Anna Fitzgerald’s Hero Journey. By: Marissa Sue Crego. Description of the story. My Sister’s Keeper Publisher House: Atria Books Author: Jodi Picoult Publish Date: April 6, 2004
By: Marissa Sue Crego
My Sister’s Keeper
Publisher House: Atria Books
Author: Jodi Picoult
Publish Date: April 6, 2004
Anna Fitzgerald is a very conflicted character in the book because of the hard decision she has to make about control of her own body or her sister’s life. For example, she tells Campbell, that of all things she wants to be in ten years, most of all she wants to be Kate’s sister. But at the same time, she wants to exist separately than Kate. Eventually we learn that Kate no longer wants to live. So to satisfy her sister’s want, Anna brings a lawsuit upon her parents for medical emancipation. It gives both girls what they want. For Anna its independence and since Kate will die without Anna’s Kidney, the lawsuit fulfill Kate’s wish to die.
Location: Providence Hospital, Rhode Island
Anna Fitzpatrick was born for the sole purpose of keeping her sister Kate alive, whom has an extremely aggressive form of Leukemia. Anna has under gone several painful visits to the hospital that includes blood transfusion and bone marrow donations to her sister. Her parents tell her that as her sister enters the ending stages of Kidney failure she must donate her kidney to her sister Kate.