When we reflected on the stories of Someday My Elders Will be Proud and In Search of Sangam we came together as a group and reflected on each story. In the first story Someday My Elders Will be Proud.A native American woman named Jean from Bismarck, North Dakota, tells the story of how she experienced two completely different worlds. She talks about how her mother raised her and her three brothers after their father left them when she was very young. When the children were young, their mother would go to work and their drunk, abusive uncle would care for them. The abuse from her uncle left emotional scars.
By the time he was born, the ink on their divorce papers were dryer than stale bread. At first, he was going to live with his working immigrant father, but after two months, like passing a basketball to a nearby teammate, he gave George's custody to his mother. But, after raising him for ten years, like a basketball player who had far too much cheap liquor before playing and decided to throw the ball into the audience like a complete lummox, his mother gave George to his grandmother & his step grandfather, after remarrying and moving to
He traveled around Burgesses while a lawyer, and while traveling, "he met and fell in love with twenty-three-year-old Martha Wayles Skelton, a wealthy widow and daughter of a prominent Virginia lawyer and landowner" (Onuf). They married in 1772, and got a pretty rundown house, but thanks to Jefferson himself (and some slave laborers), he was able to make it a lot better than how it was. He had seven kids, four girls and three boys. Fighting in the Revolutionary War: Thomas Jefferson was a founding father of America, but of course there was a Battle before that. Jefferson wrote pieces of literature like the "Summary View of the Rights of British America," and the Declaration of Independence.
I can relate to Chitra Divakaruni frustrated husband in her story “The Disappearance” growing up in a home where my mom had to step in to be a mother and father because of my dad’s alcohol problem she “had to put his [her] foot down” for us to move forward. (Divakaruni 2) My mom had to be a strong woman to live with my dad for over 20 years with my dad’s alcohol problem, having to pick up after him make sure we were not exposed telling us “in his [her] lap awkwardly” he will soon recover from his crisis. (1) She comforted us as much as she could so we would not forget the good moments we had with him and not judge him for his alcohol abuse, fighting or disappearance. Same as the husband in Divakaruni’s story my mom “was a good husband [wife]”
With the help of his wealthy uncles he attended Bowdoin College (Gerber 115). They paid for the expenses seeing that his mother was unable. Hawthorne attended college from 1821-1825 (Van Doren 424). At Bowdoin he had a lot of time to develop his writing skills independently. Due to a lack of formal writing instruction he was a self-taught writer (Gerber 115).
His second wife was white and her name was Helen Pitts. Douglass was 20 years older than she was and her family was not very supportive of their interracial relationship. He later went on to give his most famous speech “ Self made man”. He later met William Coffin and William Garrison, who were also strong abolitionists in New England. The both of them offered him a job, which was to be an agent for the
JAJUAN TILLEY MRS. GOODSON HAMILTON Alexander Hamilton was an important part of the American Revolution. He was born January 11, 1755 to a “whore” mother. At the age of ten his father left him and his mother as Hamilton lye bed ridden waiting to die. He lived, but his mother died from the illness. As a young man his work ethic, intellect, and drive were extremely high.
Odysseus’s adventures were long, brutal and tested his weaknesses. I'm going to analyze how these weaknesses kept him from returning home. Because of these weaknesses odysseus’s son grew up without a father in his life, who knows if he even had a father figure in his life at the very least He survived many situations against all odds and was reunited with his wife and son after 20 long years. Two of his adventures were. Odysseus likes women that are not his wife, and he gets sucked into the goddess Circe’s “vortex” so to speak, his crew warned him it was a trap to keep them there but he didn't listen and they stayed there for a year eating and drinking as much as they could possibly want.
Fallen Monument Emily Grierson, (known to be the southern belle of her town)was born and raised in the town of Jefferson, Missouri in the 1950s. Emily's socioeconomic status and southern charm in the 1950s led her to become admired and loved by the town but at home her father abused, neglected, and isolated her from society. Emily's father repressed her dreams of having a husband and a family and pushed away many suitors. After many years , the town of Jefferson has remodified and modernized and along with the years Emily's father dies and takes the Emily that many admired along with him.The death of her father left Emily alone and in denial. These events ultimately lead to Emily's change in her behavior, she refuses to follow elementary laws (among other deeds) and ends up creating tension in the town.
evil. Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 in Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom to his parents John and Elizabeth Dickens, and was their second child, they would go on to have eight children. John Dickens was a naval clerk and his mother had always dreamed of being a teacher so she helped as much as she could for her children to succeed. In 1824 his father was sent to prison for debt. Charles decided to leave school and try to help the family as much as he could.
Rutherford Birchard Hayes, the nineteenth president of the United States of America had many profound accomplishments before setting out on the campaign trail in 1876. Rutherford was born on October 4, 1822 in Delaware, Ohio, by his mother Sophia who had lost her husband, Rutherford’s father ten weeks earlier. Rutherford grew up in a house full of love and faith, which helped to smooth the rough times of growing up without a father, as well as losing two siblings. Rutherford earned the nickname “Rud” as he was growing up in Delaware, unable to play and socialize with other kids his age until he was seven years old due to his frail and unstable health in early years. With Rud couped up around the Hayes household for many of his early years,
Clara Barton was born on December 25, 1921 in Massachusetts. She quickly realized her affinity for helping people when she began caring for her brother, David, after he was injured in an accident. Barton received most of her education by working as a bookkeeper and a clerk for her older brother. She started teaching at the age of fifteen, after taking the advice of a doctor who recommended she begin teaching to overcome her shyness, even though at that time it was more common for men to be teachers. She eventually opened up her own free public school in Bordentown, New Jersey in 1953, although she was later replaced by a man.
He was the second of five children, his parents were poor and worked really hard to make a living. He wanted to help his parents by going to college and working hard. He attended Whittier College and went to Duke University for law school. After graduating, he went back to his home town of Whittier to practice law. First Lady Nixon