Quotes From Fever 1793

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In the novel, Fever 1793, by Laurie Halse Anderson, we follow our main character, Matilda or Mattie Cook, as she grows to maturity throughout the course of the novel. At the beginning of the novel, Mattie is shown as being immature. Infact, one of the first lines in the novel is Mattie’s mother yelling at Mattie to wake up, and that she’s quote, “...sleeping the day way.”(1). Mattie then, after getting up for a second time, decides to clean her face later or, “...perhaps next December,”(3). Mattie proceeds to complain while she’s working in the garden about being called ‘Little,’ “Little Mattie, indeed. I was big enough to be ordered around like an unpaid servant. Big enough for mother to grumble about finding me a husband.”(12). Mattie begins
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