Biography of Kate Chopin Kate Chopin was a famous author during the late eighteen hundreds publishing many famous short stories and novels such as The Awakening and Bayou Folks. She has often been referred to as “a pioneer in the amoral treatment of sexuality, of divorce, and of woman’s urge for an existential authenticity” (Seyersted 1). She led the way for feminism and was praised after her death once her style of writing became more accepted. Chopin wrote about the passion that other authors during her time would not dare to speak of. Her life greatly influenced literature today and the censorship that follows.
In 1890 she published her first novel: At Fault. Her early work was influenced by her favorite writers: Guy de Maupassant, Alphonse Daudet, and Molière. She wrote several more novels and short stories, with her most famous (and also most controversial) being: The Awakening. After publishing The Awakening “Chopin’s career was ruined by the critical and public reaction, she had difficulties finding publishers for later works and was ousted from local library groups.”i (Poupard, 1985) On August 20th 1904 Kate Chopin suffered a cerebral hemorrhage while she was at a fair. On August 21st she went unconscious and died the next day.
A major gothic theme is death, but the novel ‘Frankenstein’ is more about birth and creation. To what extent do you agree with this view? Frankenstein was written in 1818, which is before the gothic genre and themes existed. However, a major gothic theme is death, which is a theme apparent through the whole novel. 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.
Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey And The Gothic 2011 Introduction Northanger Abbey was one of the first novels that English writer Jane Austen wrote. Although it was written around the years 1798-99, the novel was not published until December 1817, five months after Austen’s death. Northanger Abbey tells the story of seventeen-year-old Catherine Morland on her first visit to the city of Bath and, later, to the Tinley’s house (the “Northanger Abbey” of the title.) Being a Gothic novel aficionado, Catherine keeps expecting real life to play out like one of her favourite novels. Consequently, the young heroine finds herself involved in many embarrassing situations throughout the novel.
Merwin who admired both the work of Sylvia and Ted. When Sylvia became pregnant with the couple's first child, they decided to move back to the United Kingdom, where they lived in Devon. On April 1, 1960, Freida Hughes was born. After the birth of her first daughter, Sylvia's first collection of poems titled, "The Colossus" was published in the United Kingdom Later in 1961, Sylvia suffered a devastating miscarriage. 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.
Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein, which was published in 1818 on the basis of a dare to write a horror story, introduces many controversial issues; issues that were controversial in her time as they meddle with life and creation and question whether or not people are born as evil beings. This was a time when society, disrupted by the French revolution 20 years earlier, looked to science for certainty. Victor Frankenstein, a determined scientist, a man with a good childhood, in pursuit of his selfish desires; brought about his own downfall. These issues still resonate in the present time. Victor Frankenstein was very interested in the creation of life from a young age, and worked hard to find an answer.
The Reality and the Imagination “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelly To write a book , a writer should be influenced by something important for him/ her .It could be anything - a life , a motive , a person , a smile, an event. We realize that years of research have find out that it is not a coincidence that there are connections in Mary Shelly`s life and here novel masterpiece - Frankenstein .There are various references to her family members and she expresses situations and feelings of her life among pages of the book ,that makes her novel Frankenstein a puzzle in which she has secretly hidden pieces of he own life. There are a lot of examples for placing secrets in masterpieces, a lot of authors enjoy hide secrets in their works- for instance there is Leonardo Da Vinci`s painting “The Last Supper” – which is a great example for secrecy .To reveal the secret of the work , to expose every hidden part of it , to find the connections, to decipher it - makes every individual researcher replete with proud and satisfactions . Such is the case when studying the Mery Shelly`s life and her acknowledged book “Frankenstein”. A small hidden detail which can be considered as insignificant , can turn to be great hints and help to understand and reveal the feelings of the author.
It quickly became a huge successful going on to win a ‘Pulitzer Prize’ and have been categories as by many readers “ A very classic yet with a modern twist of American literature”. The plot, characters and setting have been insecurely constructed from the author’s personal reflection of her family, neighbors and occurrences near her hometown in the 1930’s at the age of ten. The novel is well- known for its kind-heartedness and wittiness, whilst also dealing with serious topics in our society such as rape and racial discrimination. As a southern gothic novel and coming of age story, to kill a mocking bird has several themes that consist of it but the main is how courage is portrayed through the characters, plot and setting to assist the readers to develop historical knowledge of deep southern American society. Intellectuals have mentioned that Harper has also addressed issues such as human classification, sympathy, courage and gender roles in American society in the 1930’s.
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. At that point she moved with her mother to their family farm Andalusia where she would spend the last 13 years of her life writing and raising exotic birds. It was here that Flannery would be inspired to write her longest short story “The Displaced Person” A story which, like much of her work, borrowed heavily from her own life. “The Displaced Person” was a critical commentary on the times in which she lived and she fearlessly confronted controversial issues like racism and emigration. The inspiration for “The Displaced Person” came from an emigrant family that moved to her mother’s farm Andalusia in 1953.
Navid Eskandary English 2H Mrs. Moskovitz Period 5 8 May 2013 Victorian Era Research Paper Charlotte Bronte was a famous writer during the Victorian Era. She went to the “ Clergy Daughters’ School at Cowan Bridge in the parish of Tunstall” (Charlotte Bronte), when she was younger. She wrote poems with the “characteristics modes of the Victorian period” (Charlotte Bronte). One of her most famous works was Jane Eyre, a novel that completely contradicted many beliefs during the Victorian Era. Jane Eyre is very similar to the Victorian Era in life styles, gender roles, and education.