In Laurie Halse Anderson’s historical fiction novel Fever 1793, a young girl named Mattie has to go through many hardships due to the Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia. Mattie has to experience many deaths, losses, and even the fever herself. Anderson uses repetition and quotes at the beginning of chapters to express the theme, which is that goodbyes are difficult but can give the person saying those goodbyes valuable characteristics and can later on help them. One theme that represents Fever 1793 is that goodbyes are difficult, but can change the person having to say goodbye for the better. During the novel, Mattie has to say goodbye many times.
Her father was repairing something and he fell of a ladder, broke his neck, and died. Matilda and her family slowly begin to hear about the fever and that it is affecting more and more people daily. Her mother slowly doesn’t let Matilda have as much freedom as she had because she wants to protect her daughter. Matilda fins out she that her friend Polly who worked with them at the shop has
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.
First Thoughts When I first started reading Fever 1793, I already expected it to be an exceptional book. Since there was suspense of family and friends catching yellow fever, it made the book extremely intriguing. The book, Fever 1793, was about a girl named Matilda Cook, whose town got infested with a terrible pestilence called yellow fever. Like Matilda, I have had the feeling of losing my grandfather. Although I have never been to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, there has been a severe flu season this year.
After reading the novel The Secret Life of Bees, it would be easy to think that the main theme is discrimination or family, but in reality it is actually focused on the toll that mental illness takes on a family. The protagonist of this novel, Lily Owens, has always had a troublesome life. Both her parents, Terrence Owens, also known as T. Ray, and Deborah Fontanel are ridden with illness, sadly caused from each other. Lily also meets a new family in this novel after running away from her cruel father who abuses her. This family is also dealing with mental illness.
Rebellion, as defined by the Oxford Dictionary, is “the action or process of resisting authority, control, or convention”. This is showcased in the novel Fever 1793, by Laurie Halse Anderson, through the unconventional behavior and society-defying actions of Mattie Cook, a fourteen-year-old girl living in Philadelphia in the late 1700s. The city is soon ravaged with yellow fever, a disease that tears families, friends, and society apart. Mattie’s family and friends, such as Mother, Polly, Eliza, and Nathaniel, accompany Mattie through her adversities and triumphs, as well as illustrate the rifts in society at the time. Social class divisions are represented similarly in Fever 1793 to history with the concept that various social classes would
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.
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.
Miss Strangeworth writes these letters because she thinks that by doing so she is protecting her town by warning them about evil things that may be going on. 2.Explain the last line of the Story. In the last line of the story, they are getting back at Miss Strangeworth for all of the letters she has sent over the years. I believe the reason for this is because by writing these letters, she is getting in people's personal space and making assumptions that may not be true. They get back at her by killing her roses and I believe the reason why they chose to kill the roses is because they knew it meant a lot to her since her grandmother planted them and her mom took good care of them.
The book Still Alice by Lisa Genova, is about the power of disease and how it physically and emotionally affects the protagonist Alice. The ignorance towards Alzheimer's patients makes them feel isolated from the world, attesting to the fact that it is important to ensure them that they are still loved. Research shows that more than two third of people diagnosed with dementia experience a feeling of isolation from other people(Ranosa). Alice is dealing with mental issues and try’s to commit suicide, by swallowing all the pills in the bottle. Furthermore, Alice's husband said, “I’m going to hire a home health", a sign that her family members are starting to find difficult, to take care of her (Genova 261).
Like many before her, she carried her poverty into adulthood, doing odd jobs with periods of homelessness and hunger. But more disturbing is that poverty is now starting to take its toll on her children, especially her eldest daughter. Metcalf says she recently tried to run away from home in the middle of the night.” This article appeals to emotion by focusing on metcalf and her story. It doesn’t focus on any other person the author is trying to tell a specific story to appeal to the reader. The way the author structures the article affects the effectiveness of the article by appealing to a certain audience.
While the book Chains talks about a thirteen year old girl, Isabel, fighting to gain what is rightfully hers, freedom. Although these books seem very different they do convey similar messages. One of these themes that can be pointed out is acts of heroism where scarifies of oneself for the better good of the people were made in both books. In An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 many doctors sacrificed their lives to save others and find a cure, as did a few black Americans. In addition, the mayor stood along his fellow citizens and he decided something has to be done enable to save his town.