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 life and many deeds tell us about her strategic skills, intelligence, determination, passion and devotion that she inspired us all to find within ourselves. When she was diagnosed with progressive dementia and died the next year, all city buses in Montgomery and Detroit, reserved the front three rows with black ribbon to honor her and they were left there until Rosa was laid to her final resting place. Four days after she died she was flown back to Montgomery where she was lead out of the church by a horse drawn hearse. Later that same day her body was taken to Washington D.C. where, a bus similar to the one that helped her make her stand, took her to the capital. On November 2, 2005, her funeral was held in a church in Detroit and she was taken to the cemetery by a horse drawn hearse.
Florence Nightingale was a very nurturing nurse. When she was younger, she claimed she got a call from God asking if she would do well for him alone and not for the fame, she obliged to the commitment (Aller). Her obliging shows how she didn’t want to become world-renowned. Nightingale just wanted to be a nurse for the health of others. While serving the Crimean War, she had beds made for sick soldiers who had to rest on the floor (Aller).
Her father was a loving, but stern man. He worked as a manager of the Arbury Hall Estate. Eliot mother was a housewife and she later died of cancer in 1836. Eliot was very intelligent and an avid reader. Because she was not a pretty girl and had a slim chance of marriage, her father invested in her education.
Virginia Henderson Born in Kansas City, MO One of 8 children Middle child 5th child Grew up in VA-delightful Surrounded by friends and family, Virginia Henderson died peacefully on March 19, 1996, in a hospice in Branford, Connecticut. She was 98. Throughout the 1980s, she had remained active as a research associate emeritus at Yale University School of Nursing, serving as an ambassador for nursing throughout the world Father, attorney, devoted time for cases of Indians where justice wasn’t done right by them. They were all cases against the government. Lived in Grandfather’s school until they could be established in Washington, DC Mother (remarkable woman) rarely scolded.
For many years, people of colour were forced into slavery just because of their race. They were made to be housekeepers, cooks, work on farms and build railways. Women were not allowed to vote, work or go to school. They had to stay home and cook, clean and take care of the babies. Little girls could not attend school and had to stay home and help their mothers.
In “No Name Woman” Maxine Hong Kingston learns from her mother that she once had an aunt who became pregnant, but killed herself and the baby in the family’s well. The aunt’s husband was gone for years-- like most of the men in the village, he was trying his luck elsewhere because the village crops were suffering from drought—and the baby was illegitimate. On the night the baby was born, the villagers raided the house. It was nearly destroyed. The family cursed the aunt; she became a “ghost” as if she was never born.
Still, Antoinette's mother repeatedly expresses a desperate wish to leave Jamaica. She is acutely aware of the fact that the freed blacks still harbor immense hatred toward the white aristocracy that enslaved them. Mr. Mason, however, fails to realize how dire the situation has become. One night, a mob sets the house on fire, and the family is forced to flee forever. Antoinette wakes up several weeks later at the home of her Aunt Cora in Spanish Town.
My Multicultural Experiences Brenda Chen University of Phoenix January 26, 2014 An unforgettable experience I had with a multicultural environment was when I lived in a group home. During my teen years, I grew increasingly angry and rebellious after my father had a stroke and passed away. This event led to my deep depression and fear of almost everything. Eventually, I was hospitalized for hitting my sister’s boyfriend and severe depression. When I was discharged my mom was unable to take care of me.
(See "Alternative Books.") Plot Summary Fourteen year old Celie has led a very rough life. Her mother is very sick, and when she goes to visit the doctor Celie is left alone with her father, Fonso. While the mother is gone, Fonso rapes Celie. Celie's mother dies soon after and now Fonso rapes Celie more and more often, saying "You gonna do what your mammy wouldn't" (p. 1).