At the same time as the Person’s Case, women’s suffrage movement was in full swing. Groups of dedicated women were fighting to gain the right to vote. By the end of the 1920s all women had already gained the right to vote in the federal election and also the provincial elections except for Quebec. Women’s achievements were seen in other fields as well. Emily Carr who painted about Canada’s natural beauty got recognized as one of Canada’s finest artists, Mary Pickford a Canadian woman became “America’s Sweetheart” by conquering Hollywood, The Edmonton Grads was declared the world champion in women’s basketball, Women athletes like Ethel Catherwood and Bobby Rosenfeld won gold medals for Canada in the Olympics in 1928.
Throughout Adelaide Hoodless's life she has made many contributions to Canada. One of the major ones was that she organized the first school for women, Household Science School, which opened in September 1895 (Adelaide Hunter Hoodless 1875-1910, n.d. pg.1). She believed that it was unfair only boys could go on to higher standards while girls had to stay home and do household work all day. So with this, Adelaide also became the co-founder of many organizations such as the National Council of Women (NCW), Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) (Stamp, 03/25/08, pg.1). She also nationalized the Young Women’s Christian Association also known as Y.W.C.A and was the founder of Women’s Institutes (ibib).
Nellie McClung, known as an important leader in Canada’s first wave of feminism, lived an influential life with bold statements as a political activist. Of the two articles and resourceful websites examined we are given an insight into whom Nellie McClung was, and the views taken on her political activism. In the following essay I will establish comparisons of how Nellie McClung is regarded in the documents read, who Nellie McClung is and how the authors exemplify her valiant endeavours as a 20th century Canadian feminist. To begin with, an illustration of Nellie McClung is needed to help further along and explain how the authors of the four scripts read portrayed McClung in their articles. McClung was a representative of Canadian women, a mother, wife, an author, one who involved herself in many volunteer activities and worked hard toward female equality in the political stream.
Lucia’s oldest child is her daughter Octavia, and as much as her mother is a product of her country, Italy, Octavia strives to be American. The two women appear at first to be complete opposites, showing the clash of the old world versus the new, but as the novel progresses the similarities between the two women unfold and their dependence on one another helps them to hold their family together. Lucia Santa first appears on the scene as “a small, round, handsome woman” (8). Her dress is that of a matronly Italian mother with “heavy jet-black hair coming into a bun, [and] wearing a clean black dress” (6). Lucia is like many of the women of the time and neighborhood.
Lillian D. Wald 1867 - 1940 Nursing is love in action, and there is no finer manifestation of it than the care of the poor and disabled in their own homes ________________________________________ Lillian D. Wald was a nurse, social worker, public health official, teacher, author, editor, publisher, women's rights activist, and the founder of American community nursing. Her unselfish devotion to humanity is recognized around the world and her visionary programs have been widely copied everywhere. She was born on March 10, 1867, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the third of four children born to Max and Minnie Schwartz Wald. The family moved to Rochester, New York, and Wald received her education in private schools there. Her grandparents on both sides were Jewish scholars and rabbis; one of them, grandfather Schwartz, lived with the family for several years and had a great influence on young Lillian.
Internationally today Montgomery's works are recognized as touchstones for Canadian culture. Hundreds of thousands of people, directly or indirectly influenced by the way of life depicted in Montgomery's writing, visit Prince Edward Island each year. Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on November 30, 1874, in Clifton, Prince Edward Island. Her parents, Hugh Montgomery, a former sea captain turned merchant, and Clara Macneill Montgomery, came from
Mary Tallmountain Mary Tallmountain is considered one of the greatest writers amongst the Native American community. Although she really didn’t gain much recognition nationally until the early 1980’s when she won the Pushcart Prize. She is mostly known as a spiritual and cultural writer for instance the poem, “There Is No Word for Goodbye.�� In this poem she shows the conversation between an Athabaskan girl and her aunt. The girl is trying to find out how to say goodbye in Athabaskan. The aunt in the poem seems to be very old and wise.
AUSTEN'S WRITING The movie Clueless starring Alicia Silverstone, Sense and Sensibility, starring Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet, and Pride and Prejudice, a movie on A&E - What do these four movies have in common besides the year in which they were made? Jane Austen, the author of literary classics including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Emma, the book upon which Clueless is based. This recent resurgence of Jane Austen in modern America almost two centuries after her death is partially due to the fact that Austen's writing transcends time and place. Although deeply rooted in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Austen's books, especially Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, hold universal truths still
Noah Macri 20 September, 2012 The Themes That Caught Fire Suzanne Collins is a great author who helped create many masterpieces not only in literature but also on television. She worked with many shows on Nickelodeon such as Little Bear and Oswald. Collin’s first real book that was published was Gregor the Overlander, which then lead to the entire Underlanders series. In 2008, Collins began writing The Hunger Games series and in 2009, Catching Fire was released. Collins essentially got the idea for these books from the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur (Suzanne).
Although she was born in Thornton, near Bradford in Yorkshire, England, the family moved to Haworth when Bronte was just six years old. Her family was quite dysfunctional and had it's ups and downs. She was one of six and unfortunately experienced several tragic events growing up. Bronte and her two sister's were well recognized as the English sisters who had all published books throughout the mid-1800's. After having such a traumatizing childhood, she still found a way to overcome the obstacles and become a novelist.