Mary Antin’s Journey to America Born on June 13, 1881, Maryashe Antin became famous for her book, “The Promise Land,” published in 1912. The author was young Jewish Russian woman who emigrated to the United States of America. The Antin family’s migration to the land of freedom didn’t quite come easily. In her book, she elucidates her and her family’s experiences, adversities, and changes that came with their immigration in order to achieve peace, education, and freedom. Despite all the struggles and differences between Russian and American styles of life, the decision of her family to move to the USA definitely had a positive impact on her worldview and future life.
Both Dimmesdale and Hester commited the same sin of adultery, resulting in Pearl. However, because Hester confessed the sin early on, she had the rest of her life to try and change the purpose of her scarlet A to mean something more than just sin. Which she succeeds in, the people refused to interpret the scarlet letter for sin and instead for “Able.” Soon after, the people had almost forgotten what the original meaning of the scarlet letter was. On the contrary Dimmesdale doesn’t confess his sin and lives a terrible life of self-harming and guilt.
For example, when Pearl was asked where she came from she denied that she had a heavenly father. A statement that would have been considered very inappropriate and sinful, at that time. Mistress Hibbins functioned in a similar fashion, she, like Pearl always stated her thoughts whether people liked it or not. For example, when she would asked Hester to join her at her next meeting with the Black Man (devil) in the forest. Though, the modern concept of feminism we know today was not yet developed completely at the time when the book was written.
Anne specifically wrote in her diary about how she wanted to become a writer, she believed that, with some work, she could accomplish this goal. Shortly after Anne’s death, Otto Frank, her father, had her famous diary published. “The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank went on to sell millions of copies in 67 different languages. Anne Frank left behind a beautiful legacy, that is still being read
Queer women frequently felt unsecure and disgrace toward their sexuality in the mid twentieth century greatly influenced by governmental anti-gay policies and the notion of medicalized homosexuality. Changes were seen during the homophile movement in 1950s, queer women fought for their voices to be heard by establishing their organization – Daughters of Bilitis (abbreviated as DOB) – to connect with other lesbians via The Ladder magazine throughout the world and gaining support from well-educated individuals such as a group of San Francisco clergies. During the period, they also battled for their civil and political rights by organizing silent protests against government’s anti-gay policies and challenging the notion of medicalized homosexuality.
Many people think that the people who acted and who lived with them are the ones to blame. For example, nurse was the one to blame, because she helped Juliet to get married to Romeo and she met Romeo to discuss the marriage with Juliet without Juliet’s parents knowing about the marriage. One evidence that supports my argument is “Then hie you hence to Friar Lawrence’ cell; There stays a husband to make you a wife. Now comes the wanton blood up in your cheeks: They’ll be in scarlet straight at any news. Hie you to church: I must another way” (II.v.70).
Katherine Anne Porter was born on May 15, 1890 and died September 18, 1980. Porter was known to be an amazing writer and author in the mid to late 1900s. Known for her smart and clever insight, many of her short stories deal with dark themes such as betrayal, and death. Born and raised in Indian Creek, Texas, she had a short marriage to her first husband, John, and left him to pursue an acting career. “First she moved to Chicago, where she was a journalist and movie extra; then Denver, Colorado, where she worked as a drama critic for the Rocky Mountain News; and then New York City” (LitFinder par. 2).
Being able to grow up without her mother, Dorothy Parker was a spectacular writer and was able to convey her message to the readers in a straightforward way saying that some relationships fail and not everything is perfect. Being separated from her dad at a young age pushed Dorothy Parker to express herself through writing and became of one of the most noteworthy people in the twenties; she later became a role model for all women seeking success due to her contribution in the literary world. Body Paragraph 1: Dorothy Parker experience many traumatic events in her childhood. For instance, her mother died when she was
Helen has also accomplished so many great things throughout her life. Helen Keller was famous by overcoming struggles and accomplishing many things such as learning how to read and write which are reasons why she has inspired various historical figures. Helen Keller was famous at a very young age. She was deaf and blind before the age of two. When she was seven, Helen was known for learning how to read and write, even with these disabilities.
Persepolis is a graphic novel that follows the true account of a young Marjane Satrapi, as she comes of age during one of history 's most dramatic times, the Iranian Revolution. In my opinion however, the beauty of this literary work lies in the way that Marji brings normalcy into her messed up experiences during wartime. The way that the author relates her experiences to the reader is unlike anything I’ve ever read before, and the reader can’t help but laugh and cry with her along the way. In the chapter called “Kim Wilde”, Marji’s parents finally got passports when the border opened up after years of being shut down during the revolution.
During the witch trials, the accused were interrogated and forced to plead guilty of witchcraft or die. Most pleaded guilty just to save their life, but they were also forced to give up the names of other “witches”. Blaming others could also direct the blame from the accused to someone else, this way the accused could escape the pain and shame of being called a witch. In Cotton Mather Biography, it is stated that, “As the trials progressed, and growing numbers of person confesses to being witches.” This portrays the on going snowball effect of blaming other people of witchcraft.
Samuel O’Quinn become a member of the NAACP and he came to Moody’s area to organize the people so they can fight for their civil rights. However, Quinn became a victim to a hate crime, where one of the people within his group spoke to the white supremacists who were conducting the killings. His death caused Moody to be enraged with everyone. “I hated myself and every Negro in Centreville for not putting a stop to killings or at least putting up a fight to an attempt to stop them. I thought of waging a war in protest against the killings all by myself, if no one else would help” (Moody 202-203).
Again Calls the Owl is a memoir written by Margaret Craven, about her life as a struggling author. Again calls the Owl takes place in the 1920’s, when Margaret Craven graduates from Stanford University. In the book, Margaret Craven also tells about different jobs she had when first starting out. Margaret Craven wanting to become a writer despite being blind works hard and perseveres through difficult times and wrote of an important time in her life while teaching a lesson to all of her readers.
She was oppressed like the majority of women during the 1920s, but as most women she was beginning to stand up for her rights just like all women who supported the women’s rights movement. Her loss of voice is symbolic of the right to vote that women did not have in the early 1900s. In the play evidence suggest that Mrs. Wright murdered her husband and although imprisoned, she has gained her freedom by killing her husband. This is synonymous with women fighting back against men to gain their right to vote in 1920 essentially regaining their “voice” in government.
In jail she and several other women went on hunger strikes just so they could be heard by the people about their cause. Woodrow Wilson was dismayed when he found out the jailed suffragists were being force fed and he finally stepped in to defend the cause. Wilson spoke out stating “We have made partners of the women in this war… Shall we admit them only to a partnership of privilege and right.” (“This Day In History” History.com staff)