In the historical fiction novel Fever 1793, the story takes place in Philadelphia in the 1790’s. A Yellow fever epidemic turns the city upside down and forces Matilda to become an independent girl. The author Laurie Halse Anderson makes smart author's craft decisions that emphasize the theme independence and maturity. Foreshadowing and visualization are just two examples the author demonstrated to support the theme. From the beginning to the end of this story, we can see the change in Matilda, the main character.
portrays the stories of fictional Haitian character’s struggles and how they overcome great odds through hope. The death of a parent causes devastating pain and can leave many hopeless. Though remembering that hope exists through the next generation can keep you going . An example of hope through the next generation is presented in chapter “Nineteen Thirty-Seven”. In the year 1937 a pregnant daughter (who is referred to only as “Manman”, meaning mother) and her mother had to flee the Dominican Republic to Haiti during the Parsley Massacre.
The imagery of fire in this example is used as a metaphor for slavery and the lasting impact it has on the world. Later in the novel, Akua, who is raised by a conservative missionary community, thinks to herself “[the yam] was a hungry sound, the sound of oil swallowing whatever it was given” (178) while cooking dinner. The description of Akua cooking her food is a metaphor for slavery. Similar to how the yam is swallowed by the oil, people’s lives are also destroyed by slavery. Akua often has dreams about fire and states “It’s the fire.
Phoebe Internal and external In the novel “Walk Two Moons” by Sharon Creech, Phoebe faces internal and external conflict that change Phoebe and her life forever. First Phoebe tries to make up ways that someone forced her Mrs.Winterbottom to leave instead of realizing Mrs.Winterbottom left without telling her or any of her family.Next Phoebe finds her mom and the lunatic kissing on the bench at Mike's school.Finally Mrs.Winterbottom brings mike home and Phoebe finds out she has a half brother. After all the positive and some negative stuff that happen in her family, Phoebe struggles with thinking positively about all the things that has happened to her family. First when Phoebe’s mother leaves unexpectedly one morning, causing internal and external conflicts for Phoebe and her family. In fact, Phoebe makes unrealistic ways why her mother left, then not accepting her mother left because she was not happy with who she was.
Almost all stories follow the archetypal hero quest, dating back to the first stories ever told. And by acknowledging and analysing the stages of the quest, the reader can further understand the character’s journey. The book Girl With a Pearl Earring, by Tracy Chevalier, begins in 1664 in Delft, a small town in the Netherlands. It follows the archetypal quest of a young girl named Griet and her journey to adulthood as she takes on the responsibility and trials as working as a housemaid for the painter Johannes Vermeer and his family, after her father lost his sight in an accident. Dealing with the trials the household offers and her own personal struggles, Griet has to find a way to navigate her priorities.
Shockingly, she walks downstairs after fleeing from her friends’ horrible news, and her husband walks in the door. As he walks in, Josephine screams and falls down dead; the happiness that she had felt was too much for her weak heart. Likewise, “A Rose for Emily,” written by William Faulkner, opens on a woman, Emily Grierson, except this time the woman is already dead. The story is told from the perspective of the townspeople, a collective “we.” They recount when she was exempted from her taxes, and then when she refused to pay them after the death of the person who remitted her. Then, the townspeople go back further to a time when Emily’s house had a stench so foul, a judge was consulted about what to do; it was decided that a few townspeople would stealthily sprinkle lime about her property in order to not confront her and seem discourteous.
On the third day she returned to the festival with the most dazzling dress and danced with the prince. When she wanted to return home she ran over tar that the prince put on the stair and her slipper stuck but she escaped. The prince swore to only marry the lady who fit the slipper. The eldest stepsister tried first but could not fit the shoe so she cut her
I kissed them slightly, and turned away” (Jacobs, 79). This is the moment that Linda Brent left her children, Ellen and Ben with her grandmother at her house to get away from Mr. Flint who was sexually abusing her. This moment can compare to the article that talks about motherhood and help readers understand what Harriet Jacobs message throughout the novel was about being a slave mother. The article Motherhood as Resistance in Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl breaks down all the parts of Harriet Jacobs life that has to do with motherhood and also explains to the readers about what one of the outcomes is to being a slave which is “Enslaved women and their children could be separated at any time, and even if they belonged to the same owner, strict labor polices and plantation regulations severely limited the development of their relationships” (Li, 14). No matter who you are when the time comes you and your children will be separated from each other and possibly never see them again or at least for an extremely long time.
In the story Ashes of Roses written by MJ Auch, point of view contributes to the overarching theme. The story begins with a young girl named Rose immigrating from Ireland, to the U.S., through Ellis Island. During one of the inspections, Rose’s little brother Joseph is denied entry due to the disease Trachoma. Rose, her two younger sisters, and her mother enter N.Y. by themselves. During the entry to N.Y. through Ellis Island, immigrants were required to have relatives in the city to pick them up.
She cried to her mother’s grave and the birds gave her fine dresses, shoes, and lavish accessories to go to the ball for three days, where she meets the prince, falls in love, and later lives happily ever after. The Disney version is about a young girl who is raised by her stepmom because both of her parents died and is forced to be a maid and wait on her step- family’s hand and foot. She attended the ball, despite her wicked stepmother and her ugly daughters, and meets the prince, fell in love and had to leave because the clock struck midnight, which was the time all the magical things her fairy godmother gave her would turn
The Witch of Blackbird Pond is a great historical fiction book set in the late 17th century following the story of 16 year old Kit Tyler starting when she comes to the colonies from Barbados after her grandfather’s death. She quickly learns that her fiery personality and upbringing conflicts with the town of Wethersfield’s environment. Soon, Kit finds herself being courted by William Ashby, a rich and influential town member and her cousin, Judith, pursues John Holbrook, a divinity student. After failing to help her other cousin Mercy teach children reading Kit meets a Quaker woman named Hannah Tupper, a supposed witch. A terrible disease plagues the youth of Wethersfield and the townsfolk attack Hannah claiming she cursed the town; Hannah