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
(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.
In February 1921, Dali's mother died of breast cancer. Dali was 16 years old; he later said his mother's death "was the greatest blow I had experienced in my life. I worshipped her... I could not resign myself to the loss of a being on whom I counted to make invisible the unavoidable blemishes of my soul." After her death, Dali's father married his dead wife's sister, Dali’s aunt.
It wasn’t until 1942 that Betty married her first husband William C. Warren an insurance sales man. Unfortunately, due to Warren being an alcoholic, the marriage didn’t last and five years later, on September 22, 1947, Betty filed for divorce on the grounds of “excessive and repeated cruelty.” It wasn’t until a year later that Betty remarried on October 15, 1948 to her husband of fifty-eight years, Gerald Ford. Elizabeth Ann Bloomer Ford died on July 8, 2011, five years after her husband Gerald passed. Life as First Lady Betty helped to transform the First Lady position into what it is today, and because of that, she is often times referred to as the First Modern First Lady. Ironically, unlike today’s first ladies, Betty was “thrust into the role of First Lady with no time for planning any goals or agenda.” In addition to the lack of agenda, Betty was extremely personable and candid with reporters and members of the media and always made sure that she spoke what was on her mind.
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.
A major portion of her life was spent in the belief that her family fled for political reasons, but it was only until 1997 that she came to know the truth that her family was Jewish and that three of her grandparents were victims of the holocaust. In 1948, her family moved to United States when she was only eleven. (Nolan, 2) America proved to be fortunate for the moving family as immediately after their settlement, School of International Studies at the University of Denver selected her father as Dean. Mainly, her schooling was done at Kent Denver School in Denver. In 1959, she graduated from Wesley College with a B.A.
We began spending everyday together, it was great. After two years of dating I got pregnant with our beautiful daughter. I got so sick I almost lost her at three months, then again at seven months. I had toxemia so I spent a lot of the time in the hospital. I had to go on independent study because I was bedridden.
Then on February 25, 1990 she collapsed and went into full cardiac arrest. She suffered brain damage due to lack of oxygen. A couple of months later after being in a coma the doctors treating her diagnosed her with a vegetative state. One year after the cardiac arrest a board-certified neurologist and an internist and personal family physician to the Schiavo family independently made the diagnosis of PVS (persistent vegetative state). Her husband Michael Schiavo in 1998 petitioned the court to have the feeding tube removed in regards to a state statute.
Shelley, the author’s mother died 10 days after giving birth, which could influence her writing and decision to make Caroline die after child birth also. Shelley became pregnant at 16 and then continued to be pregnant for the following 5 years, however only 1 child survived. This could have had a significant effect on her writing and the themes of birth and creation, as well as death. Victor’s obsession with science and the creation of a being stems from the death of his mother, Caroline Beaufort. Caroline becomes almost like a guardian angel as she attends to her ill father for several months and also adopts Elizabeth to give her the lifestyle in which she deserves.
But what truly causes it is a mystery that leaves scientists and doctors with just guesses and tests to do. Some people say that babies die of SIDS just from sleeping wrong. In 1994, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) had a “Back To Sleep” campaign that told parents to always put infants on their backs when sleeping. After that, the rate of SIDS went down by more than 50% (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). Even with that drop in the death rate, SIDS is still responsible for about 3,000 deaths per year (“Sudden Infant Death” 1621).