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  • Lyddie
    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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    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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    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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    Lyddie never stops loving her father and never blames him, but she begins to doubt he will ever come back. After the incident with the bear, Lyddie’s mother gives up on pretenses. Lyddie’s...

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    Lyddie kicks Mr. Marsden when he tries to kiss her. Lyddie is a tough girl. She never lets anyone get anything over on her. When Lyddie is at the tavern, she hears a story about a frog in a butter...

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    Lyddie is independent because she takes charge and doesn’t let others tell her what to do. Lyddie shows independence when she saves her family from the bear, when she gets her own job after being...

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    Signing the petition carries almost zero immediate pros. The petition is for general improved working conditions for the girls in the mills. The days are long, the air is painful to breathe, it's...

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    Lyddie doesn’t usually go to church, but the factory she works at requires it. When the girls ask Lyddie about church, she tells them that she hadn’t planned to go because she was very tired....

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    Brigid’s crying annoys Lyddie, and she does not stay long. After Lyddie is dismissed, she goes to Brigid’s house and explains to her that she wrote a letter to Mr. Mardsen threating to tell him...

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    Amelia wants Lyddie to go to church on the Sabbath. For Lyddie, being a factory girl involves a lot of change. She is not completely under the thumb of her boss, as she was at the tavern, but she...

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    Lyddie’s dream was to return to the family farm with her sister Rachel. Since her family was split up, Lyddie wanted nothing more than to get them back together. Lyddie’s job at the factory...

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    When the story begins, Lyddie's daily life is surrounded by family members. She lives with her mother and her siblings on a farm in the country. She works hard, but all of her work is geared toward...

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    The question is a bit broad, because a specific chapter is not named. Betsy makes decisions throughout her time in the novel, but I believe that you are asking about her decisions in chapter...

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    Lyddie does not want to stop working even after she gets hurt. Factory work is a dangerous business. Lyddie is very good at her job, but even someone like Lyddie can get tired and careless. When...

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    Lyddie faces many dilemmas throughout the story. I will try to pick a couple that are pivotal decisions for Lyddie. One dilemma that Lyddie faces is going to work in the mills in the first place....

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    You answered the question nicely in the question. Lyddie had to leave her family to pay off the family debt. I would like to clarify though that Lyddie did not do the actual leaving of the family...

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    Lyddie worries about keeping Rachel at the boarding house because children are not allowed. Lyddie works at the Lowell factory because she needed a job to pay off her family’s debts. Her main...

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    At first, Lyddie thrives on the speed-up. She has quickly become one of the factory's top-producing girls, so Lyddie has always been able to handle the big demand and long hours being put on the...

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    Lyddie begins to think of herself as a slave after being sent to work in the tavern. Lyddie is not happy about being sent to work at the tavern. One day she was on the farm with her brother...

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    Lyddie works almost constantly at Cutler’s Tavern. After Lyddie’s mother leaves, she sets Lyddie up to work at a local tavern to pay off family debts. Lyddie is horrified by this thought. She...

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    The girls whose families depend on them are less likely to sign the petition. The petition for the ten-hour workday is dangerous for the factory workers. Anyone who signs it is dismissed from her...

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    The argument that your question is asking about occurs in chapter 12 of the book. There are some minor arguments that occur during this chapter, but the main argument among the three girls deals...

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