Alongside with the stifling heat, the philadelphia was made to face one more, even more, dangerous problem. The fever 1793 quotes below are all either spoken by matilda mattie cook or refer to matilda mattie cook. Laurie halse anderson sets the narrative firmly in philadelphia in 1793 by alluding to famous characters who lived during those times and events which took place. Fever 1793 is based on the actual yellow fever epidemic that hit philadelphia and wiped out some five thousand people. During the 1793 yellow fever epidemic in philadelphia, sixteenyearold matilda cook gains new strengths. Mattie, her grandfather, and eliza are also welldrawn and sympathetic characters.
When yellow fever starts claiming lives in philadelphia, will mattie and her. During the 1793 yellow fever epidemic in philadelphia, 5,000 or more people were listed in the official register of deaths between august 1 and november 9. The real doctor who correctly diagnoses matties mom with yellow fever and suggests that mattie and grandfather leave the city. Next months book reportcharacter project for any novel. Grandfather captain william farnsworth cook in fever, 1793. Fever 1793 characters from litcharts the creators of sparknotes. That summer of 1793 was inexplicably hot and unbearable. This books scares me because i think, what if another plague happens.
If there were antagonist in this novel, lucille, matildas mother would be it. Nathaniel isnt a very big main character though related questions. Grandfather captain william farnsworth cook in fever, 1793 grandfather captain william farnsworth cook matildas grandfather is a solider, captain william. Published in 2000, fever 1793 is a young adult novel that tells the story of a 14 yearold. The character of matilda mattie cook in fever 1793 from. The story fever 1793 takes place in philadelphia during the postrevolutionary war years. A gripping story about living morally under the shadow of rampant death. This is a story about matilda s transformation from a careless child to a responsible, strongwilled and kindhearted young woman. Laurie halse anderson yellow fever has stricken the city of philadelphia and caused most of the residents to flee to the country to reach fresh air. Philadelphia was the capital of the newly formed united states at that time, and the events described take. The twins robert and william are elizas nephews and josephs sons. Fever 1793 fever 1793 was written by laurie halse anderson, and first published in 2000.
The vast majority of them died of yellow fever, making the epidemic in the city of 50,000 people one of the most severe in united states history. Mattie cooks life is about to be turned around by the yellow fever as it. Benjamin rush, his followers believed that yellow fever victims should be bled. One of those people affected by the fever is mattie cook. It is a historical novel about a 14 year old girl, matilda, trying to survive an outbreak of yellow fever.
Bridget flagg is one of the caretakers at bush hill, the mansion converted into a fever. When you take the quiz, youll be asked about the character of eliza, why. In 1793 philadelphia, sixteenyearold matilda cook, separated from her sick. In 1793 philadelphia, sixteenyearold matilda cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and selfreliance when. Kerr is the second doctor to treat matildas mother. Inspired by the yellow fever epidemic that struck and killed almost 5,000 people in philadelphia in the late summer months of 1793, andersons story follows matilda cook. By the end of september, 20,000 people had fled the city. Fever 1793 is based on the actual yellow fever epidemic that hit philadelphia and.
Published in 2000, fever 1793 is a young adult novel that tells the story of a 14yearold. The ludingtons friends of the cook family who own a farm in the country. Mattie cook, who fights to survive the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 in philadelphia. An epidemic of yellow fever, which struck the city in august of 1793 and lasts almost till december, changes matties life once and for all. What does matilda cook look like in the book fever 1793. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one. An epidemic of yellow fever, which struck the city in august of 1793 and lasts almost till december, changes. Fever 1793 novel encyclopedia of greater philadelphia. This quiz and worksheet is a helpful way to see how well you know the book fever, 1793 before moving on to other topics. Need help on characters in laurie halse andersons fever 1793. Matilda cooks day started with running numerous errands and news about deaths of her old friend and servant at her familys coffeehouse. Matties character demonstrates the power of perseverance and. Anderson has written numerous books for children and young adults. As we summarize andersons book, well highlight some of the important characters.1504 270 1298 712 693 983 1070 1120 505 1397 834 1262 341 706 138 244 1093 470 615 579 555 1173 1519 424 256 384 730 669 930 895 284 400 1080 1423 408 746 330 647 644 1240 769 683 1071 1092 587 1163