Point of View: The novel is narrated by Mattie Cook in the first person. She is only able to speak for herself. The only thoughts and feelings she displays are her own and the story is set wherever she is. Setting: The story takes place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1973. The epidemic hits the city in the late summer months and lasts until December. Mattie lives with with her mother and grandfather above a coffeehouse her family owns. There is little medical knowledge at the time which leads to little control over the virus. They are many africans living free in Philadelphia at the time also. There are also many mentions of the Free African Society. The setting and plot are rather historically accurate and reflect the events of the time period. For example, a yellow fever strain hit Philadelphia in the year 1793 in August. As well as date accuracy, many of the people mentioned were alive at the time. This includes people like, Benjamin Rush, Jean-Pierre Blanchard and George Washington. References to the Free African Society are correct too. The FAS was founded in Philadelphia and actually did help victims of the yellow fever. The last historical accuracy was the hospital at Bush Hill. Main Character: Matilda Cook is an adventurous and independence seeking 14-year old girl. Although she always being pestered by her mother, Mattie loves her mother dearly and worries when her mother does not return home after going the the Luddington’s farm. Mattie struggle with
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In the beginning Grandfather refuses to believe there is a fever until it hit them mother falls ill and they are forced to flee Mattie try’s to stay but mother and grandfather and Eliza force her to go this kills Mattie. But she must go. Grandfather finds a wagon but soon they get kicked off. Mattie finds food but soon realizes that they need more then she falls ill. Mattie wakes in bush hill ( a hospital for the ones with fever) She insists on leaving but is not well enough to go.
In the book, Mattie starts out as a lazy teenager who needs to be told what to do by her over controlling mother, but throughout the story, she becomes more responsible and adult-like. For
Laurie Halse Anderson’s historical fiction novel , Fever 1793, takes place in Philadelphia. Mattie goes throughout the city wondering where everyone is after yellow fever has spread. Then she finds a little girl that will help her with walking around and trying to stay calm. By using emotions and character development, Anderson creates the lesson that when you have someone special in your life, you should never take them for granted.
The novels setting is in August, 1793, Philadelphia. The protagonist Mattie, her mother, and her grandfather all live together in a coffee house that they own when a horrible epidemic breaks across the city killing hundreds of people everyday. Through out the book Mattie has shown that she doesn’t give up even when her loved ones are sick and dying, when there is no one to help her, or when she has to take care of someone else when she can barely take care of herself.
Mattie had so many traumatizing events occur in just a few months, yet she stayed strong and fought through the pain day by day. One of these events were when she tried to leave Philadelphia. Her and her grandfather were on a cart leaving Philadelphia, When they got thrown off because they thought that Mattie’s grandpa had Yellow Fever. All of their belongings were on that cart. Now Mattie and her grandfather faced starvation in the middle of nowhere.
In addition, Chiger utilizes point of view to present her own thoughts and experiences, further pushing the themes. The whole book is written in first person, meaning the author is narrating and explaining everything.
In this paper, I will dispute that in Mary Fisher 's "A Whisper of AIDS" speech, the use of pathos and ethos assists in her demand to end the ignorance, prejudice and silence surrounding HIV/AIDS. I will discuss how she replaces the "face" of AIDS with her own, allowing the conservative crowd to connect with HIV/AIDS. Fisher approaches the speech as an epidemic speech; heavily relying on ethos and pathos she created compassion and connection to an audience that usually shows disinterest and silence on the topic of HIV/AIDS. This paper will also discuss the logos within Fisher 's speech, and how she cleverly surrounds the logos of her argument with pathos and ethos. Although, Fisher has approached the speech as an epidemic, she holds a strong pervasive argument within the speech.
The book Fever 1793 is about a girl named Matilda. She and her mother lived alone above a coffee house in Philadelphia. A lot of people in the city were dying from a horrible disease called yellow fever. Matilda's mother runs the coffee house. I told his father was a carpenter and built the coffee house in 1783 after the war. He died just two months after the coffee house was finished. He fell off a ladder and broke his neck. That's all it was only four years old when her father died. Matilda's mother had a helper name Eliza who cooked in the kitchen. Everyone was waiting for poly Matilda's best friend to come to the coffee house. She was very late. But she wasn't just simply late. She was dead. Polly had taken the fever and died in her bed
The story began with Mathilda in her deathbed. We know that she was writing for her dear friend, which she revealed to be Woodville. Throughout the whole story, it was evident that Matilda was always in despair and grieving. She never felt real affection until her father came when she was sixteen; however, the happiness she felt was short-lived because her father became cold towards her. The idea of death and isolation as solutions to grief are the issues that recur throughout the story. Since Matilda never felt any care nor affection from the people surrounding her, she withdraws back to solitude. She believes that isolation was the solution to her sadness and with Nature, just living alone would be enough. So, when Matilda's father left her
The novel is told in first person by Ethan Wate. Ethan is a typical 16 year-old boy growing up in Gatlin with his parents until his mom passed away the previous summer. His dad had gone mad and was sent to a mental hospital in town. He lives with Amarie Treadeau, nicknamed and better known
This book has a very unusual type of 1st person point of view, because like a movie, there are two character who are experiencing different things at the same time in different situations ;this book is narrated in 1st person point of view because the pronouns “I”, “me”, and “we” are being used. Even though
Point of view is the way the story is being presented. It may be told in first, second, or third person. In the passage, Life At Colony Camp: A Blog, the story is being told in first person by Soledad Suarez. It explains what is going through her mind, and how she feels about traveling to Mars. This allows the reader to understand how she is feeling about the trip. If the passage was told in another point of view, the understanding of the story would change drastically. In the beginning, Soledad is nervous about traveling to Mars. She restates how she is going to miss her old life and friends, and how once they travel to Mars, there is no going back. Soledad informs the readers how she is nervous and scared for the trip. In paragraph 3, it
The point of view is first person. It helps the readers connect with the protagonist more. The advantage to this point of view is that it’s like a direct link between the reader and the protagonist, the reader gets to hear the thought of the narrator and see the story through the narrator’s eyes. It like the reader is personally experiencing the events that unfolds in the book and it creates an intimacy.
She is the vital character of this novel as well as the first long narrative story is about her to the readers. She raised and lost her child even if she is a motherly figure to all other women in Brewster Place. After experencing hardships, losing a child, went away from parents and home. However, she not lose her courage and stands alone with her own legs. In the beginning of the story, Mattie is depicted as a normal woman with usual emotions of a girl. Her stability and confidence are the moral support for other women such as Etta and Ciel. Her generous heart and deep faith represent the best elements not only of Brewster Place but also of African-American women in common. In many ways, Mattie is the bedrock of the Brewster Place community. When Mattie arrives Brewster Place, she knows that it may be her last place to live. However, she does not lose her confidence and by that knowledge. She continues her life enthusiastically in the best way she knows and also give her arms to everyone who meets
The structure of the book is a novel as it has multiple chapters which rules out any other options. The novel is written in the third person as it does not make use of personal pronouns and comes off across as being written from a distance in chapters one and three. The writer is in total control as she is the narrator and the reader does