From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Fever, 1793

Fever, 1793

  

by Laurie Halse Anderson

Foil

Character Role Analysis

The Ogilvies and the Cooks

Unlike the Cooks, the Ogilvies are a high-society family that likes the finer things in life. While Matilda works in the coffeehouse, the Ogilvie daughters prowl around for husbands, learn conversational French, and wear pretty dresses. The women of the family practice the kind of femininity that Matilda has absolutely no interest in.


Advertisement