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  • Lyddie
    On page 88, Lyddie receives a letter from her mother. The letter is very depressing. It asks for money, tells Lyddie that the other children are not doing so well, and says that Lyddie's baby...

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    Great book. I could pick five important events in the book, but I feel that wouldn't be doing the story justice. A lot happens to Lyddie in a relatively short period of time. I will list ten...

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    If you were writing an essay about why Lyddie should not sign the petition, you would want to include information on how Lyddie felt about the petition. This shows her state of mind, and the...

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    Lyddie was supposedly fired for being immoral, when she was really fired for standing up for Brigid when Mr. Marsden tried to assault her. Lyddie was fired from her job at the factory because she...

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    In chapter 15, Lyddie receives word that a "gentleman" has come to visit her at the boardinghouse, and she thinks at first it might be Charlie. However, it turns out to be Uncle Judah, her mother's...

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    In spring, the maple syrup sugar making is done and Mrs. Cutler leaves to sell it. During the winter, Lyddie and the others at the tavern work hard making maple tree syrup into maple sugar. It is...

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    The word “bear” appears 39 times in the book, referring to the bear that broke into Lyddie’s house. The prevalence of the use of the word “bear” demonstrates how significant it is in the...

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    The bear is a recurring image in the book Lyddie, beginning with the literal bear in chapter 1 and recurring as a metaphor several times. In the first chapter, a bear gets into the cabin and Lyddie...

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    There are several themes that are present in Katherine Paterson's Lyddie. One theme present is slavery. The theme is introduced early on in the novel when Lyddie comes face to face with Ezekial, a...

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    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 really wanting something. The word “ravenous” means very hungry. This might be a literal hunger. You might be ravenous after you have been running around...

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    Mrs. Bedlow, the boardinghouse keeper, is very nice. Lyddie likes the stove, and wants to sit next to it on her first night there because it is very warm. Lyddie enjoys the girls in the...

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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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    At the start of Chapter 18, Charlie has come to visit Lyddie. He tells Lyddie that he has a very good life living with the Phinneys. He gets to go to school and live in a house with a mother and...

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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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    Kate Paterson's novel reveals that although "factory girls" at the Lowell, Massachusetts, textile mills could earn enough money to dress well and worked shorter days than household or tavern...

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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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    Lyddie receives fifty dollars from Ezekial on page 115 of Lyddie by Katherine Paterson. Earlier in the book, Lyddie met the runaway slave Ezekial. Moments before parting, Lyddie decided to give...

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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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    Lyddie's mother does not like the Stevens family because they are Quakers, but they are good neighbors. The Stevens family is neighborly to the Worthens, even though Lyddie’s mother wants to...

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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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    The factory where Lyddie works has been speeding up the machines in order to produce more product. Lyddie is working several looms at the same time, and she has been successful in keeping up....

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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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    Lyddie's friendship with Brigid is an important step in Lyddie's growth as a person. At first Lyddie has no time for Brigid and only views her as an interruption, someone who will prevent her from...

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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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