Margaret Peggy Laurence Essay

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Jean Margaret Wemyss "Margaret Peggy Laurence" I. Introduction- "What I care about trying to do is express something that in fact everybody knows, but doesn't say." -Margaret Laurence II. Birth- A. When- July 18, 1926 (Hatch 122) B. Where- 1. City- Neepawa (Hatch 122) 2. State- Manitoba (Hatch 122) 3. Country- Canada (Hatch 122) C. Parents - 1. Mother - a. Name - Verna Simpson Wemyss (Morey 191) b. Nationality - Irish (Staines) c. Occupation - Music Teacher (Staines) d. Hobby - Pianist (Staines) e. Born - Neepawa (Staines) f. Daughter - of furniture dealer and undertaker (Staines) 2. Father - a. Name - Robert Wemyss (Morley 191) b. Occupation - Lawyer (Morley 191) c. Nationality - Scottish (Staines) d. Born - Neepawa (Staines) D. Stepmother - 1. Name - Margaret Campbell Simpson (Marsh) 2. Who - Margaret's first mother's sister (Marsh) 3. Occupation - a. Librarian (Marsh) b. Teacher (Marsh) 4. When - 1931 (Marsh) 5. Margaret's Feelings - Saw her stepmom as one of her greatest encouragers because after her mother's death Margaret S. willingly came into her home and took the role as mom to take care of her and her father (Marsh) 6. Why - To take care of the family (Marsh) III. Childhood- A. Siblings- Step-brother 1. Name - Robert ("Margaret Laurence") 2. When - 1933 (Staines) B. Early Schooling- Taught in a small school since she was raised on the prairie ("Margaret Laurence") C. Lifestyle - Small town working on farm ("Margaret Laurence") D. Hobbies - Writing since 7 years old (Morley 191) E. Childhood Tragedies - 1. Mother Dies - a. When - 1930 (Morley 191) b. How - Kidney Infection (Staines) c. Age - 34

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