This event pulled her deeper into depression and it was very evident in her writing and in everything… In 1960, Sylvia Plath's first collection of poems, The Colossus was published. Shortly thereafter, she and Ted Hughes moved "to an English country village in Devon" ("Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)"). In 1960, their first child, a daughter named Frieda, named after Sylvia's beloved paternal aunt, was born, and in 1962, their son Nicholas was born. Sylvia also suffered several miscarriages before and between the births of her children (Neurotic Poets 5-6), and "less than two years after the birth of their first child their marriage broke apart ("Sylvia Plath, 1932-1963" 1) One can only speculate about the volume and the quality of future work that Sylvia Plath, already a seasoned and much
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.
(Ewell) During her school years Chopin attended St. Louis Academy of the Sacred Heart, there she was encouraged to write and express herself. After she was finished in school, she was thrust into the debutant and party scene. She wrote in her diary that she did not wish to go to the parties, only to stay home and be alone. (Deter) Kate eventually met her husband, Oscar Chopin and married when she was nineteen. They had six children in their first ten years of
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.
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.
(Brown 2) Then August 4, 1944 someone tipped off the police and the Frank’s, Van Daan’s, and Mr. Dussel were all sentenced to attend the Bergen-Belson concentration camp in Germany. (Brown 2) Anne’s sister, Margot, was the first of both the families to die. (Gale 3) She died of a typhus epidemic that broke out in the camp. (Brown 2) Anne was never informed that her sister had died, but she had a feeling something was wrong. (Brown 2) Ernst Schnabel, on the topic of Anne Frank, wrote: “She sensed it, and soon afterwards she died, peacefully, feeling that nothing bad was happening to her.” (Brown 2) The epidemic killed around 17,000 prisoners.
After that she figured out why so many people in Utah, including her family were found with cancer. The author tells the readers what situation took place from January 27, 1951 through July 11, 1962. It was a well known story in the Desert West, “The Day we Bombed Utah,” these were the years that atomic testing happened in Nevada. The author explains how much has been written about “American nuclear tragedy.” “Public health was secondary to national security.” (892) Williams explains how many people tried to make some protests to the United States government telling them to stop nuclear testing, but all these attempts failed. The United States said that the nuclear testing or radiation was not the cause why so many women were getting breast cancer.
The animal began eating some of the wild plants growing in the meadow, and within a short time the tumors disappeared. Hoxley then developed his formula based on these herbs. The recipe for Essiac was given to Rene Caisse, a Canadian nurse, in 1922 by an 80-year-old female patient who 30 years previously had been treated by an Indian medicine man with an herbal tea for her advanced breast cancer. Rene used the herbal formula to treat her aunt with terminal stomach cancer. The women recovered completely and lived another 21 years.
In 1991, her ongoing efforts won her the Nobel Prize for Peace, and she was finally released from house arrest in November 2010. Early Years Aung San Suu Kyi's father, formerly the de facto prime minister of British Burma, was assassinated in 1947. Her mother, Khin Kyi, was appointed ambassador to India in 1960. Suu Kyi obtained a bachelor's degree from the University of Oxford in 1969, and in 1972, she married. She had two children—in 1973 and 1977—and the family spent the 1970s and 1980s in England, the United States and India.
Alice Walker, best known perhaps as the author of The Color Purple, was the eighth child of Georgia sharecroppers. After a childhood accident blinded her in one eye, she went on to become valedictorian of her local school, and attend Spelman College and Sarah Lawrence College on scholarships, graduating in 1965. Alice Walker volunteered in the voter registration drives of the 1960s in Georgia, and went to work after college in the Welfare Department in New York City. Alice Walker married in 1967 (and divorced in 1976). Her first book of poems came out in 1968 and her first novel just after her daughter's birth in 1970.