This story by Louis May Alcott is said to have been her life with her sisters and that she was the character Ho. Alcott published this book in 1868 and the war ended in ’65, though Alcott would be much older than the girls in the book she might have still written the characters to portray her life. Thought this story readers get an inside view on life and hardships of young women during the war. In this novel readers
She was hired to live with and tutor the children of the wealthy families but the job wasn’t of her satisfaction and she decided to leave it. At the end, Charlotte completed her dream of establishing a school. In the novel Jane’s experience in Lowood School, where her friend dies of Tuberculosis, is a representation of Charlotte’s sister death at Cowan Bridge. In this story, the main character Jane Eyre is a young orphan, who is raised by Mrs. Reed, her cruel, wealthy aunt. One day, as punishment for fighting with her bullying cousin John Reed, Jane’s aunt puts Jane in the red-room, the room in which Jane’s Uncle Reed died.
Ethan fell in love with Zeena and later married her, although she was seven years older than him. After a small time of being married to Ethan, Zeena became sick herself. Throughout the story Zeena went from being a nurse to a patient, only to return to her role as being a nurse for both Ethan and Mattie, the help. In Edith Wharton’s naturalist novel Ethan Frome, the main character, Zeena, is a jealous, hypochondriac who ends up becoming the most responsible character in the novel. Mattie Silver is Zenobia’s cousin who came to live with the Frome’s after her parents both died.
Kate Chopin, one of the most important and influential writers of her time, uses sensory language, symbolism, and themes to closely relate her short stories, A Respectable Woman, and The Story of an Hour, to her personal life. Chopin grew up in a house of all women, her mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who were very opinionated and down-to-earth people, and taught her to always think and act for herself. Kate quickly became curious about standards in society and the “norms” of women, all of which result in her success in the works of American feminist literature. As a young child, Chopin experienced two horrible deaths, one being her father, and the other her half brother. Unfortunately her half brother was killed in the civil war.
A year before Diana was born, her brother named John, unfortunately died at birth. At the age of 6, Diana’s parents divorced and she went into the custody of her father along with her siblings. Then, they moved to Althorpe, near Northampton and proceeded to live there for the rest of her childhood. She claimed to have had an, “unstable childhood,” which she blamed on the constant changing of nannies. Diana had always seemed to enjoy helping people, as proven by her visits to elderly homes and mental asylums.
Amy Tan was born in United States in 1952, only a few years after her parents moved from China. Her mother, Daisy, is actually the most influential character to her daughter’s life. She left behind her three daughters in China after divorce, and became a nurse after being remarried to John, Amy’s father. Those three daughters that Daisy had left behind became the main motive for Amy to write ‘Joy Luck Club’, after all. The Tan family belonged to a small social community in United States, which was made by Asian immigrant families to share their American Dream among themselves.
Emily Bronte struggled in life from an early age. Born July 30, 1818 to Maria Bradwell and Patrick Bronte, Emily was the second youngest child in her family, before her sister Anne. In 1820, Bronte’s mother passed away, leaving her aunt to take over a maternal role. At the age of six, Emily Bronte, as well as her other sisters, were sent to attend Clergy Daughters School at Cowan Bridge. Her two eldest sisters, Maria and Elizabeth, died of tuberculosis shortly after starting school.
My main focus will be women, how they lived, and survived, in the sexist society during the Regency era. This is also a large theme in all of Austen’s novels. First and foremost, I am going to write a bit about what “Persuasion” is about. The main character is Anne Elliot, daughter of Sir Walter Elliot. She is longing for the love of her life, Captain Frederick Wentworth, whom Lady Russell persuaded her to leave.
While speaking to her, she told me that she doesn't know what she would do without her sisters. To this day she and her sisters are still very close and talk a lot. The first time my Mima remembers her sisters impacting her life was the day her first sister, Pat, was born. She says that she vividly remembers waiting for her parents to bring back the new baby and hoping that it would be a girl. Once her sister was brought home, she says that her life was changed forever.
In Margaret Laurence’s novel The Stone Angel, the reader follows an old woman named Hagar struggle with coming to terms with her past and present as she approaches the end of her life. One recurring theme that Hagar reflects back on was her struggle to break free of the gender roles her patriarchal inner circle assigned to her. In The Stone Angel the main character Hagar is oppressed and controlled by the gender roles enforced by her father and husband. From a young age Hagar’s father restricted her because she was female. He had a very specific mold of a traditional victorian lady that he tried to make Hagar conform perfectly to.