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Fever, 1793

Fever, 1793


by Laurie Halse Anderson


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.