(Ewell) Kate experienced much loss at a young age, three of her family members died by the time she was thirteen. The first death was of her father on November 1st, 1855 from a train accident leaving her mother to raise the children with the help of Kate’s grandmother and great grandmother. When she was thirteen, her great grandmother and half brother passed away a month apart. Her great grandmother was rumored to be a great influence on her from her story telling and encouragement. (Ewell) During her school years Chopin attended St. Louis Academy of the Sacred Heart, there she was encouraged to write and express herself.
Growing up, she was most widely influenced by her mother and grandmother after her father was killed in a train accident when she was four years old. She attended school until she graduated at the age of 17. In 1870 she married Oscar Chopin and moved with him to New Orleans. However in 1880 when they suffered financial problems and were forced to move in with her father-in-law, where Oscar Chopin took over his father's plantation. Soon after, 1883 Oscar Chopin died, and she had to take over the plantation.
She also remember the announcement on television about the death of Dr. King in1968, the telephone ringing while the news was been reported and it was her sister calling to say turn the T.V on Dr. king is dead, they killed him as she fell to the floor. At age 40 she Lena completed college and received her masters degree in education and taught seventh grade math and health. The children left home some went to college and the military, got married, had children, bought homes ECT. At age 50 Lena found out she had a brain tumor and had to be hospitalized and had brain surgery. For a year after surgery she suffered from an speech impairment and had to learn how to speak again.
Her writing is so popular and well known because it is a deep, dark, and true perspective of how living in a different country, and moving to a new country has an effect on everyone and what exactly happens. Her earliest book Homecoming is her first book of poems. Some describe how she grew up from her own point of view, others point of view, and some other different poems talk about living on the Caribbean and what it is like. One of her most popular books How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents is a story about four sisters starting in their thirties, and it traces all the way back down to when they were young children living back in the Dominican Republic. Also, her two of my favorite poems Dustings and Sometimes the Words Are Just Too Close show why her writing is so popular, the discrete, honest way Alvarez writes is essential and thoughtful for every human out there today.
Then her mother died too. Writing helped her to overcome the pain of the losses, focused her extraordinary energy and even became a source of income. Her famous novels were “The awakening”, “At Fault”, “The story of an hour”, “The storm”. She was also famous for short stories writing the most famous of them were “A night of Acadie”, “The unexpected”, “The kiss”, “Beauty of the baby”, “Madam Celestin’s divorce”. The basis of all her stories is realistic image of the society and people, especially women with their own needs, she never doubt in the strength of women and thought that they can overcome any temptation.
To understand Kate Chopin’s identity and true meaning behind her work, you must first look at where she came from. She was born in 1850 in Missouri and was the only child of five to live past the age of twenty. When she was 5, her father died and Kate lived with her Mother, Grandmother, and her great-grandmother, all of whom were widows. As a child she went to a Catholic boarding school that was run by nuns. Kate grew up around several smart, independent, single women.
Chanel's family grew with a sister Antoinette and brothers Alphonse, Lucien and Augustin who died as an infant. Four years after the death of Augustin in 1891 Chanel's mother passed away. Chanel's father left the children with various family and in orphanages. 12 year old Cahnel was left in the orphanage of the Catholic monastery of Aubazine. There she learned to sew and Chanel spent school vacations with realtives learning to sew with more style than what was thought by the nuns in the monastery.
He told her that it is because the child is not white so, Desiree immediately wrote to her mother about what had happened. Desiree’s mother told her that she should come back to her house. Desiree showed her mother’s letter to Armand, and he told her that he wanted her to go. Desiree took her baby from the nurse and walked away, she went to bayou where she disappeared not to Valmondes house . A few weeks after she left, at L’Abri, Armand was having his slaves feeding a bonfire where he is burning all Desiree’s and
At birth Chanel’s name was entered into the official registry as “Chasnel.” It is speculated that this spelling was a clerical error or an ancient spelling of the family name.  The couple eventually had five other children: Julia-Berthe, (1882–1913), Antoinette (born 1887) and three brothers, Alphonse (born 1885), Lucien (born 1889) and Augustin (born and died 1891). In 1895, when she was twelve years old, Chanel’s mother died of tuberculosis. Her father sent her two brothers out as farm laborers and the three daughters to a bleak area of central France, the Corrèze, into the hands of a convent for orphans, Aubazine.  It was a stark, frugal life demanding strict discipline but raised with the charity of the Catholic faith.
Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel French fashion designer, born on the 19th of August 1883 in a poor hous Saumur, France. Coco Chanel was a pauper who had five siblings 2 sisters Julie, Antoinette and three Brothers Alphonse, Lucien and Augstin. Unfortunately her life was anything but glamorous, her mother Jeanne Devollec died in 1895 when Chanel was eleven , After her mother’s death Chanel’s father took Gabriella and her sister Julie to an orphanage, and her brothers went to a farm and became child laborers. Gabrielle had been staying in the orphanage for six years. She was a fierce, pretty, and restless girl, and she knew that she was different from other , she was raised and taught sewing by nuns this helped her a lot in her future career.