Feminism In Fever 1793

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In Laurie Halse Anderson’s historical fiction novel, Fever 1793 a naive girl named Mattie undergoes many of life's countless confrontations with the yellow fever spreading rapidly in Philadelphia. Mattie is forced to unhappily endure the death of loved one's, as well as the fever itself. Anderson applies an Epilogue for a better understanding of the theme, always be grateful for family and friends in life.
People should always be thankful and never be ungrateful to who and what they own. However, not everyone feels this way. In Fever 1793 , Mattie and Mother treat each other rather poorly, and later in the story they felt great guilt. Anderson has Mattie exclaim.. “I had just saved her precious quilt from disaster, but would she appreciate it? Of course not” (3) . This reveals that Mattie has negative attitude towards her mother, in addition to Mother having a poor attitude towards Mattie. Some may argue that both characters will always be negative with one another. Clearly, this is not the case because in the end they both realized their mistakes.. In the beginning of Fever 1793 Mattie and her Mother show a negative relationship, whereas the second half of the story, their relationship is good. When Mother
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In Chapter 19 , Mattie, and Grandfather show how much they care for each other. The short, choppy sentences and phrases , “Strong, he whispered. Beautiful. Clever. My sweet Mattie. His eyes closed.” (147 ) expresses how Mattie and Grandfather certainly do not take each other for granted. They cherish, and respect each other. Furthermore, this conveys that Mattie fought for her grandfather, though Grandfather was dying, she fought until the end. The author, Laurie H. Anderson's craft of an epilogue enhances the reader's understanding of the theme. The Epilogue helps the reader understand the theme because it shows what really was fictional and
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