Rebecca Lee Crumpler is a woman that history knows little of other than her degree and the little she wrote about herself in the beginning of a book. What makes this woman so important to history, and so important to me, is that Rebecca Lee Crumpler was the first African-American woman to earn an M.D. degree in the United States, and one of the first African Americans to write a book of medical advice. Crumpler, born in Delaware in 1831, was raised by her aunt in Pennsylvania. Crumpler’s aunt was a woman who spent much of her time caring for sick neighbors and friends.
This story 's Author: Elizabeth George Speare had been happily born on November 21st, 1908, in Molrose, Massachusetts. Though she sadly died in November 15th, 1994 one of the books she wrote in her life was The Witch of the Blackbird pond. The main character of the story is Kathrine but she goes by Kit, she is young and very wonderes girl with a rich grandpa. Only to lose both her wealth and her grandpa because of the death of her grandpa. She sadly had to move because of her grandpa 's death.
Chopin spent her childhood in a attic constantly reading new books as well as being told stories about her great-great-grandmother who was a very successful person. Chopin had high hopes as being as or more successful as her great-great-grandmother.After attending an all girls school and moving on to college, she met Oscar Chopin, a french born cotton factor. They married in 1870 and had a total of six children. Her first writings only really started once Oscar died in 1884, her writings consisted of a poem called “If it Might Be” and a piece of music called “Polka for Piano”. Within her twelve years of writing, she produced a play, a few novels, and almost 100 short stories.
In her books she created strong female leads that defy the bubble women were placed in at the time. Smith’s novels became highly popular with many Americans because she depicted the struggles of life in poverty that many people could relate to. Betty Smith was one of the most influential writers of her time, and her works impacted American culture in several ways. Betty Smith was born on December 15, 1896 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In Jones’s article (1994), Jones describes Smith’s childhood as “a childhood and youth at once poor in material terms, but rich in experience.” Smith’s father was an actor, but died when she was young, leaving the
At the age of 8, Jane with her sister was sent to boarding school for the further studies. But the family could not afford the studies of both the sisters. When she returned from boarding, her studies were done at home with the help of her father and brother. Also she had made some extra efforts and she had learnt by her own.Jane was outstanding and intelligent enough also she had put her most of the times in reading and writing. Most of the poems and stories she started writingand she had written in her notebook for the future reference.
MARGIT SANDEMO’S CONTRIBUTION TO WOMEN’S WRITING In the history of literature, motif of femininity had always played a significant role, starting from old pagan tales, biblical parables, through medieval stories about princesses in castles, ending on modern literature. However, it always portrayed only a piece of womanhood – feminine figure was often a mother, patroness, a loyal company for man. As seen mainly in poetry, woman was a lover, an object of desire. All this schemes seen in previous literature was not a full representation of femininity, which was caused by lack of female writers. As we can read in Hélène Cixous 1976 work “The laugh of the Medusa” that woman must write herself: must write about woman and bring woman to writing.
Meg got what she always wanted, a man, she got engaged to John Brooke who was Laurie’s tutor. Beth got and overcame Scarlett Fever, though in the short story following “Little Women” Alcott wrote a year later, it says that Beth dies. Last but not least Amy, Amy came back from her stay with Aunt Marches, where she stayed while Beth was sick, she mostly goes back to a normal except for the fact that she almost lost her sister. Father is better and comes home from the war. All ends decently well for the March family at the end of the first half.
At that point, about a month later on April 5, Helen related the water running over her hand with the letters w-a-t-e r that Anne was spelling into her hand. That day she learned thirty words and turned out to be an exceptionally astute, quick learner from that point on. She immediately took in the fingertip letters in order and presently, to compose. Helen had aced Braille and figured out how to utilize a by the age of 10. When she was 16, she could talk alright to go to private academy and school.
Her brother,Branwell, also wasn’t recovering from alcohol, and opium addictions. Charlotte Bronte continued writing poems at home. Her sister Emily, as well, but they always kept it to themselves. In 1845 Charlotte discovered Emily’s poetry and realized she was talented. When the following year arrived, they decided to publish their work.
But nobody could climb through that pattern—it strangles so; I think that is why it has so many heads.” (Gilman, 1997, pp. 92-93) Realism start ground much in the nineteenth century, where many writers start writing to determine the freedom of women. Among famous writers in that time were Kate Chopin and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who was part of William Dean Howells’s writing “The American Girl” created to help the European literature introduce this idea. “Realism was not merely a literary technique: It was a way of speaking truth and exploding worn-out conventions” Kathryn VanSpanckeren claims in Outline of American Literature. When realism and naturalism where supported in America, Kate Chopin was known as one of most influential in the years.