Laurie Halse Anderson’s historical fiction novel, Fever 1793 takes place in Philadelphia in 1793, during the yellow fever epidemic. Mattie is the daughter of Lucille Cook, and is extremely lazy at first. As the story progresses, she becomes more mature and more responsible for her own needs, as well as others’ needs. By using description and character development, Anderson shows that putting others before yourself is an important thing in life to learn how to do, especially with lives on the line.
Throughout Fever 1793 several characters experience significant challenges or adverse situations but the one character that I think experienced the most challenges and was faced with the most adversity was Mattie. Grandfather’s death is when Mattie was faced with the most adversity. She changed a lot after his death, she became mentally stronger. Also, I learned a lot about life from Mattie’s response to her grandfather’s death.
Laurie Anderson’s historical fiction book, Fever 1793, takes place in Philadelphia during the 1700s. This book mentions about a girl and her family living during the Yellow Fever epidemic. Throughout the story Mattie loses and gains family members while they are trying to protect her. Mattie goes through one of the worst epidemics in the history of Philadelphia, and her family tries to take care of her during it. Anderson uses description and imagery in the story to portray the theme, family is always trying to protect each other.
Why must you be so horrid?”(16). Rumors of fever were spreaded throughout the city and Mattie was ignorant and was oblivious on getting the fever. Later on in the story she gets yellow fever and it slowly alters her personality. This illustrates that in the beginning Mattie only cared for herself. While some might argue with her caring
The Conflict of Fever 1793 and Characters In Fever 1793 the setting, plot, and characters all revolved around one summer in Philadelphia in the year 1793. The summer was met with a deadly disease with rising temperatures. It was called the yellow fever. Now, there were conflicts within the story. Mattie, the main protagonist, had a strange battle with herself.
Trying to forget the horrible past of what had went down in 1793. Mattie used to be lazy, and careless, but now she 's brave and responsible. She was all alone after her grandfather died, she went through someone trying to rob their home, she had to take care of a child, a little girl, seeing her loved ones die, and her life how she knew it and was used to vanish right before her eyes, see dead people on the streets, not very kept up graves in which they piled bodies in a huge hole and buried them. Her grandfather was one of them. There are no cases in America as of right now, and there is no cure for it either.
Pd.2 Compare and Contrast Yellow Fever Doctors In Philadelphia in 1793, a disease that filled the whole town with terror broke out and struck the world, yellow fever. The disease spread rapidly and killed an estimated 2,000-5,000 people. Long ago, the best doctors in America lived in Philadelphia during this epidemic disease. They studied yellow fever as best as they could with their prior knowledge from previous diseases.
Not only has this epidemic dispatched numerous people it made them suffer to the point where it was unbearable to handle. Philadelphia under Siege: The Yellow Fever of 1793 is an article that states, “The number of deaths changed from ten victims a day in August to one hundred a day in October.” As a result
Throughout the novel Mattie faces a decision of whether or not she should break her mother's promise. When Ma died, Mattie made a promise to stay and take care of her younger siblings. “As I turned to go, I nearly trod on the body of a young robin half hidden in the grass. Its wings were twisted and bent. Its body stiff and bloodied.
Mattie believes right from the beginning that she is the one that needs to avenge her father’s death. She believes that she needs to do it by herself, not involving anyone else. That way she knows that everything was done right, in the way she planned and wants. That way no one can stop her from doing what is
In the historical fiction novel Fever 1793, the story takes place in Philadelphia in the 1790’s. A Yellow fever epidemic turns the city upside down and forces Matilda to become an independent girl. The author Laurie Halse Anderson makes smart author's craft decisions that emphasize the theme independence and maturity. Foreshadowing and visualization are just two examples the author demonstrated to support the theme. From the beginning to the end of this story, we can see the change in Matilda, the main character. By using foreshadowing and visualization, Laurie Halse Anderson was able to craft a storyline that shows the change in the main character and impacts its readers.
We couldn’t have gone on like we was today we was going backwards instead of forwards- talking ‘bout killing babies and wishing each other was dead… When it gets like that in life- you just got to do something different, push on out and do something bigger…” Mama is the one who keeps the family together by doing something different when times are tough. Mama influences the plot in a positive way and tells everyone how it is to make them understand why she does what she does and what’s going on in their family. Lena Younger in one of the most positively influential characters in the book.
In the story, the yellow fever hits Mattie and her family hard, causing the loss of her grandfather. Although this was very hard for Mattie, she later comes to build up her life and is able to put her dreams into action. She is able to reopen the coffeehouse with Eliza, which was her dream from the beginning. Without the fever hitting Philadelphia, Mattie would have never acquired the amount of independence and responsibility that she needed to run the coffeehouse and fulfill her dreams. For example, the author, Laurie Halse Anderson has Mattie state, “Looking down the peaceful street, it seemed no one could imagine the terror we had all endured. ...
The American-French Doctors in Philadelphia, 1793, tried to treat yellow fever. Foreign ships brought the deadly infected mosquitoes to America. People got this disease by blood to blood contact, which is when an infected mosquito bites someone, and then bites another. Now, because of this blood to blood contact, over 4000 people died. So now, let 's get to the facts.