Fever,1793 by Laurie Hale’s Anderson is a historical fiction book about yellow fever. Fever is about a girl named Mattie and her family, and how the get through the pestilence. The reader, believes the theme is to never give up, even in the hard times. The reasons why the reader believes this is the theme, is because perseverance can help you survive through the hard times, even when it would be easier to give up its better to persevere, and when you persevere you reach your goals.
In the book Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson the character, Matilda Cook, who is also known as Mattie, is a fourteen-year-old girl, who lives with her family above a coffeehouse in Philadelphia. Her family consist of her mom, grandfather, a parrot named King George, and her orange cat named Silas. She goes through an emotional journey because she had to handle lots of things on her own, and deal with situations she has never thought would come upon her. However, at the same time she goes through a physical journey because the way she acts and thinks changes throughout the story. Also, she loses the stubbornness that she had at the beginning of the novel and gained maturity throughout her journey.
At some point in a person's life, they must make the transition from childhood to adulthood. Many of a persons early life experiences can contribute to this transition, even if it is the simplest of things. Yellow Fever hit Philadelphia hard in 1793. It also hit hard in the book Fever: 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson. In this book, fourteen year-old Mattie Cook?s life gets turned upside-down when Yellow Fever strikes Philadelphia. In her adventure, Mattie must show responsibility, and experience the pain of death before she matures into an adult.
"Stay strong things will get better, it might be stormy now, but it can't rain forever". Sometimes in life you are given something that makes you say "what" and "what am I supposed to do now"? But you can get through it. Life is full of obstacles and people always find ways through it. This lesson is found everywhere, even in books. This lesson is found in, Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson. The books about a young girl named Mattie and her family that goes through the fever of 1793. Through the fever they had a lot of different obstacles but they got through them together. One of the themes I found in this book is "when obstacles come upon your life you can get through them" this is showed by the character Mattie and Grandfather.
Philadelphia 1793, Philadelphia was one of the most most populated places in the world with 50,000 people in it. Philadelphia started having issues like yellow fever until fever victims started showing results of what happens when you get the sickness, soon people left the cities to be close to how many people left it was approximately 20,000 people. With people leaving faster and faster per day since people were dying, people got scared I would to, since at the end of the day over 5,000 people died.
It’s clear to see that 1793 has been a rough year for America and all of the world. France has lost its King, Europe is at war, and America has suffered an epidemic that has claimed more than 5,000 people. It's so peculiar that the year went so bad, but started so well when we touched the heavens.
Two central themes to understanding the human condition are suffering and morality. Humans contrive morality to be a set of values deemed right or wrong in a society, and are often defined by institutions. These guidelines shape the way people live and how they react to life’s circumstances. Suffering is one emotion crucial to the understanding of existence. In a time of pain, an individual often seeks direction from a higher power, like the church. Institutions such as religion are a way of expressing morality and a means to cope with suffering, a crucial understanding of the human condition.
1] The fever caught us all by surprise, every day more citizens will become ill, we lost countless loved ones.It seemed like the end of the world though we did not surrender.We worked with each other and after a long wait, we brought Philadelphia back to its original state.
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.
Laurie Halse Anderson Fever 1793, many people in Philadelphia were facing a disease called “Yellow Fever” the patients were to get help immediately or they would soon die. During the rough times, most people of the city fled to a safer place where the fever did not eat off others. These times were rough for the people and most couldn’t afford to flee the city or it was too late to consider it. The people were to wait till winter which is when the fever left and the city was safe again.
A great misfortune took place during the summer of 1793. It was one of the driest and hottest summers in years making way for many disease spreading pests like mosquitoes (Gum 1). Said bugs and rodents took the lives of thousands leaving Colonial America in terrible condition. The College of Physicians not only established organization during this time of chaos, but they also limited future epidemics like the events that took place in Philadelphia and Colonial America from occurring again. To expand upon, the college created eleven rules for people to follow in order to prevent Yellow Fever from dispersing any further (Dobson 2). These rules included avoiding “all unnecessary intercourse” with those who have contracted the disease; housing all of the diseased in a large open room, removing “offensive matters from the diseased’s room” (2), frequently cleaning the selected room, and bathing the infected as quickly as possible; having a medical center for each city so the poor can also be assisted with regards to Yellow Fever; putting a stop to the ringing of the church bells; burying the dead fever victims in a private manner;
Yellow fever, a viral hemorrhagic fever, was one of the deadliest diseases to hit North America. It is transmitted by female mosquitoes of the Aedes aegypti species. When a person is infected with the disease, the symptoms of high fever, nausea, vomiting, yellowing of the skin (also known as jaundice) and muscle aches occur. The cause of Yellow Fever was not known to colonial doctors. It would not be known until 1900. Until then, eighteenth century doctors used the only knowledge they had to fight the
The Middle Ages were tough times when it came to disease and medicine. There were numerous types of sickness and disease that flooded Europe during the Middle Ages. Not helping the situation, the medicinal knowledge of the people of Europe of the time was not up to par. Some of the diseases and illness that were running rampant during these times were pneumonia, leprosy, and the plague. The middle ages were a time of great suffering and death because of the abundant disease and lack of knowledge of the spread and treatments.
Have you ever read a story where fantasy is the reality and things do not quite make sense? This is true for “The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allen Poe. In it is a version of the black plague, which is called the “Red Death”. Prince Prospero secludes a thousand friends and himself from the death around them, but finds that he cannot avoid the inevitable. The author uses many literary devices to create an interesting and meaningful story. One of the devices used is imagery, which evokes the events of the story clearly in the reader’s mind. Another is allegory, which is used by Poe to create another story within his, as it is filled with double meanings. Lastly, Poe utilizes symbolism to give the story meaning. Edgar Allan Poe uses
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