The relationship between a mother and a daughter is always thought to be very sacred and one of an unconditional bond. Angela Cater shows us the typical bond in ‘The Bloody Chamber’ while Michele Roberts breaks the boundaries of what we see as normal in ‘Anger.’
Despite centuries of change in African American society, inecst and physical abuse continue to be a prevalent problem in many black households. The number of lives and families affected by these types of abuse is truly astounding and appalling. Perhaps the most appalling element of these situations is the fact that it continues to occur frequently today. As described in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the types of abuse play a critical part in many African American families. These issues need to be earnestly acknowledged and resolved.
Nursing has been around since ancient times. People have needed the healing hands of nurses for thousands upon thousands of years. In Africa, the healing techniques of witch doctors and medicine men were taught to chosen children. The medicine men and witch doctors were like the nurses for the entire village. However, these more primitive techniques have evolved into much more evidence-based practices. In the mid-1800s, as America was growing, socially, and economically, there was a higher demand for nurses due to people getting hurt more often. During the Civil War of 1861 many soldiers, from both the Union and the south, were traumatically injured. An Abundance of nurses were needed to compensate the massive number of patients. One African American woman had a passion for people and the drive to make a difference. Mary Eliza Mahoney was born May 7, 1845. She is recognized as being the first African-American professional nurse. Mary worked extremely hard to provide the best care for her patients. Mary went through a nurse training program, was inducted into the national association of colored graduate nurses, which later joined with the American Nurses Association, and she was inducted into American Nurses Association hall of fame, where there is a prestigious nursing award named after her.
Killing your husband is no big deal, right? Not for Mary Maloney. A casual day is not typically when your house is turned into a murder scene. Sometimes you can’t blame people for their impulse actions; for example, Mary Maloney.
Susan Oliver writes an exceptional biography that describes in detail the life, success, struggles and failures of Betty Friedan. From her childhood as a divergent American-Jew living in Peoria, Illinois to being an outstanding student and writer in school, finding her path as a strong feminist at Smith College, her struggles as a mother and wife to mothering the second feminist movement. Susan Oliver explored all the factors that contributed to Betty Friedan’s strong private and public persona.
Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso also known by her stage name Celia Cruz was born on October 21, 1925 in Havana, Cuba. She was daughter to Simon Cruz and Catalina Alfonso and was the second of four children. In the 1940s, Cruz won a "La hora del té" singing contest that allowed her to start her music career. While Celia’s mother entered her in contests around Cuba, her father wanted her to become a teacher. Being a teacher was a common occupation for Cuban women at that time. Cruz enrolled at the National Teachers’ College, but ended up dropping out. She later enrolled at Havana 's National Conservatory of Music going against her father’s wishes. Though it was one of her professors that told her she should take up her music career full time.
Mary Mcleod Bethune’s life began in the same circumstances as many colored people during The Era Of Reconstruction. Bethune’s family was no exception to the entrapment that the withholding of civil rights caused. Bethune’s early realization that literacy could be used as a tool to potentially break and end the vicious cycle of degradation that occurred vapidly in her time would result in the founding of an amazing learning institute and years of service towards the cause of civil rights, her message of working for one’s self and compassion is still as powerful today as it was nearly a hundred years ago.
Mary Gordon, a famous author who was born in 1949 in Far Rockaway, New York. She was born into a strict Catholic home by Anna Gagliano and David Gordon (Gordon). In Mary’s younger years she had wanted to be nun, but it all changed after the death of her father David. After David died from heart failure in 1957, Mary’s mother sold the house and took Mary back to live in the house that she has grew up in. They both went to take care of Mary’s grandmother, but not long after the grandmother had passed away Mary’s mother became alcoholic, which lead to Mary being alone most of the time since Mary’s mother’s side of the family never liked her (Gordon). Being lonely most of the time, which made her to started writing. Mary excelled in school and had made lasting friendships with
Through her work, Frankenstein, Shelley relays her struggles in life and this is evident in how she portrays the monster. At the beginning of the novel her life parallels more with the doctor,Victor Frankenstein, but once the monster is created and we see how the public reacts to him we see that Mary is more closely related to it than Victor. Frankenstein has many elements that are similar to Shelley’s life, his quest for love, desperation for acceptance, and depression.
Parents are always supposed to look out for the best interests of their child. Anne Tyler authored the short story “Teenage Wasteland” which depicts the story of a strained mother and son relationship between the character Donny, and his mother Daisy. Donny is a teenage boy who is struggling with his grades at school and is exhibiting poor behavior. His mother, Daisy is concerned with her son’s grades and behavior, however, she fails at getting her son the help that he requires. Told through the point of view of the character Daisy, Tyler uses irony to tell the story of a teenage boy who is failed by the adults in his life who are supposed to help him flourish, including his parents, a psychologist, and his tutor.
A private person by nature, Mary Oliver has given very few interviews over the years. Instead, she prefers to let her work speak for itself. And speak it has, for the past five decades, to countless readers. The New York Times recently acknowledged Mary Oliver as “far and away, this
The world has yet to know “its” true secrets and dive deeper under the mask of perception. Though we may feel like nature is throwing karma at us at times, we continue to honor nature for its patience. In the poems, “Ode to Enchanted Light” by Pablo Neruda and “Sleeping in the Forest” by Mary Oliver, both of the literary works share an appreciation for nature. Though this is true for both, they express their love and feelings differently. Pablo Neruda’s poem praises light as enchanting, whereas Mary Oliver’s poem personifies Earth as a motherly figure and gives off mother nature vibes. The earth seems to comfort the speaker as they go through a series of gentle, calm events to help them sleep. Although both poems glorify nature, one specifically celebrates light while the other shares the speaker’s relationship with the earth. Both poems perform different methods to evaluate and share its purpose.
“All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary.” is a quote that can be used to accurately describe my experience at Alice Lloyd Hall, because it was something that was new, yet frightening in the same instance. However, my overall experience at Alice Lloyd has been truly a positive one, due to the fact that I have had the chance to create new relationships, gain knowledge, and allow myself to grow as a person.
Every literary work has its own purpose of existence and no literary is the same. There is always literary work for someone to be interested in. the authors use different techniques in order to attract the readers, such as rhythm, rhyme, characters, settings, characters, theme, and conflict and other techniques. One of the elements that literature allow the readers to use is the imagination in order to visualize what the author message is in his story or poem. Some stories, poems or drama are based from the writer’s personal experience, such as the conflict with they have with society because of their race, gender or ethnicity. The poem “To live in the Borderlands Means you” by Gloria Anzaldua, describes from the author’s personal experience how society can affect an individual’s identity. The mixture of different cultures and races can isolate a person because it affects his or her identity in culture, society and how politics affects them.