In Laurie Halse Anderson’s historical fiction novel Fever 1793, a young girl named Mattie has to go through many hardships due to the Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia. Mattie has to experience many deaths, losses, and even the fever herself. Anderson uses repetition and quotes at the beginning of chapters to express the theme, which is that goodbyes are difficult but can give the person saying those goodbyes valuable characteristics and can later on help them. One theme that represents Fever 1793 is that goodbyes are difficult, but can change the person having to say goodbye for the better. During the novel, Mattie has to say goodbye many times.
Firstly, the symbolism in both “The Lottery” and “Harrison Bergeron,” illustrates how governing authorities avoid engaging in change in their society, the author’s use of the lottery box and the mask to symbolize this. To begin with, the symbolism in “The Lottery” represents how villagers fear changes in their society, and this is shown when they continuously go on with tradition of the lottery box. This tradition has been in the village, for generations and yet they still practice it. Old Man Warner, who is the oldest man in the village, is considered the governing authority and he likes keeping things the same, so he does not alter the ritual. When Old Man Warner hears about the North village talking about giving up the lottery all he could say was that
The Love and Family of Fever, 1793 The Yellow Fever epidemic was a real issue that occurred in Philadelphia during the year of 1793. In the novel, “Fever, 1793” by Laurie Halse Anderson, the theme of love and family has been exhibited through the main protagonist, Matilda when she takes care of Lucille when she contracts yellow fever, when she and Grandfather help each other survive, and when she takes in a little orphan girl named Nell. Continuing on, Matilda and Grandfather venture themselves into the country and are struggling but they help each other survive. When the two are low on food, and Grandfather has a summer grippe, he wants Matilda to get food at a nearby farm but she expresses her denial by saying, “I can’t leave
Fever Essay Laurie Halse Anderson, the author of the historical fiction book Fever 1793. The story takes place in Philadelphia surrounding the struggle of a young girl named Mattie during the time of yellow fever. One major theme from the book Fever 1793 is coping with loss. Characters in the book all cope differently from one another. In this case, Mattie’s grandfather dies due to robbers.
Laurie Halse Anderson’s use of central conflict, the fever, has helped mold the main character’s character traits. Laurie Halse Anderson wrote Fever 1793, a historical fiction novel. The protagonist, Matilda Cook, is a 13 year old girl living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during colonial times. The yellow fever has broken out, and people are dropping at an alarming rate. As she deals with the epidemic, she grows to become a strong, responsible, helpful girl.
Her father was repairing something and he fell of a ladder, broke his neck, and died. Matilda and her family slowly begin to hear about the fever and that it is affecting more and more people daily. Her mother slowly doesn’t let Matilda have as much freedom as she had because she wants to protect her daughter. Matilda fins out she that her friend Polly who worked with them at the shop has
In the novel Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse, main character Billie Jo faces several challenging obstacles throughout her lifetime. Getting through these obstacles is the only way Billie Jo can learn to forgive her father as well as herself for their mistakes. Once she learns to stop feeling resentful, and let go, Billie Jo will be able to grow up. The first major challenge Billie Jo faces is when a fire breaks out in her home. The fire ignites when Billie Jo’s mother mistakes a pail of kerosene for water, where,“instead of making coffee, Ma [makes] a rope of fire”(87).
Not necessarily in Tree-ear’s situation, but all the same, they will want to know more about their parents no matter what. If they already knew, they won’t really try hard in finding about their parents and basically in life. In conclusion, past experiences help shape a person’s attitude and behavior excessively. Without knowing anything about your past experiences will make you more determined in life. But if you already knew about your past experiences, you will probably be very discouraged in everything you do.
However, George stays with Lennie because he feels the responsibility to help someone who cannot take care of himself, which is the view Steinbeck is trying to portray. George proves that he truly is devoted to Lennie’s protection by advocating for his innocence. Upon explaining the events that lead to them being kicked out of Weed, their old town, George advocates for Lennie by saying that “‘There ain’t no more harm in [Lennie] than a kid’”(43). This is demonstrating the views of Steinbeck by showing that even though Lennie makes mistakes, George will never want to put blame onto him because he wants to support the less able. Though George is very forgiving towards Lennie when he unintentionally makes their life more burdensome , Lennie is still left with guilt.
First Thoughts When I first started reading Fever 1793, I already expected it to be an exceptional book. Since there was suspense of family and friends catching yellow fever, it made the book extremely intriguing. The book, Fever 1793, was about a girl named Matilda Cook, whose town got infested with a terrible pestilence called yellow fever. Like Matilda, I have had the feeling of losing my grandfather. Although I have never been to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, there has been a severe flu season this year.