I chose the book Sacajawea by Harold P. Howard for my topic, the Louis and Clark Expedition. This book tells of the incredible journey of Louis and Clark as they made their way across the continent to explore and document the land and what it contained, and how Sacajawea at age sixteen, with her baby strapped to her back helped guide the explorers through the uncharted terrain of the western United States. This book also contains the controversial accounts of Sacajawea’s life after the expedition explaining what might have became of the beneficial Indian girl. I thought the content was very interesting and it explained the explorers’ journey well. The book Sacajawea made me truly understand what it was like to travel an extreme distance mostly
Toni Morrison and the Bluest Eye Toni Morrison was born Chloe Anthony Wofford in February 18, 1931. Her parents were, Ramah Willis Wofford, mother and her father was George Wofford (Johnson Lewis 2010). She had family who were immigrants and sharecroppers from both of her parents’ side. They lived in Lorain, Ohio were she was the only African America student in her first grade classroom (Bois 1996). Both of her parents were hardworking, while growing up, Morrison also learned folktales and stories that taught her about her heritage (Bois 1996).
Her life greatly influenced literature today and the censorship that follows. On February 8, 1850, Katherine O’Flaherty was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Thomas O’Flaherty and Eliza Faris. She was their second born child and later in life became known as the famous author, Kate Chopin. Growing up in the South with and Irish father and a Creole mother, she was bilingual with English and French. (Ewell) Kate experienced much loss at a young age, three of her family members died by the time she was thirteen.
When she was eighteen Sophia was introduced to Leo Tolstoy, who began to visit the family often. Although it was thought that he favored her elder sister, Lisa, Leo proposed to Sophia on September 17, 1862. The couple was married a mere week later, in Moscow, and immediately retreated to the Tolstoy family estate, Yasnaya Polyana. Sophia had been keeping a diary from the time she was eleven but had it destroyed just before the wedding. On the other hand, in an act similar to a character created in his work Anna Karenina, Leo asked his new bride to read his personal diaries.
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 5 Dec 2011 Flannery O’Conner: The Displaced Person Flannery O’Conner was born on the 25th of March, 1925 in Savannah, Georgia where she spent much of her childhood. When her father was diagnosed with lupus she moved with her family to the rural town of Milledgeville where she lived along with other members of her mother’s family. In 1945 she was awarded a journalism scholarship to attend Iowa State University. (Flannery) It was there that she would decide to pursue a career in fiction rather than fact. After graduating with a Masters in Fine Arts O’Connor spent the next several years living and writing in New York State until she was diagnosed with Lupus, the disease that had killed her father.
Her film work includes: Older, Stronger, Wiser (1989), Long Time Comin’. (1991), Sisters in the Struggle (1991), Listening for Something (1996), Borderless (2006). The film I have choose for this case study is Older, Stronger, Wiser, Brand is this writer of this film, and it is directed by Claire Prieto. This film was based on Brand’s book No Burden to Carry, which consisted of short biographies and interviews of Black Canadian women of many different walks of life. These women range from farmers, to businesswomen they come from families who have footprints in Canada that date back to the early 18th century.
Freeman, who is best known for her local color stories, writes in “The Revolt of `Mother`“ about a small New England town at the end of the 19th century which was a time of great change. Freeman understands to point out the dialect, rural setting and history of the this particular location. This research paper deals with the “Representation of Women“ in the short story “The Revolt of `Mother`“ by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman. In the beginning, a short biography and background information about the author and the short story itself is provided. After that, the reader can find out about the main aspect of this research paper, namely how women are presented in Freeman‘s short story.
She initially feels twinges of sadness at leaving her parents and her home but quickly puts those feelings aside in order to take in everything about her beginning adventure. Dreiser uses the image of the young impressionable woman fresh from the Plains as a model of America before the great rush of industrialist thinking. An America which prided itself on its work ethic and good sturdy morals, this new America which arrived courtesy of railways and an improved transportation system is sordid and miserable, fueled by the never ending desire to constantly be better. Carrie is a vehicle through which Dreiser is able to navigate through this new society and examine it, depicting the transition from innocence to reality, from unpolluted and wholesome to dirty and congested. In this new and supposedly improved America doing bigger and better is the only way to go and effects the way in which everyone in that society acts and in fact it can be argued that need is the major influence when it comes to the decisions made Carrie and most everyone in the novel .
The topic of Bookseller also brings Seierstad’s objectivity into the spotlight. She is a Caucasian woman writing about an Afghan family, so her inaccuracies about the actual happenings of the family’s life are highlighted and labeled as racist. The Los Angeles Times, published an article in which Shah Muhammad Rais said Seierstad came to
These major changes in women’s rights begin approximately 165 years ago. Although there have been many major events in the women’s movement, below is a timeline of four major events that I believe to significant. 1848: Five women, including young housewife and mother Elizabeth Cady Stanton, are having tea when the conversation turns to the situation of women in America. Within a week, they organize a two-day convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y., to discuss women's rights. There, participants sign a Declaration of Sentiments, which calls for equal treatment of women and men under the law and voting rights for women.