Laurie Halse Anderson’s historical fiction novel, Fever 1793, appears in the city of Philadelphia. Matilda Cook, a young girl, lived in a coffeehouse with her widowed mother and grandfather. Soon disease breaks out and clears the streets of Philadelphia. Using descriptive language and inner thoughts Laurie Halse creates a message that when there are hardships in life you change.
“Thousands of our noble soldiers have gladly given up their lives for their country. Should I hesitate to do as much?” This is a direct quote from the famous heroine, Pauline Cushman. She was a courageous Union spy and American actress. Not only was she a mother of three, but she also had a total of three husbands. Pauline wouldn’t let anything stop her, not near death experiences, not a sentence to execution, not anything. Pauline Cushman focused on the task at hand and put aside any of her fears and doubts.
This book is about a girl named Mattie Cook, who lives above a coffee shop in Philadelphia. It was all okay until the Fever broke out. Disease spread everywhere, and then everything changed. Her mother gets the disease first, but fortunately lives through it but sadly her grandfather doesn’t. Mattie loses a lot of close ones, like her friend Polly. She has a friend names Nathaniel Benson who fancys her and she feels the same way, but he is off with the Peale family who is a painter, he works for them as in assistant. He doesn 't catch anything because he away and safe. In the book there are actual quotes and letters from actual people from that time on each chapter.The setting was in 1793. Here 's a quote from chapter three; “Oh then the hands of the pitiful mother
I believe Harriet Tubman is the most admirable women in history. Harriet Tubman Made so many contributions to the civil war and helped save so many people's lives. To begin, Harriet Tubman had been abused as a child. Harriet was beaten and whipped as a child, even after this traumatic experience, she never gave up fighting for what she believed was right. Eventually, she was the conductor of the Underground Railroad. Harriet Tubman led hundreds of slaves to freedom as the conductor. She motivated the tired, starving slaves to keep going and reminded them of freedom. Next, she became known as "the Moses of her people" because she risked her life so many times to save other lives. After saving hundreds of slaves, she never left one behind. She
Laurie Halse Anderson’s historical fiction novel, Fever 1793 takes place in Philadelphia in 1793, during the yellow fever epidemic. Mattie is the daughter of Lucille Cook, and is extremely lazy at first. As the story progresses, she becomes more mature and more responsible for her own needs, as well as others’ needs. By using description and character development, Anderson shows that putting others before yourself is an important thing in life to learn how to do, especially with lives on the line.
The author Laurie Halse Anderson introduced character Matilda Cook in her book Fever 1793. Yellow Fever is a disease that overwhelmed the city of Philadelphia, the home of Matilda Cook. No one really knows how it all started, it could have been the rotten coffee at the port, or the fleeing French. Who ever or what whatever it was, it happened and it affected Mattie in a big way. The biggest thing that affected her was, that her grandfather died in an accident with robbers. The second biggest thing that happened with her was that her mom and her friends got sick. Then things got better with Mattie, she met up with her old cook Eliza, her old crush Nathaniel Benson, and Mother Smith to reopen the coffee shop. This step was successful and the
During the colonial period, numerous new things were taking place, people were gaining independence and literature was developing. By 1763 there were over 12,000 separate works published in North America. Both Chronicle of the Narvaez Expedition and Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson detail the author’s journeys during certain period of their lives. Religious devotion is apparent throughout both books in many different ways. Rowlandson and de Vaca look to God for comfort, to help them meet their needs and to guide them.
Fever 1793 was written by Laurie Halse Anderson. Matilda (the daughter of Ms. Cook) and her family endured many hardships during the yellow fever epidemic. During the epidemic, many people died and moved out of city because of how dangerous it was at the time. Some hardships that Mattie and her family encountered were: losing her grandfather, being separated from her mother, and being judged for opening the coffeehouse. These three reasons show that Matilda and her family endured many hardships. “Obstacles do not block the path, they are the path.”
Have you helped someone? Did someone help you? My mom always says to help someone that needs help. In Fever 1793 Laurie Halse Anderson shows us that the theme is helping others. When Mattie's mother needs help when she got sick with the yellow fever Mattie helped her to try to get her better. The author Laurie Halse Anderson shows Mattie helping her mother get better that is helping someone.
The novel, Fever, written by Laurie Halse Anderson, tells the story of a young girl named Matilda. She grows up in the bustling city of Philadelphia during 1793, a time in which yellow fever is running rampant. Matilda lives above a coffeehouse with her mother, grandfather, and a feisty orange cat, named Silas. The coffeehouse shop her family runs soon becomes tainted with pestilence after her mother is taken ill. Matilda finds herself living in contentment one moment and fearing to live the next. At 14 she is a levelheaded thinker. Matilda learns the value of what she once took for granted along with the importance of family. She finds herself growing up much sooner than expected as she faces great loss and suffering. The story follows Matilda
The Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson is a well-crafted book with many historical facts and a very interesting plot line. With 243 pages of will thought out historical grabber, the book brings life into the characters and even the reader. Though Laurie Halse Anderson never wanted to be a writer, she prefers writing as a hobby. Laurie Halse Anderson really wanted to have a history profession, for she thinks that history fascinates her. However, when she notice students and teachers in her university notice her writing, she became a freelance reporter. After and during this time, she began to write many books of history. One of the books Fever 1793, was inspired when she read a newspaper
Marie St. Care is a women of strong will, strong options and she possess some serious character defects. Marie whines a lot and is always complaining about the slaves, her attitude toward slavery is horrible. She hates having slaves around her house and believes that slaves are degraded creatures. She doesn’t even know why she keeps them since slaves are such a hassle and so selfish. One slave in particular is a slave named Mammy, Marie is always saying that Mammy is sleeps too much stating that she should have enough energy to finish her chores and not have someone else do it for her so she can rest. Marie always catches her nodding off so Mammy must have had enough rest since she is always sleeping. Marie also claims that the slaves must
The three texts, “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh” by Ray Bradbury, Soldier’s Heart by Gary Paulsen and Civil War Journal by Louisa May Alcott share the common theme of importance of an individual’s contribution during the Civil War. The main character, Joby, from “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh’ contributed to the Civil War by leading the whole army of soldiers into battle. Charley from Soldier’s Heart contributed during the Civil War by volunteering to fight in the war, as a soldier. Louisa May Alcott, the main character and author of Civil War Journal aided the wounded soldiers, as a nurse. Therefore, these three stories all bring the significance of an independent’s Civil War contribution to life.
Werewolf Sabrina Kelly longs to put her family 's brutal slaying by a demon behind her. Finding her destined mate might bring her solace...though in her heart, she knows she only wants her long-time friend Michael Anderson. Instinct tells Sabrina he desires her as strongly as she craves him, yet still he pushes her away....