In Katherine Patterson's novel Lyddie, the main character is facing a difficult decision to sign a petition to decrease the number of working hours and decrease the dangerous working conditions. On on hand, she thinks she should sign because of how it is affecting her and her friends, but on the other hand, she could get blacklisted for doing so. Lyddie is working in a mill with harsh working conditions. The air is polluted, humid, and on top of all that, the hours they spend in the crowded room with the looms is over fourteen hours each day. She traveled from her home at the farm, then to a tavern where after being fired, realized the best place to go was to Lowell, Massachusetts.
While there are some reasons why Lyddie should sign the petition, there are more reasons why Lyddie should not sign the petition. Two reasons she should not sign it are, she needs to continue earning money to pay off her father’s debt and signing it could also lead to her being blacklisted. Lyddie cares about herself and many other people. If she does not choose to sign the petition she will be able to do things for her family and for her as well. In this quote Lyddie is saying it while her
While the other girls grumbled that their piece rates had dropped so that it had hardly been worth slaving…” ( Paterson, p. 86) The implication is, Lyddie is not paid by the hour, but also from how much fabric she makes. Other factory girls are not even increasing their pay, in fact their pay is only lowering. In addition to the other girls not even going to budge working because of their low pay, Lyddie has a chance to get the money she needs to reunite with her family. Therefore, if Lyddie were to sign the petition, her pay will only decrease. Lyddie is already making a good amount of money, signing the petition will only slow her down, and even worse, Lyddie could be dismissed leaving her with debt.
There is a petition going around that supports going on a strike and Lyddie doesn 't know if she should sign it. Some people believe that Lyddie should not sign the petition because she is less likely to lose her job or more importantly, money. Lyddie should sign the petition because if she does, her work could become safer
She has to do favors for the boss and if she doesn’t follow his orders she is fired. This situation happened a lot back then and there wasn’t anything they could do. The working conditions in the slaughterhouse was an issue too. The working conditions were just horrible. Dead rats and insects all around the working area.
The people in charge have found out about Diana's little petition and they lower the pay to show that they will not raise the price back up until the rebellious behavior ceases. On page 86 lyddie talks about how the pay has gone down in the mill. The text states “while the other girls grumbled that their pay rates had gone down, so it had hardly been worth working through the summer heat. Lyddie kept her silence. That shows that herself and the others may start to waive from the petition.Lyddie is wanting to be independent and find a good job to support her family besides the mill, then she is reassured by a new friend .
People make decisions everyday, but sometimes there are hard decisions that could change our lives forever. In the book Lyddie by Katherine Patterson a girl named Lyddie that lived during the Industrial Revolution worked in a mill in Lowell. Lyddie worked in some pretty bad working conditions and workers wanted better working conditions so they started a petition. Lyddie is wondering if she should sign the petition, but if she does she could get fired and lose the money that she needs for the dept on the farm back home, and also maybe if she signs it that may help in getting better working conditions. While there are reasons Lyddie should not sign the petition, there are more reasons why Lyddie should sign the petition for better hours and wages, and also for a better working environment.
Debra stated that she feared for her granddaughter 's safety. Devon ( Debra 's granddaughter) had called Debra saying that Levi Kirkgard had pushed her to the ground and laid on top of her. Angela Vanblaricom ( Devon 's mother) had to yell at Levi to get off of Devon. Debra stated that this had taken place around September 19th, 2015 but was not positive on the date. Debra was upset that she could not go to see her granddaughter at any given time and that Angela’s ex only gets to spend weekends with them.
Lyddie was sent away to work to earn money for her family and her farm. She hasn 't seen her family in 2 years and is still working hard to collect money to get her cabin back, which is in debt. When Lyddie meets Diana Goss, who was a girl working with Lyddie in the factory, Diana introduces her to a petition, that could change her life for the better, or for the worse. Should Lyddie sign the petition for a happier, healthier life, but could get blacklisted, or should Lyddie suffer for a few more years to get the money she needs? Some people might state that she shouldn 't sign the petition because the job has decent pay and that Lyddie doesn 't mind and is only focusing on one goal- money.
But at the same time out of concern, she limited her daughter to participate in civil movement Moody 's mother was constantly bearing children despite living in poverty. Throughout the book, moody never seems to understand behind her mother 's life choices. This was one of the reasons that drove Moody to succeed in her academic achievement and go against her mother wishes and get involved in civil rights movements. For moody, her mother was a reminder of what her future would be if she didn’t thrive for change in her community. After becoming an active member of the NAACP, Toosweet used to get threats from local sheriff that moody must not return to
What would you do if you were forced to work 11chours a day jus as a kid? That’s what Lyddie had to do in the novel Lyddie by Kathrine Paterson. In this novel, Lyddie decides to go to the Concord Corporation and work as a mill girl to pay off the debts on her farm and reunite her family. She then meets her roommates: Betsy, Amelia, and Prudence. However, Lyddie then finds out that terrible working conditions, long hours, and even harassment are key reasons why she shouldn’t work there.
Curley’s wife begins to regret living on the ranch with Curley. She starts to regret living there because of the way they treat her. And also because she could be doing better in her life instead of sitting around being bored and only being able to associate with Curley. Curley’s wife states “ I tell you I aint used to livin’ like this, I coulda made somethin’ of myself.” (Steinbeck 88). They treat her wrong because in this novella they only calls her Curley’s wife they never called her by her name so no one will ever know what it was.
By doing this she explains how working-class parents were afraid for their child to enter the real world because they felt they might grow to be ashamed of their background, or they wouldn’t want to return home, or only come home to prove that their life will be better than their parents. “Class realities separated me from fellow students” (Hooks 419). In most class meetings, class disparity was not a topic of discussion and Hooks never discussed how she began to feel a sense of guilt when she thought about the brown skin Filipina women who got paid to clean the college living areas or how she tried to make an effort to send money home to help her mother out. Even though Hooks knew she would be receiving a good education she also knew she had the option to rebel at any
Elizabeth a woman who worked with Abigail at her home once but got fired has stopped going to church. Abigail doubts that Elizabeth doesn 't like her because she would not work like a slave. Parris asks everyone why other families have not hired Abigail if Elizabeth was lying. Mrs. Putnam states that their daughter, Ruth, is the same
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.