In the book Lyddie, what is one theme in each chapter?

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Lyddie is a historical fiction novel written by Katherine Paterson for young adults. The story begins in 1843 and specifically concentrates on the life of Lyddie Worthen, a poor Vermont farm girl.

There are a number of very important themes within the novel, for example, independence, strength, perseverance, hope, and...

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Lyddie is a historical fiction novel written by Katherine Paterson for young adults. The story begins in 1843 and specifically concentrates on the life of Lyddie Worthen, a poor Vermont farm girl.

There are a number of very important themes within the novel, for example, independence, strength, perseverance, hope, and survival. However, a theme which I believe is present in every chapter of the novel is that of compassion—of always striving to help other people. Although Lyddie is blessed with a strong determination, her source of motivation and strength comes from the people who have helped her along the way, for example, Ezekial Abernathy, Triphena, Diana Goss, Mrs. Bedlow, and the Stevens family.

For her part, Lyddie is also blessed with compassion for other people, which can be seen in chapter 6 when she gives Ezekial Abernathy, who is running from slavery to freedom, half of the money she has been saving from the sale of a calf.

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The way that I read your question is that it is asking for a single theme that is present in each of the book's chapters.  Normally, I might say that is not possible with a book, but it is possible to do with Lyddie.  The reason for that is because each chapter of the book is focused on Lyddie and her actions.  The theme that I would go with is determination or inner strength.  Beginning in chapter one, Lyddie proves to the reader that she is a very brave, resourceful, and determined young lady.  While her family is cowering from the bear intrusion, Lyddie finds the inner resolve to save her family.  That inner strength carries her on through the winter while caring for the family farm.  It carries her on through her awful time at the tavern, and it for sure is why she excels at her work in the mills.  Lyddie simply doesn't know how to quit, and that is shown in each chapter of the book. 

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