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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...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2016 2:59 pm UTC

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In Chapter 5, Lyddie continues to struggle with work in the tavern, so when Mistress Cutler takes a trip to Massachusetts to sell the maple sugar, Triphena makes a suggestion to Lyddie: go visit...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2015 8:51 pm UTC

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Lyddie doesn't sign the petition to improve working conditions in the factory for a number of reasons. First and foremost, she's something of an individualist. The idea of collective action is...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2020 6:56 am UTC

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In Chapter 14, Lyddie returns to work before she is fully recovered from being hit by the shuttle. The working conditions at the factory are taking a toll on everyone - Amelia returns home, and...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2008 12:58 am UTC

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Chapter 4 begins by telling the reader more about how grueling a time that Lyddie is having while working in the tavern. Mrs. Cutler is a cruel task master and Lyddie is afraid of her and...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2016 2:23 pm UTC

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The first time the title character in Katherine Paterson's novel Lyddie has any money at all is when she sells the calf she and her brother raised. Lyddie tells Charlie, “We got to think about...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2021 1:52 pm UTC

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Lyddie is the story of a farm girl whose family falls apart. When her parents are gone, the children are unable to make ends meet. Lyddie goes to the city of Lowell to become a factory girl....

Latest answer posted December 14, 2014 9:09 pm UTC

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Even before Lyddie enters the factory, from outside she can hear the loudness of the equipment within. Once she enters the weaving room, there are numerous references to the noise that the looms...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2021 4:59 am UTC

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At the beginning of Chapter 3, Lyddie stands outside Cutler's Tavern. She notes that the tavern is larger than the Stevenses' farmhouse. At this point, Lyddie is feeling discouraged. She can't...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2018 3:45 pm UTC

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In Katherine Paterson's novel Lyddie, the title character experiences a major life change when she moves into boardinghouse Number Five, Concord Corporation in Lowell, Massachusetts. Lyddie has...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2021 1:47 pm UTC

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In Chapter 16, Lyddie's aunt and uncle have brought her sister Rachel to her to care for. Lyddie uses two weeks' worth of her savings to buy Rachel clothing and a book. Brigid makes mistakes and...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2017 5:49 am UTC

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Chapter 16: "Fever" Lyddie spends more than two weeks wages to purchase some necessities for Rachel. At work, Brigid is slower than ever. When Lyddie discovers that Brigid's mother is sick and...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2017 7:17 pm UTC

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Lyddie is the story of a farm girl whose family falls apart. When her parents are gone, the children are unable to make ends meet. Lyddie goes to the city of Lowell to become a factory girl....

Latest answer posted January 27, 2015 12:54 am UTC

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When chapter 20 begins, Lyddie is working at her looms but remains wary of Mr. Marsden. She is worried that he would find some reason to have her fired, but they seem to have settled on just...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2020 8:10 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2016 3:46 am UTC

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Chapter 22, "Farwell," begins with Lyddie reeling from her dismissal from her job at the mill. She will need to leave Lowell and is very uncertain about her future. The official reason given for...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2020 7:05 pm UTC

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In chapter 11, Lyddie is having trouble adjusting to her new life, so Betsy lifts her spirits by reading Oliver Twist to her at night. She confides to Lyddie that she is working to pay her way...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2008 8:21 am UTC

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In Chapter 2, Lyddie and Charles leave their home and go separate ways. Each of them has been hired out to work in order to pay off debts their mother owes on their property. The land has been...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2017 4:23 am UTC

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Chapter 21 is an important chapter in Lyddie. It is often pointed to as the climactic chapter, because its events steer Lyddie onto a completely new life path. In the previous chapter, Lyddie stood...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2016 1:41 pm UTC

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Lyddie is independent and hard-working no matter what the challenge. To say that a person is determined means that the person does not give up. Lyddie definitely does not give up. She faces...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2016 10:06 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2016 3:45 am UTC

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When Lyddie goes to sign the petition, she learns that it has already failed. She is devastated. When Lyddie first hears of the factory workers’ petition, she does not want to sign it. "But we'd...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2016 6:58 pm UTC

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Chapter 12 is titled "I Will Not Be a Slave." The chapter begins with Lyddie working on the mill floor. Conditions are terrible, but Lyddie is working above and beyond what other girls are doing....

