In 1899, Eleanor Roosevelt, fifteen, was sent to a private finishing school, Allenswood Academy in England. The headmistress of the school, Marie Souvestre, was a feminist with critical, challenging and unusual for those times ideas, greatly impacting Eleanor Roosevelt. Souvestre saw something special in Eleanor, helping her liberate in a way and gain confidence, at least for a while. Although Souvestre made Eleanor a happier, more confident person, she was forced to return home after three years at Allenswood Academy, 1902, by her grandmother to have a social debut. Eleanor got married, 1905, and the certain liberation she had achieved took a step back, making her rather shy again.
Eleanor Roosevelt unfortunately had to face adversity with the death of both of her parents as a minor. This taught her how to accept the disappointments in life- and also showed her how to overcome adversities. It is important to understand the struggles she faced because they greatly shaped the person she became. She overcame the hardships in her personal path and dedicated her life to helping others. A significant emotional event happened in her life when her grandmother decided to send her to boarding school in England.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses her own childhood experiences of growing up in Monroeville, Alabama during the Great Depression to show the coming of age of her character, Scout Finch. “ People” Lee explains, “ moved slowly then,” and such a pace gives the young room to invent games, run rampant on the town streets, and stay safe.” Scout Finch was always the “go-getter.” She was the little girl who fought for what she thought was right, usually with her fists. "You might hear some ugly talk about it at school, but do one thing for me if you will: you just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don't you let 'em get your goat. Try fighting with your head for a change."
Cardinal Spellman is one of the best schools in the Bronx. Many people are successful after graduating from there. Sonia’s parents made the right decision in sending her to catholic school. I would say that her mother, who works her butt off just trying to make sure that her kids get a good education. Her mother is struggles to make good money at her nursing job.
Practically everybody in literature has someone in their world that influences who they are and how they view the world. One of the best examples of a mentor in literature takes place in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. In this story, Scout, a young girl growing up in 1960’s Alabama, learns a lot about herself and her world from her father, Atticus, Miss Maudie Atkinson, her neighbor, and her family's housekeeper, Calpurnia. These three people teach Scout about compassion, understanding others, as well as how to compose herself in front of others. These mentors guide Scout through her childhood and teach her valuable lessons about how to live a good life.
In The Glass Castle Jeanette is a very strong female character determined to make a better life for herself so she decides to move to New York and achieve her dreams. Eventually she achieves her goal and is now an independent person. She strives to leave the past behind her as soon as she can. She says to them, “I’ll be gone. In less than three months, I’m leaving for New York City” (Walls 238).
Who was Elizabeth Cady Stanton? Stanton was a radical reformer for women's rights, many people may not know who she was or what significance she held for women today. In the book, Elizabeth Cady Stanton: A Radical for Women’s Rights by Lois W. Banner, the reader gets to learn more about her, her family and what her importance was from 1815 to 1902. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born on November 12, 1815 in Johnstown, New York. She was born to a lawyer that had no problem expressing favoritism toward his son and a mother who was sweet and taught her children to follow their dreams.
Alice Paul’s actions encouraged the passage the 19th amendment. Alice Paul was raised and also taught, by her parents, that women and men are both equal. She grew up to be a caseworker in London which led her to realizing the struggles of women’s rights. She wanted to do something about how women did not have the ability to vote so she joined England’s suffragists. Which led to Alice to learn how to generate publicity.
Consequently, she became a mother of two, and was forced to be the sister of her children. This abominable captivity may have lasted until Phillip Garrido’s death, however she was rescued, and reunited with her mother, thanks to two Berkeley cops. A Stolen Life: A Memoir is a book that must be taught as part of high school curriculum without fail, for the message of hope, and because the inexcusable actions committed must be brought to the
Evelyn How Mr. Catrette Lit/Writ 7 September 2015 In Two Kinds, a short story by Amy Tan, it is about a mom who pushes her daughter and strives for her to be some type of prodigy. The mom came from a tough background, moving to San Francisco after losing her parents, her family home, her first husband, and two twin baby girls. She “believed you could be anything you wanted to be in America”, so she didn’t regret her decision. The mother was a housecleaner, and wanted June to be worth more than that. So she was obsessed with attempting to make June a prodigy.