Maya Angelou who real name is Marguerite Johnson was born on April 4, 1928 in St.Louis, Missouri. The African American Activist spent many difficult years moving back and forth between her mother’s and grandmother’s. At age seven, she was raped by her mother boyfriend. After this tragic even Maya didn’t talked for six years, and her teens and early twenties were spent as a dancer, which was filled with isolation and experimentation. (Maya Angelou.
Shortly after being married Karen gave birth to her first daughter. Shortly following the birth of Karen’s new daughter, however, was the death of her beloved mother. Karen, later in life had and additional two daughters in whom she loved and cherished very much. Karen, however, still found some depression lingering in her life. Karen leaned to one of her favorite parts of life, her studies.
Both of her parents were hardworking, while growing up, Morrison also learned folktales and stories that taught her about her heritage (Bois 1996). From a young age, Morrison showed a great interest in literature with all type of authors, French, English and even Russian. In 1949, Toni Morrison attended Howard University, in Washington D.C. there she also changed her name from Chloe to “Toni”, and she explained that she found it was difficult for people to pronounce (Liukkonen 2008). In 1955 and 1957, Morrison was an instructor in Texas Southern University in Houston, where she taught English. In 1958, she married husband, Harold Morrison (Johnson Lewis 2010).
She gives extensive examples of how family is priceless and how family can give memories, good or bad, that can last a lifetime. She was chosen for this interview because of her wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of life. Her aging is very successful, she has a slight limp but it does not stop her from getting around. She still has beauty younger than her years and several individuals were complementing how she gracefully aged being that she does not look 76 years old. Notable Aspects Family is the one thing she speaks on with a serious look on her face.
She has gone from most Improved Athlete to Most Valuable Athlete. Silvia has received certificates for her outstanding devotion, and leadership abilities in sports. Silvia’s peers, teachers and coaches love and respect her. Silvia has served as Sophomore Basketball and Varsity Softball team. Silvia is always ready to take charge and get started on conditioning and warm-up activities.
Rosa and her mother stayed with her mother’s grandparents in a small community near Montgomery. Rosa was taught by both her mother and grandparents to be proud of her heritage. She was also taught to read at a very young age by her mother. Rosa was educated at several schools and was finally sent to Montgomery to continue her education. Rosa was always very aware of the differences around her in the ways blacks and whites lived.
”My sister’s the one who’s always had to imagine life without me”. Kate was selfless to come up with a plan so that her sister could live a normal life. Sara Fitzgerald is also brave because she never gave up with everything going wrong in her life she continued on strong. I agree with her decision throughout the book; I too would have done anything to keep my loved one alive. “My daughter has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant; the hospital explained that our insurance company needs to sign off on coverage.” Sara is desperately trying to get her daughter the help she needs but no one is trying to help her.
Soul Surfer Soul Surfer Bethany Hamilton is a good example of how we choose our lifestyle. She enjoys being with her friends, and she loves her family. She knows that God has a good plan for everyone. And no matter the circumstances, it's important to have a positive perspective and do all that can be possible to be a better person. For these reasons, it is worthy to write about her family's and friends' support, her faith in God, and her positive attitude.
Marissa Baird ENGWR 101: MW 12-2pm Professor Graham 25 November 2014 Assignment: Compare and Contrast Paper Final Draft Self-Perception is What Counts The everlasting Southern love story of an independent woman is illustrated through the colorful words of Zora Neale Hurston, in her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Janie, the protagonist, is introduced at the beginning of the novel as a natural and comfortable woman. Janie goes through her life story of growing up with Nanny, who took care of Janie, three marriages, and her journey to find new adventures and love. Janie’s self-perception and visions of her life were conflicting from others around her. Nanny believed that her decision, which was to have Janie marry Logan Killicks, was out of love.