And then she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck”(100). And so, she was dead. Well, this quote “I don't like curley. He ain't a nice fella” clearly means that Curley was rude and not nice to his wife. She did not have a lot of privileges like she couldn’t talk to anyone else but Curley because Curley would get mad.
Despite her young age, she later wrote two poetic versions of the battle. In 1756, she married Abijah Prince who was a former servant. When Abijah’s owner died, he left land to Abijah and freed him. Abijah ended up purchasing Lucy her freedom and then proceeded to marry her. Abijah and Lucy married in Deerfield where they had their six children.
The Fortens were active abolitionists and their home was open to many visitors who supported their cause. Charlotte attended Higgins Grammar School along with the white students and later the Normal School in Salem, Massachusetts at the age of 16. She was very determined about school, books, and studying so she can give back to slaves by “changing the condition of the oppressed and suffering people” as Esther M. Douty wrote in Free Black Teacher. This lead to her being one of the first African American teacher in Salem to be hired, where she even taught white students. During teaching career, she recorded the events in her life, events in that era, and her idols like Fredrick Douglass, and Harriet Tubman in her personal journals.
Phillis soon after being adopted into the Wheatley family “experienced special, much-indulged comfort” (Lauter 1297). Phillis was treated quite differently from the other slaves that she lived with; it was if they accepted her as one of their own children. Phillis Wheatley was a very intelligent child and Mrs. Wheatley noticed this about her when they brought her home, for she “was frequently seen endeavoring to make letters upon the wall with a piece of chalk or charcoal” (Odell 10). Due to Phillis’s inquisitive and precocious nature, Mrs. Wheatley decided to take it upon herself to educate the young child, in teaching her how to read and write. Being “tutored by family members, she quickly learned English, Latin and the Bible” (Lauter 1297).
When Kincaid views the map of England presented to the class by the teacher, she makes a sarcastic comment, “at the time I saw this map - seeing England for the first time - I did not say to myself “Ah, so that’s what it looks like.” Her teacher views the map with awe. Through this statement it is evident of Kincaid’s perspective of England. She shows much less enthusiasm because she feels a loss of her Antiguan culture with an over emphasis on the English way. Another example of sarcasm used by Kincaid is when she tells of the realization that nearly everything on her island comes from England. She states that the food, clothing, accessories and cars all seem to have been “Made in England.” Kincaid explains to draw a map of England would result in her erasure, not physical erasure, but her erasure all the same.
She was the fifteenth of seventeen children, but the most successful. Her parents Samuel and Pasty McLeod, and her oldest brothers and sisters, were slaves before emancipation when the Union won the Civil War. Mary’s parents considered education to be very important. Though poor by national standards, the McLeod family was a symbol of stability and unity in the
But after abit of time the death of people began to increase rapidly. Wars and massacres is an impact also experienced by Indians in North America. The most tragic war of the Indians was the battle of the Wounded Knee. In this massacre there was a place in the Sioux community which was a very dangerous place for the Sioux people so big foot the Sioux chief decided to move to a safer place. One of the US soldiers orders the Sioux people to go back to their place HOWEVER one Sioux soldier didn’t want to go back and people started to fight back in a result 300 men including women and children were killed.
Analysis of “The Century Quilt” Written by Marilyn Waniek, “The Century Quilt” describes the importance of heritage in the narrator’s life. Using imagery, tone, and structure, Waniek effectively illustrates the importance of her quilt. The quilt represents not only her family’s heritage but also her future heritage. Waniek’s diction creates a nostalgic tone: “I remembered how I’d planned to inherit that blanket” (Lines 9-10) and “my sister and I were in love with Meema’s Indian blanket” (lines 1-2). Her word choices “remembered” and “were in love,” Waniek emphasizes a sentimental memory.
She told the officer that she was a bad mother and expected to be punished. This crime will unravel the reasons why a loving mother, of five, had drowned all of her children, tangled in issues of depression, religious fanaticism, and psychosis. Why would any mother murder all of her children? When Andrea was brought in for questioning she was asked “who killed your children” and she said “I killed them”. Then she was asked “why did you kill your children” and she replied “because I am a bad mother”.
One event in her past that influenced her behavior is her parents’ death. Abigail’s parents were beat to death with a bludgeon by Native Americans. As a result, she carries very scarring details of her past with her and has not been raised in a typical way. Not having her parents in her life deprived Abigail of learning life lessons and taking advice from a mother and father on a regular basis. The fact that her parents were killed right in front of her is also very traumatizing.