A last goodbye Mattie had to suffer was with Nell, an orphaned little girl that Mattie took under her wing and took care of. Mother Smith convinced Mattie that she had to take Nell to the orphanage instead of continuing to take care of her. Mattie could not say this goodbye, and the orphanage did not have anymore room. This teaches the reader that sometimes you do not
This point of view shapes the way the author presents the material, because we do not know the thoughts and feelings of Lucy or Eliza. I believe the author wasn't bias, because a reasonable amount of people died from the epidemic. For instance, Nell's parents and Joseph's wife passed away from yellow fever instead of no one passing away. I believe the author feels that when her ideas are presented, she is interested. I believe she feels this way, because this is an interesting topic.
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 historical fiction story Fever 1793 takes place during the summer of 1793 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is the beginning of the yellow fever epidemic but everything is normal for Matilda Cook until her mother gets the fever. The mother and daughter are separated and Matilda must get through many challenges and losses to survive the fever. Anderson uses figurative language and emotions/feelings to show a lesson about caring for others times of need. In Fever 1793, Eliza cares more for others than herself during the fever.
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
Evan Freeman 6/29/16 P.1 Style Analysis Essay In the book Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury uses style to convey multiple meanings inside his work. For example on the very first page in the book he says that “It was a pleasure to see things burnt and eaten.”(3). This quote tells us that most people in the main characters society are obsessed with fire and what it does to things such as books. The way that Bradbury uses tone in his book can be described as being very dark. When Montag comes home from his long day at work he notices that his wife has overdosed on her sleeping pills(12).
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.
In response to her mother’s harsh words, the subject simply replies, “I was not allowed to do high school cheap and now I’m doin cheap” (19.4). The implication being that she made this choice intentionally. Modernism describes this as a Byronic Hero; someone who “appeals to society by standing apart from society, superior yet wounded or unrewarded” (Craig White's Literature Courses). The Harris poem evokes contradicting feelings of rebelliousness, and acceptance; it speaks of taking control of your life by letting go.
This week I read the poem, “Apron Strings” by Beth Gylys, the author of the poetry collection “Close to the Shore”, published by Michigan State University Press. From what I gathered about this poem, it is about a businesswoman that lives life in the fast lane in order to provide a decent life for her young children, but due to her rat race lifestyle that she is caught up in, she is unable to spend quality time with her family, and as a result her child is affected by this. This poem starts off with clear intentions. The lines about burnt dinner, multiple watches that were wound too tight, and forgotten lists left on countertops, all are vivid images that establish a scene of a frantic lifestyle of a busy woman that doesn’t have
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).
The first essay I chose to read was called I Am in Dementia Prison with My Mom, Janet had no prior knowledge or understanding as to why her mother’s health, mind, and thought process was deteriorating. She couldn’t come to terms with her mom being mental sick and when she did she had help and support from her entire family. The second was titled Transferring Mom was New, But Restlessness and Inactivity Kindled her Agitation. Against her and he husband better judgment she took her mom to the store. I believe she did this because she did not want to tell her mom no, as a caregiver, especially to a loved one sometime following your intuition and saying no can be difficult being I may feel like you are taking away their rights as a person.