Love And Family In Fever, 1793

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The Love and Family of Fever, 1793 The Yellow Fever epidemic was a real issue that occurred in Philadelphia during the year of 1793. In the novel, “Fever, 1793” by Laurie Halse Anderson, the theme of love and family has been exhibited through the main protagonist, Matilda when she takes care of Lucille when she contracts yellow fever, when she and Grandfather help each other survive, and when she takes in a little orphan girl named Nell. Continuing on, Matilda and Grandfather venture themselves into the country and are struggling but they help each other survive. When the two are low on food, and Grandfather has a summer grippe, he wants Matilda to get food at a nearby farm but she expresses her denial by saying, “I can’t leave
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