Laurie Halse Anderson’s historical fiction book, Fever 1793, takes place in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is the story of Matilda Cook (Mattie) and her family, and the hardships they go through in the time period when Yellow Fever had struck. In the book, it teaches that during tough times, it is important to step up and take charge. This can be seen through the impact on the characters and author’s craft.
In this chapter, Foster discusses the importance of viewing a story from the perspective of the character. This accounts for fully understanding the character’s background and weighing that with the current occurrences. After taking into account Laila’s familial and religious background along with her new situation with Rasheed, this passage has a lot more weight. In the situation Laila is in right now, she likely feels repressed and alone. Because of this, she confides in her memories with Tariq.
At long last, she finally decided to put the card in an envelope, and mail it back to Nicole. Beneath Nicole’s signature, she added her own name, and the date, Christmas 1970 on it. Inside she tucked a little note: ‘Because Jesus is the reason for the season, and I’m too frugal to throw this gorgeous card away, I’ve gifted it back to you, dear Sis, and hope it brightens your
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.
In the novel, the main character Dana is stuck in a time where she is prejudiced because of her skin color and has to rely on those around her to survive and find a way back home. Butler wrote this idea in Kindred as a way to display the central theme of the story. In Kindred, Octavia Butler describes survival as putting trust in others and making descisions one might regret otherwise; Dana’s personal decisions not only affected her, but Rufus, Alice, and Kevin as
After reading the book The Other Wes Moore many themes seem to nudge at you to realize many things that happen that you might not notice in everyday life. One of the life lessons that really plays a role in my life is loss, faith, and redemption. Loss. This word can mean different things depending on the person and their experiences. Loss might mean an event that causes immoderate feelings of despondency.
Anne Bradstreet’s three elegies for her grandchildren are very sanding and have many similarities, as well as differences. The three poems by Bradstreet are titled, “In Memory of My Dear Grandchild, Elizabeth Bradstreet, Who Deceased August, 1665, Being a Year and a Half Old," " In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Anne Bradstreet, Who Deceased June 20, 1669, Being Three Years and Seven Months Old," and "On My Dear Grandchild Simon Bradstreet, Who Died on 16 November, 1669, Being But a Month, and One Day Old.” In the very first poem, it would seem her first grandchild had pasted away at a year and a half old. Bradstreet’s talk about how God gives and takes away.
Life is full of inevitable change ad it is not always easy in order to understand our lives and ourselves, we much understand the sacrifices need to be made and this can mean having to face the unknown. Harwood’s collection of poetry explores the understanding that comes with change, despite the challenges it presents. Through her use of memories and the experience of losing what is valued in life, Harwood teaches readers that although the inevitable changes of life will not come easy, it is important to find ways to cope and move on with our lives. Being introduced to new aspects in life such as; marriage and children, a part of our lives can be taken away and sacrifices are to be made. “The Lions Bride” gives readers the understanding of a female point of aspect when life is changed
In the article “Let it go!” by Judith Sills it says that “ past hurts and old injustices have a way of keeping us stuck in our tracks, unable to move forward or experience joy. It can take a radical reboot to get past yesterday. Here how… It’s the shadow cast by the pain in your past—the parent who wasn’t there, the ex who betrayed , the boss who humiliated you or perhaps you’re stuck in place by the unhappy residue of your own bad choices”. This all ties into the theme because at the end of the story “Where are you going, Where have you been” nobody really knows what happen to Connie the main character at the end.
I pray that this is my calling and my purpose in life, but even if it isn’t, I do feel R. Irizarry Session 1 Journal that my journey to find out has just begun. I want to be a part of the healing process, not only for my veteran brothers and sisters, but for anyone that reaches out for help. With my recent loss of my father, I have found myself questioning so many things. But I do know in my heart that the answers that I need will come on his timing and not mine.
It makes me wonder if I truly have the identity that God says I have. As a result of questioning so many parts of my life, I begin to feel inadequate or like I am messed up because I tend to waver back and forth between one belief and the other. For instance, one day I may be completely confident in my identity in Christ, but one negative interaction with a friend (or even a stranger) can trigger my anxiety, which triggers my insecurity, which triggers my questioning, which triggers my feelings of inadequacy, and the cycle repeats
The once “fairytale” like expectations on relationships and love came tumbling down as reality set in. This shifting of tones towards love could symbolize many different things; it could symbolize the the transformation of innocent, naive Yolanda into skeptical, emotionally unavailable Yolanda, or the possible life that lies ahead of her and her constant longing for intimacy, or it could even be foreshadowing the possible growing apart that her once close knit family will experience. The utilization of
This makes the themes of belonging and family even more prominent. Foreshadowing is used within these flashbacks, as the events that occur in these begin to mirror those happening to Taylor. Readers discover that Hannah has also struggled with belonging, as in chapter 14 Hannah (Narnie) speaks of how she doesn’t know what to do since Webb’s disappearance. This foreshadows Taylor’s journey, as losing those close to her resulted in her lack of self-belonging.
This shows that Harper realizes that life has its downfalls, but in order to be happy we must remind ourselves of the good that is left to come. When we go through something traumatic we change a great deal whether we realize it or not. The emotional pain that is experienced is the feelings of going through the motions and allowing ourselves to be the person we are ultimately meant to be. As the Mormon mother explains to Harper in her