Mattie and her Grandfather were told to leave the city as it was too dangerous for them to stay in a fever ridden city. Mattie was very against the idea of leaving her home and sick mother, but she went with her grandfather and left, leaving her sick mother and home. Mattie and Grandfather were sent to the Ludington’s, a family who raised animal and had a farm. During the journey to the Ludington’s, they were stopped by soldiers.
This illustrates how Mattie feels confident, annoyed, and frustrated, and these feelings lead her to stepping up during tough times and taking charge. Anderson’s amazing story, Fever 1793, shows the theme that stepping up during tough times is important. It is seen how this is possible through the the way the theme impacts the characters and the different author’s craft moves the author
Laurie Anderson’s historical fiction book, Fever 1793, takes place in Philadelphia during the 1700s. This book mentions about a girl and her family living during the Yellow Fever epidemic. Throughout the story Mattie loses and gains family members while they are trying to protect her. Mattie goes through one of the worst epidemics in the history of Philadelphia, and her family tries to take care of her during it. Anderson uses description and imagery in the story to portray the theme, family is always trying to protect each other.
The coffeehouse became a very popular business and brought in more customers than before the epidemic. Although the fever had taken many important things from Mattie’s family, it ended up creating a very positive situation for the Cooks. Laurie Halse Anderson uses character development and figurative language in Fever 1793 to create the prevailing theme that good things always come out of the bad. In the end, the novel shows the reader that being optimistic can make any kind of negative issue into something
In the book “Fever 1793” by Laurie Halse Anderson the story suggests that without suffering, we wouldn’t know the good parts of life. In the beginning of “Fever 1793” Matilda “Mattie” Cook is just your everyday average girl living in Philadelphia. She lives with her Grandfather, and Mother in the coffee shop in which they own.
Station Eleven, a science fiction novel written by Emily ST. John Mandel, tells the stories of characters’ lives and careers before and after the Georgia Flu, is a strong infection causing infected patients’ deaths within forty eight hours. Mandel describes feelings and actions of characters about their home islands, their places in their world, and two categories of art, high and low, which trigger survivors’ different responses, to mimic modern citizens’ emotions and points of view about their current society. By constructing an imitation of modern citizens’ feelings in the book, Mandel shows readers how their lives will become after losing their current positions in order to remind them that they need to appreciate what they have and not
She watched her mother die slowly and she watched her dad struggle to take care of her. As a young kid or even as an adult watching the person who is supposed to raise you and teach about love, and everything you need to know in life will greatly affect what type of person you turn into. One of the most heartbreaking things you can go through as a child is watching your mother slowly die and then watching your father struggle to take care of her and provide for the family. Ida went through a lot, her mom was sick and then her mom’s sister Clara came to help out and caused a lot of drama in the family. All the fighting put a lot of stress on young Ida, “Mama charged Clara with sneaking into the house like an enemy, charger that she had always covered papa, berated her for taking advantage of illness to have her way” (283).
Literary Essay: Fever 1793 Laurie Halse Anderson's historical fiction novel, Fever 1793, takes place in the prosperous city of Philadelphia, which at the time was the capital of the United States. In the year 1793, Yellow Fever hit the city of Philadelphia—hard. This epidemic was ripping the city apart, as a result having unruly consequences. This including sorrow, rage, and perhaps the most grievous, fear.
One example is “ Then, just as she's rolling along at her biggest and meanest, McMurphy steps out of the latrine door right in front of her, holding that towel around his hips—stops her dead! She shrinks to about head-high to where that towel covers him, and he's grinning down on her. Her own grin is giving way, sagging at the edges. Good morning, Miss Rat-shed! How's things on the outside?
The non-fiction novel ‘In Cold Blood’ interestingly begins as a fiction novel would-with the author setting up the scene of the gruesome quadruple murder about to take place, unbeknownst to the victims. Capote describes the isolated flatlands of rural Kansas, and introduces the victims and their killers as if they were the main characters of a fictional murder mystery. What immediately struck me is how Capote uses literary techniques like the simultaneous narration of the lives of the killers and victims, and the fragmented retelling of the story not specifically in the order of events, which makes the story read more like a work of fiction than of pure journalism. As one gets engrossed in the book, it gets easier to forget that the story is based on truth and is not just a fictional story born in Capote’s head. Capote also demonstrates his mastery over the ‘thriller and suspense’ genre, detailing the Clutter family’s everyday lives, emotions and experiences but with progressively higher levels of anticipation as the pages go by, employing versions of the omnipresent phrase, ‘and that was their last’ for dramatic effect.
In the book “When You Reach Me” by Rebecca Stead, one theme that is developed through the entirety of the story is: People should not assume things about people, these judgements about people aren't always right. One example were the theme shows is Miranda’s feelings toward Annemarie and Julia. Julia and Annemarie were best friends, and Miranda did not think highly of them at the beginning of the book. Miranda does not like them.
Instead of pitying herself, she decided to be courageous and do her duty- to almost any extent. For example, she was once caught by the Confederate army for spying, and was sentenced to death by hanging. Even so, she stayed calm, never gave up, and improvised her way out. She used her previous acting experience to pretend to be sick. The court allowed her to get better first, but after she had “healed”, she acted weak at court.
so she knew she had to look nice and presentable so that people maybe would treat her with more respect. She really need it the medicine; that is another point that makes the reader know that her grandson was not dead, she had to get the medicine and she did not want anything or anyone to prohhived