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  • Lyddie
    Lyddie goes to sign the petition for better working conditions in chapter nineteen. By the time this chapter rolls around, Lyddie is already feeling fairly depressed. In the previous chapter,...

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    Lyddie's roommates warn her that Diana might be a dangerous person to be associated with, because she is a vocal proponent for better working conditions. Very few of the girls disagree with...

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    A radical is someone who behaves very differently than most people. To be infamous means that you have a bad reputation. Diana is radical because she wants to organize the factory workers, and...

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    “Ravenous” in this context means something a person really wants. The word “ravenous” means very hungry. This might be a literal hunger. You might be ravenous after you have been running...

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    Both Diana and Lyddie are strong-willed, independent, and determined women. They are both strong-willed and independent because both women have a goal in mind, and they will not be swayed from that...

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    Diana, the worker at the mill who befriends Lyddie and helps her learn to do her job, has no family. When Lyddie goes to Diana's room after Lyddie's first day on the job, Diana draws Lyddie into...

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    The first chapter of the novel Lyddie begins with a bear in the Worthen cabin. The bear pushes its head through the door that Charlie left ajar. Lyddie tells the rest of the family to move quickly...

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    Lyddie blames the bear for separating her family. For Lyddie, the bear is kind of a symbol of her troubles. When Lyddie’s father left, her family became very fragile. Her mother just did not...

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    As Chapter 20 opens, Lyddie is working at the looms and has all of her old strength back. However, the floor is very different now. Diana has left the factory, and Lyddie misses her kind, confident...

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    Betsy became seriously ill due to her work in the factory. She had been feeling overworked because of the long hours and the increasing speed of the machines, and she developed a cough. Even though...

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    When Lyddie's uncle Judah brings Rachel to Lyddie for her to take care of, Lyddie introduces her to Mrs. Bedlow, the keeper of the boarding house. Immediately she sees the warning in Mrs. Bedlows's...

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    Lyddie works almost sixteen hours a day in Cutler's Tavern. She has to rise early in the morning so the guests won't see that she sleeps under the eaves in a hallway outside the guest rooms. She...

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    I believe that the most pertinent disagreement between Lyddie and Diana deals with the petition that Diana is circulating among the factory girls. Diana is an outspoken proponent for better working...

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    A petition is being circulated among the girls and women who work at Concord Corporation by the Female Labor Reform Association. Lyddie's friend Diana is very active in the Association and tries to...

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    Lyddie is, for sure, one determined young lady. Right from the opening of the story, the reader gets a chance to witness her steely determination. A bear comes into her family's home, and while...

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    I am unsure of which dismissal the question is referring to. Lyddie was dismissed (fired) twice in the novel. The first time that Lyddie was dismissed was in Chapter Six Mrs. Cutler left the...

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    Luke Stevens is the nearest neighbor to Lyddie and Charlie. Because he is a Quaker, and Lyddie's mother didn't approve of "heathens and abolitionists" and considered the Stevens family to be both,...

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    Lyddie's little sister, Rachel, becomes a doffer at the Concord Corporation. When Rachel first comes to Lyddie, Rachel is silent and withdrawn. Lyddie, who has been so intent on saving money so she...

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    Let me start very briefly with the ending of chapter 6. Lyddie was fired from Cutler's tavern and decided to head toward Lowell to become a factory girl. Chapter 7 is about Lyddie's journey on...

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    Lyddie lives in a corporation boarding house, which means that the only girls that are allowed to room there and eat there are girls that work in the factories. In addition to that rule, Mrs....

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    Lyddie feels resentful of the injustice when she is fired, but she knows that there is nothing she can do about it. Mr. Marsden targeted Lyddie because she saw him harassing Brigid and stopped...

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    There is an interesting bit of history regarding Diana's "kiss of death." In Lyddie, Diana puts in a new bobbin of weft thread into the shuttle. In order to feed the thread through the final part...

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    At the end of Chapter six, Lyddie is fired from Cutler's Tavern. With no way to support herself, Lyddie decides to head to Lowell in order to become a factory girl. She must take the carriage...

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    Lyddie is sad that her family is separated and she has lost the farm. The phrase “leaden with sadness” means that you feel so sad that it weighs you down. It is a figure of speech. Lyddie is...

