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Fever 1793

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Sam E

on 2 March 2012

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Transcript of Fever 1793

Characters Main Characters Mother Mattie Grandfather Mother, or Lucille Cook, is Mattie's mother. Mother is hard working and robust. She did get yellow fever but recovered and gained health. Grandfather, or William Farnsworth Cook of the Fifth Regiment, is Mattie's grandfather and was her dad's father. He served under George Washington as an army officer. He can be a bit stubborn but he loves his grandaughter. Minor characters Nathaniel Nell Nell is a little girl who Mattie found on the street. Nell lost her mom to the fever so Mattie takes care of her. Nathaniel is a boy around Mattie's age who is good friends with her. He is an apprentice for the Peale family, who are painters. Nathaniel and Mattie are also in love with each other. Mattie, or Matilda Cook, is fourteen years old. She is strong, adventurous, protective, caring, and smart. Mattie loves her family and cares about them a lot. For example, when mother was sick Mattie stayed next to her bed. When grandfather was dying she was by his side and protected him. Mattie changes a lot throughout the book from being someone who had trouble taking care of herself and hated work to a person that took care of others and did work to help. The mood is the feeling the reader gets when he or she reads the story. Mood There are different moods in the story. For example, some parts were sad while others were happy. Happy Sad I felt happy when Mother and Nathaniel came home because they had not seen each other in a really long time and they reunited. I felt sad when grandfather died because he loved Mattie and he was a caring and important character. There are four types of conflicts Conflicts Person vs. Person Person vs. Nature Person vs. Self Person vs. Society Mattie vs. Fever Robbers vs. Law Mattie fights against the fever to survive. The robbers break the law by stealing from the Cook coffeehouse and strangling grandfather. Mattie vs. Mother Mattie and mother fight about Mattie not being able to go to Polly's funeral. They also fight about Mattie doing her chores. By Laurie Halse Anderson Fever 1793 Prezi by Sam Evans Period: G Theme is the message of the story Theme Theme of Family Families can be defined by blood, but they can also be defined as a group of people who are brought together by shared experiences or values. People can choose to be a family. An example of this is that Mattie took Nell into her family even though they were not related by blood. b Theme of Suffering While suffering is a part of life, we should do everything in our power to ease the pain of others. This is demonstrated in the story when Mattie was sick, but she helped Eliza go to houses and give bread. Theme of Transformations The transformation into adulthood is about learning to care for others. In the book Mattie matures mentally and emtionally by caring for others, which brings her into adulthood. Shmoop Editorial Team. "Fever, 1793 Theme of Suffering" Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 1 Mar. 2012. Shmoop Editorial Team. "Fever, 1793 Theme of Family" Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 1 Mar. 2012 Shmoop Editorial Team. "Fever, 1793 Theme of Transformations" Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 1 Mar. 2012. Style is the way the author chooses to tell the story Style Style includes figurative language and dialogue Similies Page 209 Rubbed again, like a damp piece of burlap. Page 209 Personification An early winter quill etched an icy pattern over the garden. Page 210 It looked like it had been dusted with fine white flour. The angle from which the story is told Point of View The story is told in first person from the perspective of Mattie. Examples page 1 I woke to the sound of a mosquito whining in my left ear and my mother screeching in the right. Page 38 I pushed the chicken to the side. I had plenty of ideas about running the coffeehouse, all of them different from Mother's. Page 84 I bit the inside of my cheek to force back the tears. Plot Diagram Rising Actions Falling Actions Climax Mattie and Mother fight about doing work. They find out Polly is dead. Mattie and Mother go to the Ogilvies but Colette faints. Mr. Rowly says Mother does not have yellow fever but Dr. Kerr says she does. Mattie and Grandfather leave in a carriage but get thrown out because they think Grandfather has yellow fever. Mattie gets yellow fever and is taken to Bush Hill by Grandfather and receives treatment there. They go home, but robbers come in at night and hurt Mattie and strangle grandfather. Grandfather dies Mattie finds Nell on the street and then finds Eliza. Eliza lets Mattie and Nell stay at her brother Joseph's house. Mother Smith wants Mattie to bring Nell to the orphanage but there are too many kids at the orphanage already. Nell, William, and Robert all get sick, but they are taken to the coffehouse and regain health. Exposition Resolution The frost and wind comes and everyone returns home. Those are the Elements of Fiction examples from the book Fever 1793. Wrap up/Conclusion Mattie vs. Orphanage Mattie had to decide whether she should give Nell to the orphanage or keep her, but she held on to her.
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