Eleanor was born October 11, 1884 has Anna Eleanor Roosevelt in New York, New York. She had a unhappy childhood with both of her parents dying and one of her brothers. Eleanor eventually moved to the U.S and married her fifth cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She was the person to keep Franklin in politics even though he was struck with a paralyzing illness, she played a significant role as the first lady. Eleanor was controversial first lady because of outspokenness, particularly on racial issues.
Thomas Paine was born in Thetford, England in 1737. He was a very influential figure during the years leading up to the American Revolution, as well as during the Revolution. He published his best-selling pamphlet Common Sense in 1776; Common Sense had a very large impact on the revolution because it brought up many issues facing the colonists at the time. He talked about the tyranny of the king and why Americans should be for independence. Common sense even helped many who were on the fence regarding independence choose to help and support the many who wanted to fight for American independence.
For over hundreds of years, slavery has been one of the most controversial subjects discussed in history. Society is still taught about the wonders of the phenomenon because of the major impact it has had on the world. Symbolic, historical figures such as Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass, Phillis Wheatley, Harriet Jacobs, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Louisa May Alcott have shared their personal accounts on bondage with the world in their own way. These six figures have written their own pieces of literature, so that people can understand the life of enslavement through persecution to freedom. Furthermore, slave narratives or literature opposes to slavery in a multitude of ways based on that slave’s own journey to freedom.
Mainly, the book receive several recognitions; for example, this book is known for winning a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction after being on the bestseller list for more than 40 weeks, defining at the end this work as classic of modern American literature. The reason that I decided to read this book is because it talks about the problems that were faced and change every aspect of society until today in one place that was form and spreads around the world, equality among the people, that are still need to be prevented or controlled, so we can say this writing helps to educate the minds of young and older ones, something I admired and interest on to read every word it presents. There is the main character playing as the narrator of her own story, seeing her as a tomboy that understands throughout the story the reality of the world she is living on from a young age,
Tennessee Williams is the author for both “The Glass Menagerie” and “A Streetcar Named Desire” they were both written in the 1940s. In the first nineteen pages of “A Streetcar Named Desire” I analyzed the characters and discovered some similarities. The first similarity within the characters is that both Amanda Wingfield and Blanche Dubios were Southern Belles at some point in their lives. Secondly, they are both very critical towards others, Amanda frequently criticizes her son Tom and Blanche harshly criticizes her sister Stella. These two women are narcissistic because they frequently speak about themselves, for example, when Amanda states that she once had seventeen gentlemen callers and Blanche was showing off her body stating that
Many people may not recognize the name Samuel Langhorne Clemens; however, chances are he is quite well known as “America’s favorite writer,” (USA Today) Mark Twain. For many years his classic novels, including The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer were taught widely in high schools and universities as coming-of-age stories and to tell what life was like on the Mississippi. Unfortunately, because of the language of the time, “Huck’s frequent use of the n-word – 214 times by one count – has prompted parents and educators to question its use in classrooms and libraries. The American Library Association reports that Hucklberry Finn was the 14th most challenged book in the past decade” (USA Today).
The Glass Menagerie is a memory play published in 1944 by American playwright, Tennessee Williams. The play carries strong autobiographical elements due to the fact that it is based on Williams himself, his mentally fragile sister rose, and his melodramatic mother. Almost 30 years later, the play went on to premiere in many theaters and on the big screen; The cast included Katherine Hepburn as Amanda Wingfield, Sam Waterston as Jim O 'Connor, Michael Moriarity as Tom Wingfield, and Joanna Miles as Laura Wingfield. Although the transition from script to stage production is a large one, directors were largely successful in developing the major elements and portraying them in a clear and effective manner. In the original script of the The Glass
Inspector Wexford is a recurring character in the Inspector Wexford series of novels by English crime fiction author Ruth Rendell. Wexford made his first appearance in Rendell’s debut novel From Doon With Death, and has been lead protagonist in 23 more titles in the series. The series of novels are best classified as detective crime fiction. Wexford is a sensitive and intelligent man who is married to Dora with whom they have two daughters Sylvia and Sheila. Sheila is his favorite daughter while Sylvia is the difficult one who always feels slighted by her parents even when that is not entirely the case.
“‘Let me tell you about it’” (Anderson 198). These words were spoken by a character who struggled to find her voice but once she did, she grew as a person. The author who wrote these words is Laurie Halse Anderson. Born in October of 1961, Anderson has published many notable works as a New York Times bestselling author. She writes many novels on difficult subjects in society (“Laurie Halse Anderson-Mad Woman in the Forest”).
The “American dream” has always been the idea of achieving success through hard work and determination, and has been a topic for discussion for quite some time. F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote extensively about it as one of the central themes in his magnum opus, “The Great Gatsby”. However, instead of attempting to inspire his readers with characters who made the dream come true for them, he tries to lecture the reader on how the dream died in the 1920s. One might even say that the overall mood of the novel might be one of strong cynicism, as it is distinctly indicated by the personalities of two characters in the book: Daisy and Tom Buchanan. While Daisy is portrayed as narcissistic and self-centered, Tom is shown as manipulative and forceful.
I guess I 'm telling you too much you 'll have to read to find out. Belle Boyd born in Martinsburg VA, on May 9 1844 was in the civil war on the confederate side as a confederate spy. Boyd was tall, she had long curly brown hair, and she was a strong willed high spirited quick witted person. Boyd 's parents were Benjamin Reed Boyd and Mary Rebecca Glem Boyd. Boyd had one brother and one sister.
Benjamin Franklin did a great many things He invented he was a leading author printed newspapers made a number of discoveries and much more. When he was a scientist he invented things like the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin Stove and more. But those were the most popular things he invented He Became a newspaper writer and editor and was the 6th president of Pennsylvania. He started many civic organizations such as Philadelphia’s fire department and The University of Pennsylvania. He earned the tidal “The First American” and was promoted post-master general for British colonies in 1753 and more.
Harriet wanted to write a story about slavery and how do they go those this problem. Harriet has talk to some slave and they ask her that is awful and horrible for them to live like this so they told her that they were going to escape from this nightmare that there in. Harriet had pulish her book called "Uncle Tom`s Cabin" her book become the best seller in the United States Harriet died in 1896. Harriet book was the best seller in the US and we are still reading her book. Benjamin Franklin, Pinkerton, and Harriet has done amazing things for themselves.