Molly Pitcher is a person who never left family and had no fear. When you have those wonderful qualities someone is bound to notice. That’s what happened to Molly Pitcher Hayes, she started out as a servant, and ended her life being a hero of the Revolutionary War. Did you know that Molly Pitcher Hayes is not actually her real name?
Throughout history, innovation has allowed mankind to progress forward through the ages of stone, iron, atomic and technology. It has been defined by many artist’s writing and the impact they had on society. F. Scott Fitzgerald is often seen as the author of the Jazz Age, with innovative works on society. As a child, Fitzgerald was not naturally popular, but he had an amazing talent to write. So he used his talent to write plays and win the hearts and minds of his classmates.
Commonly referred to as the “roaring twenties”, the 1920s was a crucial period in the changing role of women. No longer a dainty housewife, the Jazz Age woman was independent and ambitious. In “Bernice Bobs her Hair”, F. Scott Fitzgerald introduces two young women, Bernice and Marjorie, who represent two contrasting personalities in 1920s society: a meek “girly-girl” with dated values and an audacious young lady who appears to not care what others think. Ironically, they both share a concrete definition of femininity. With their questions and concerns on what a woman should and should not do, both characters represent the role confusion shared by many 1920s women.
In the article, #BlackLivesMatter: Epistemic Positioning, Challenges, and Possibilities author Catherine L. Langford and Montené Speight explained a major social media campaign known as “#BlackLivesMatter”. The movement started after the acquittal of George Zimmerman shooting death of Trayvon Martin in July 2013. The hashtag didn’t start trending or gaining social awareness until multiple violent acts towards black individuals were committed by law enforcement. #BlackLivesMatter represents theories and aims that constitute to historical and contemporary shaming towards African Americans. The hashtag is an attempt to spread social awareness from the actions of habitual violence against all African Americans in America.
Since Banana Bread became popular in the early 1900’s, and because The Awakening was written and published in 1899, this recipe can be seen as a standard feature to include in American cookbooks during this time. Several interpretations of the symbolism of banana’s have been made throughout history. In dreams, a banana can symbolize money, love, a generous man, or inner knowledge. For Ms. Pontellier, the baking of banana bread symbolizes the inner knowledge that exposes her awakening. When confiding details of her life to Robert, Ms. Pontellier admits that; “it was [him] who awake [her] last summer out of a life-long, stupid dream” (Chopin 103).
Lily Mae Jenkins is a very brief character in The Member of the Wedding, but serves as an extremely important reference throughout the story. For, Lily Mae is similar to Frankie in the sense that she struggles with her birth given identity. Although not fully cross-dressed like Lily Mae, Frankie deals with the struggles of being an androgynous girl in a time of soft-powdery women. Lily Mae is a revolutionary character who is far beyond her time, in the sense that at this time nobody spoke up about transgender, LGBT, etc. She provides more insight into the strict social constructs of the time, that are still somewhat present today.
Christine De Pisan was a poet, a women 's right activist and a journalist who was born in 1364 in Venice, Italy. Pisan moved to France at a very young age with her father, who was an Italian scholar named Tommaso di Benvenuto da Pizzano, he was a well-educated scholar and astrologer to the court of Charles V of France. As a well-educated father, Pizzano made sure that his daughter had the best education possible. Christine de Pisan learned Latin, Philosophy, Literature and Sciences known at the medieval age. She received the sort of education that was reserved for men of her class.
When Films Get Wilde A look back on the 2002 adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Wild. At the turn of the 20th century, Oscar Wilde's star flickered out in the French Country side leaving one last bit of witticism to tide the world over until his plays would come back into popularity; or more aptly society stopped putting a block on his works. The overall sum of his 46 years mostly resides in the unique way he could turn a phrase and write entertaining stories where all the action comes from people talking; in this he was a genius, arguably the best.