Linda Pastan was a great poet while also a wife and mother. Pastan started sending her work to The New Yorker at age twelve (Potvin par. 6). Later, she went to college and got married. Pastan stated in an interview that she stopped writing for about ten years, because she could not be the perfect wife and mother that she was expected to be and also commit herself to her poetry (Brown, 3). She considers herself “a product of the ‘50s – what I called the perfectly polished floor syndrome.
Overall, A Night Divided was a fantastic book! I definitely suggest it to anyone above the age of nine years old. A Night Divided was written by Jennifer A. Nielsen, and the genre is historical fiction, I have read many books over the course of twelve years and this book was definitely one of my favorites! A Night Divided is about a girl named Gerta being seperated from her family overnight, and escaping to the other side of the Berlin Wall to them. Gerta and her older brother, Fritz, take it upon themselves to build a tunnel secretly under an abandoned building that is in between the Berlin Wall’s two sides, along the way there are many plot twists, close calls, surprising events, and alot of action on every page.
She had also fell apart like the rest of her family. Once it hit the six-week mark, Mr. Gibbs ordered an autopsy, Jane tried her best to prevent it. Later on, the Cops got involved and found out that Mrs. Gibbs was poisoned with morphine and atropine. Jane finally gave up after her last victim and confessed. She later then confessed to her lawyer of the 31 murders she had made.
Despite their infrequent communications, they did form a bond that would outlive them, and their descendants kept in touch deep into the nineteenth century. Their communications became an invaluable resource for the author as he worked to recreate the story of the woman who became known as the unredeemed captive. John Putnam Demos is an American author and historian, best known for his work regarding colonial America. He is the descendant of John Putnam Senior, who was related to the Putnam family involved in the Salem witch trials. He has written two books on the trials, one of which - Entertaining Satan - Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England - won him the prestigious Bancroft Prize.
Although tragic heroes are meant for the literary world, they can also be applied to reality. For example, Princess Diana(Diana Spencer), is a modern-day tragic hero. She was born Diana Spencer and soon became Lady Diana Spencer when her father inherited the title Earl Spencer. She later married to the British throne, had two children, divorced, started to date Dodi Fayed, then died in a car crash in a tunnel trying to get away from the paparazzi. Diana was born into one of Great Britain’s oldest and most important families-the Spencers-making her an elevated character from the start.
Clara Barton and the American Red Cross “I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything new that might improve the past. ” Clara Barton was a fighter.
However, his entire perspective changed when one day he caught his mother embracing an elderly Droughtlander within the Key walls, to which he became immensely concerned at his mother catching an illness by being close proximity to one of them. His mother assured him that she would stay healthy, and revealed a tome to Eli. At first he did not understand what the tome’s importance was, but as he read on he found a terrifying fact: “The [Keys] was responsible for the death of ninety-two percent of the world’s population. If all of this was really true, giving up the Keylanders as his people just got easier” (Mac 30). The tome revealed that the Keys cloudseeded their way into power, by stealing any rainclouds using cloudseeders to direct clouds to rain on the Keys, and leave no rain left for anywhere else, making the areas between the Keys parched and thus become the Droughtland.
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen is one of the greatest novelists of English Literature. She was born in 1775 at Steventon in Hampshire, in the south of England. Her father was Reverend George Austen, who was a well-educated clergyman and who encouraged Austen both in her reading and her writing. She started writing when she was fourteen, and by her early twenties she was already working on the first versions of some of her novels. She did not write about great events, like the French Revolution or the Napoleonic Wars, both of which happened during her lifetime.
Zora Neale Hurston, an author during the Harlem Renaissance, wrote Their Eyes Were Watching God, an amazing novel written about the losses and loves of a lady named Janie Crawford. The author describes the way Janie found out who she really was and what love was throughout her three marriages. Janie’s first two marriages were unfulfilling and not healthy for herself. Janie realized what true love was when she met Tea Cake. Janie’s first marriage was to a man named Logan Killicks, which was forced upon her by her grandmother.
Together with her publisher's fraud, Emily virtually gave up on the world, and, more tragically, seemed to lose her spirit, her inspirational muse, her refuge in imagination and creativity. Emily Bronte died at the age of thirty, only several months after catching a wintry chill at her brother's untimely funeral, but she became an integral part of literary world. Her novel “Wuthering Heights” has become truly global phenomena in English
In 1988 Kingsolver wrote and published her first book, The Bean Trees, while pregnant with her first daughter, Camille Hoffman. Due to Kingsolver’s building frustrations with the United States’ involvement in the first Gulf War, she moved with her daughter to Tenerife in the Canary Islands for a year. Soon after she and her daughter returned to the United States, Kingsolver and Hoffman divorced. In 2004 Kingsolver moved to a farm in Washington County, Virginia with her second husband, Steven Hopp, and their teenage daughter, Lily Hopp, where they currently live to this day.
U.S. Army veteran Jessica Higgins of Merrimack was 22 when she got married. She had just returned home from a deployment to Iraq, and was having a difficult time transitioning. “I got married quickly because I thought that it would solve all of my problems when, in fact, it ended up creating many more,” she said. Her husband became abusive, and it took the birth of her daughter for Higgins to gather the strength to leave. With her three-week-old daughter in tow, Emma, she left California and moved back home to New Hampshire six years ago to create a new life.
Early in November, we scheduled my mom to have surgery on November 20th, about three days before Thanksgiving. My aunt flew out to us to help around the house and to help my mom when coming home from the hospital. Everyone in the family was on edge. I was already stressed from the junior years school workload, but now I had my mom and her surgery to think and stress about, too.
If those first years were hard, the couple never let their future children know. When they became pregnant for the first time, the woman chose the name, Amber, on the first page of a book titled “Baby Names A-Z”. Because this is just the beginning, she said. But despite their bravery, their daughter would turn out to be a glorious antithesis.