How would you feel if you were working in a place with loud, clattering, uncovered machines with air that you can hardly breathe in? Imagine working in a place with these working conditions. In the novel “Lyddie” by Katherine Patterson, Lyddie Worthen, a young girl who works hard to support her family and the family’s debts. She was the mother figure of her family. She was then sent to work at a tavern to pay the debts. However, Lyddie is fired and she decides to work at the the textile mills in Lowell, Massachusetts. At the mills, her friends tell her about a petition that protests the horrible working conditions there Lyddie should not sign the petition because she is accustomed to the noise, speed and strength/ energy required/ needed to do the work. She is happy with the amount of pay she gets, and later on, she is responsible for taking care of Rachel. On the other hand, others believe that Lyddie is overworking herself, but actually, she is willing to take the risks and work that hard. In the novel, Patterson states, “It was almost as if they had exchanged natures, as though she had become perfectly tuned with the roaring, clattering, beasts in her care.” (97) This tells us Lyddie is accustomed to the work that she does. She is no longer affected by the loud noises. The novel states, “She had done so well on her two, then three machines that Mr. Marsden gave her a fourth loom to tend.” (98) Lyddie is working hard and doing well on her work that Mr. Marsden, the overseer, gives her more looms to tend to. However, Lyddie is capable of tending all of those looms while she still completes it diligently. The novel also states, “Lyddie demonstrated- her powdered fingers pinching, looping, slipping, pulling- all in one fluid motion that magically produced a healed warped thread with no hint of a lump to betray the break. “ (109) This describes to us that Lyddie is skilled and accustomed to the work that she does. She is able to tie a broken warp thread with such
Do what is right no matter what circumstances. The novel Lyddie by Katherine Patterson is about a thirteen-year-old girl name Lyddie. Lyddie must take responsibility and be the adult of her family. Lyddie goes to the mills in hopes of earning enough money to pay off the farm debt. The plan was that once the farm debt was paid off, Lyddie would be able to reunite her family back on the farm. However, working conditions at the mills was not favorable by many of the factory girls. As a result, radicals….
fictional novel Lyddie by Katherine Paterson there is a young lady named Lyddie Worthern; the main character. Lyddie is a farm girl with a family of four others (Lyddie’s the oldest child) ; her mother, her brother Charlie/Charles, and her two younger sisters Agnus and Rachel. Lyddie’s mother sends her off to a tavern to pay off debts and faces a lot of challenges, risks and hard labor. (Keep in mind that the time place of this book, and the rest of the characters including Lyddie take place in The….
that's exactly what happens in Lyddie by Katherine Paterson. After her father left in search of “vain riches”, Lydia Worthen must now take charge as head of the family, which means she has to work to pay off her father’s debts. To do so, she goes to work at the Lowell Mills, with an unwavering ambition to reunite her family. At the mills Lyddie befriends Diana, a young woman that’s working towards better working conditions by getting signatures for a petition. Lyddie is reluctant to sign, fearing….
life in good ways. The fictional novel Lyddie, by Katherine Paterson is about this girl whos family has a debt on their farm and she has to find a job to pay it off. Lyddie finds a job but the conditions in the job as a factory girl are terrible. Lyddie doesn’t quit only because she needs the money to help her family and herself. Lyddie has to survive through these tough working times. Lyddie should sign the petition that Diana Goss is circulating.
If Lyddie signs the petition maybe there won’t be….
In the novel “Lyddie” by Katherine Paterson, thirteen year old Lyddie Worthen was a farm girl from Vermont in the 1840s. Since her father left, she has been working hard to support her family. Her family consists of siblings Agnes, Charlie, and Rachel. She has to take care of them, and her mother, due to the fact that her mother had “...gone somewhat queer in the head after their [Lyddie’s father] had left.”  Lyddie’s mother had decided to go to her sister Clarissa and Clarissa’s husband Judah….
someone’s personality. In the book Lyddie, I have chosen to describe some of the intangible traits of Lyddie and compare them to myself.
Lyddie has many different intangible traits in the book. Some of her traits are confidence, bravery, determination and independence. Lyddie shows her independence in the book because she didn’t want any help from anyone. She wanted to solve her problems by herself and didn’t like to get advice from anyone. Lyddie wanted to figure out and learn things….
Another trait that would be beneficial for Lyddie as a married woman would be compassion. On page 88, paragraph 4 states, “Me, Lyddie who washed her and fed her and dear Charlie who made her laugh.” This shows if she took care of her sister by feeding her and washing her, that she could do the same in marriage. Another detail is on page 116, paragraph 2 which states, “I need to know the total sum of the det. Writ soon.” This shows that if she is willing to pay off her mother’s debts by working….
Lyddie should not sign the petition for many reasons. Such as she needs the money to pay of her father's debt, She will be blacklisted and others
One reason is She need to pay he father's debt. “I can go to lowell and make real money to pay off the debt so i can go home” because she is living away from her family she is living alone without Mama, Charlie, Rachel, And Agnes. so if they shorten the working hours she won't have as much time to to earn money. “The pay reflected her proficiency. She….
working, breathing prison where you are guaranteed a horrendous health and probably death, or would you live in a healthy and reliable workplace where you know you can make a good living? In the book Lyddie by Katherine Patterson, this rhetorical question comes to life. This book is about how Lyddie, the main character, must work hard to support her family back home in Vermont. Her mother’s mental health is deteriorating as her father left several years ago, in the search of wealth and riches in….
needs.¨ - unknown. In the novel Lyddie by Katherine Paterson, Lyddie the protagonist, has to make a decision to go to college or marry Luke. Lyddie should go to college and not marry Luke because she values learning and is independent. others may disagree
Based on Lyddie's character traits, Lyddie made the right choice on going to college because she values learning. First off, on page 78 the text said ¨she had to know what would happen to little oliver.¨ Lyddie always wants to find out what was….