* Site-Outage Notice: Our engineering elves will be tweaking the Shmoop site from Monday, December 22 10:00 PM PST to Tuesday, December 23 5:00 AM PST. The site will be unavailable during this time.
Dismiss
© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Fever, 1793

Fever, 1793

by Laurie Halse Anderson

Mr. Rowley

Character Analysis

Mr. Rowley is the first medical professional (though he's not actually a doctor) that treats Matilda's mother. He disputes Dr. Benjamin Rush's assertion that yellow fever is spreading (9.27-9.28). He is referred to as an "imposter" by Dr. Kerr (10.12).

Advertisement
Noodle's College Search
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement