. Tambu fourishes when she is allowed to attend missionary school.