Latest answer posted February 26, 2019 5:33 pm UTC

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Chapter thirteen begins with Betsy declaring that the factory working girls are equivalent to slaves. Diana agrees with her. Lyddie simply can't convince herself that she is a slave. After all,...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2016 2:58 pm UTC

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Lyddie does not complain about the speedup, but she does get hurt and sick. Lyddie becomes a factory worker after her mother leaves. She does not last long working at a tavern before she gets...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2016 3:56 am UTC

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Lyddie has been working hard at Cutler's tavern, and I mean really hard. Mrs. Cutler is a serious task master, and Lyddie can barely catch a moment to herself. Fortunately, Lyddie is a hard...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2016 2:23 pm UTC

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The character of Lyddie, as the embodiment of the feminine aspect of the Industrial revolution, has just reached a turning point in her life: she leaves her farm in Vermont and the poverty there...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2014 1:20 am UTC

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They are arguing over whether or not to sign a petition calling for improvements in pay and conditions. The Concord Corporation has been speeding up the looms again. Lyddie is not too worried, as...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2018 8:07 am UTC

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The first chapter of Lyddie opens with an ominous use of foreshadowing. The narrator starts by telling the reader that "The bear had been their undoing. Though at the time they had all laughed."...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2020 9:46 pm UTC

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Chapter fifteen narrates a lot of bad news for Lyddie. First, Uncle Judah showing up in the first place throws Lyddie for a bit of a loop. He really has no reason to be there, so his news can't be...

Latest answer posted January 6, 2019 8:34 pm UTC

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Lyddie bravely faces danger when a bear comes into her house. Lyddie demonstrates bravery and quick thinking quite often. An example of this is when her brother leaves a door open (or doesn’t shut...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2015 3:14 am UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2016 3:01 am UTC

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A true "Lowell Factory Girl," Lyddie spends her first day finally working in the dismal textile factory. Lyddie's day begins even before the sun comes up. It is a horrid, thirteen-hour day. Even...

Latest answer posted December 26, 2014 11:02 pm UTC

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In Chapters 20 - 22, Lyddie notices that Brigid is missing one day as they leave from work. She goes back to find her, and discovers Mr. Marsden making inappropriate advances towards Brigid in the...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2008 2:03 pm UTC

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Three reasons why Lyddie should sign the petition: 1). It's important for all the workers at the factory to show solidarity, to stick together. If pay and conditions can be improved, then Lyddie...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2018 10:30 am UTC

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One of the ways that Lyddie changes is in her attitude towards education. Over the course of the story, she comes to understand the value of formal learning, improving her reading skills by...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2018 8:54 am UTC

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Lyddie is impressed with the factory girl in Lyddie. When Lyddie is working at Cutler’s Tavern, she meets a factory worker for the first time. She is very impressed by the girl because she happens...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2015 9:57 pm UTC

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As chapter 9 opens, Lyddie arrives on the floor of the weaving room after having gone through her official first-day procedures for new hires. She is startled by how loud the room is; she can...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2016 8:38 pm UTC

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In chapter twelve, the book describes how Lyddie is now tending the same number of looms, yet they run much faster, increasing the workload significantly. She doesn't mind, though, since she is...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2015 1:08 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2016 3:22 am UTC

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When Katherine Paterson's novel Lyddie begins, the title character is thirteen years old, and she is positive that she is ugly. She is, however, a balanced, steady, determined girl who actually...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2021 12:32 am UTC

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The letter that Lyddie receives from her mother in Chapter 12 is truly a tragic letter. In the letter, Lyddie learns that her little sister, Agnes, has died and that her mom is in need of more...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2015 5:26 pm UTC

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When Katherine Paterson's novel Lyddie begins, the title character is only thirteen years old, but she is mature far beyond her years, and she shows in many ways that she is an independent young...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2021 1:52 pm UTC

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Some characters from Chapter 4 ("Frog in a Butter Churn") of Lyddie are: Triphena: In this chapter, Triphena (the cook) begins to warm to Lyddie. The author describes Triphena as a spinster who is...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2018 5:14 pm UTC

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Betsy leaves the mill because she is too sick to work and wants to go to college. Betsy is a factory worker and a friend of Lyddie’s. She is interested in Lyddie right away. Lyddie shares a bed...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2016 1:23 am UTC

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Lyddie's greatest strength is her determination. Once she sets her mind on something, nothing but nothing will hold her back. She has goals in life—whether it's helping to support her family or...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2018 6:04 am UTC

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In Chapter 18, Charlie comes to visit Lyddie. He has been sent on the train by the Phinneys, and he has "good news." Not only have the Phinneys taken him on as an apprentice, they also want to...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2017 4:57 am UTC

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Lyddie takes charge with the bear, the coach, and the Irish factory girls. Lyddie is a loner, to a certain extent. This is not by choice though. When Lyddie gets separated from her family, her...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2016 8:07 pm UTC

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The actual conditions of Cutler's tavern are not terrible. The place is an efficiently run, crowded, and busy place of business. If it was a terribly filthy, disgusting place, Mrs. Cutler...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2016 2:37 pm UTC

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Lyddie feels nauseous and exhausted after her first full day in the weaving room. Lyddie tries her best to do well as a factory worker, but it is difficult and dangerous work. After her first full...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2016 5:31 am UTC

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