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    This question is hard. Really hard. The reason is because the book mainly focuses on the items that you have listed in the question. I believe that I can provide you with two pieces of...

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    Lyddie takes care of her whole family, and gets her own job when the tavern fires her. Lyddie had to become self-reliant when her father left. Her father went west to seek his fortune because he...

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    I believe that you are asking about the end of chapter 6. In chapter 5, Mrs. Cutler decided to take a trip to Boston in order to sell some of the maple sugar and visit her sister. Triphena...

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    I would direct you to chapter 9 for the best quotes about the dangers of the factory. That is when the factory and all of its dangers are new to Lyddie, so she describes them in wonderfully vivid...

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    Lyddie wants to get her farm back so that she can reunite her family. When Lyddie first learns about the factory, she finds it hard to believe that a factory girl can make so much money. Then she...

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    Diana and Betsy teach Lyddie how to read with Oliver Twist. Lyddie has very little education, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t want one. She had to stop going to school when her father left...

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    The machines have sped up because the factory is trying to push its workers to increase profits. Lyddie works at a textile factory. From the time she began working there, she has prided herself...

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    The antagonist is Mr. Marsden because he leered at Lyddie, forced himself on her, and got her fired. An antagonist is an enemy, or the opposing force a character faces. Lyddie’s first antagonist...

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    Rachel goes to live with Charlie at the mill. Rachel is the older of Lyddie’s two little sisters. She is separated from Lyddie when their mother leaves the farm, taking Rachel and Agnes with...

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    Lyddie is the main character in the story. She is a very strong and independent individual. Her personality is characterized by both of these strengths—her physical strength and her strength of...

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    Lyddie gets paid per piece once a week, but most of her pay goes to her board until she is discharged and paid full wages. Lyddie works at the mill after she loses her job at the tavern. At the...

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    The factory, like most factories during the time that this story takes place, failed to meet the physical and emotional needs of its workers. Let's start with physical needs. The factory is a...

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    In a word: BIG. Lyddie arrives at Cutler's Tavern at the end of chapter two. She has been sold into indentured servitude by her mother in order to pay off the family debts. Lyddie's place of...

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    Lyddie learns patience from helping Brigid learn how to read and work in the factory. When Lyddie first meets Brigid, she is irritated by the fact that she has to train a new girl. She does not...

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    Most of Katherine Patterson's descriptions of Lyddie are focused on her mental and emotional qualities. There isn't a great deal of specifics regarding her physical characteristics. The reader...

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    One symbolic image is money. Through this point in the novel, Lyddie has been extremely focused on money. If anything, her obsession with money is increasing during these chapters. Lyddie has...

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    The boarding house does not allow children to stay there unless they are workers. Lyddie works for the factory, and stays at a company boarding house. The boarding house is for single girls, and...

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    Lyddie gets paid more when she becomes proficient because she gets paid by the piece. Ever since she lost the farm and her family was split up, Lyddie has worried about money. She gave what little...

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    Working conditions for Lyddie are getting fast. The factory floor was busy to begin with, but now Lyddie is working four looms all by herself. The job was never particularly fun, but Lyddie found...

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    The way that I interpret your question is that it is asking for a single symbolic item that is found in any of the chapters 1-10. I would pick the bear encounter from chapter one as a good piece...

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    Lyddie is dismissed for stopping Mr. Marsden from what today would be called sexual assault on Brigid. Mr. Mardsen, the mill supervisor, is a predator. He uses his position at the mill to take...

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    Charlie arrives unexpectedly, as a result of the letter that Lyddie sent him. He tells Lyddie that he has come for Rachel, their little sister. Charlie is working at the mill near their old farm,...

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    Lyddie’s family is broken up after the bear attack. Lyddie’s family is in their small cabin on the farm when a bear comes in through an improperly fastened door. Lyddie immediately springs to...

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    Lyddie feels like a slave when she is sold to the tavern. Lyddie is not actually a slave, but she sometimes feels like one. Her mother sells her and her brother to pay off the family debts. Since...

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    Diana helps Lyddie learn to use her loom and makes her feel at home. Diana is the mother figure for all of the factory girls. She has endless patience, and whenever a new girl comes to the factory...

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