This story by Louis May Alcott is said to have been her life with her sisters and that she was the character Ho. Alcott published this book in 1868 and the war ended in ’65, though Alcott would be much older than the girls in the book she might have still written the characters to portray her life. Thought this story readers get an inside view on life and hardships of young women during the war. In this novel readers
In the poem “Daystar”, Dove illustrates the daily life of her grandmother who is a mother and a wife. We can relate this to Dove and her grandmother because they are both mother figures in the family and each grow up from different generations. Poet Biography Rita Dove is an African American poet born on August 28,1952 in Akron, Ohio, who is married to a German writer, Fred Viebahn whom she had met in college, and a loving mother to Aviva Dove- Viebahn. (Biography.com Editors, "Rita Dove") Dove was raised in a well
She eventually left school later in her education to care for her sick grandmother and mother. Rosa McCauley became Rosa Parks when she married Raymond Parks, a man whom she had known due to both of their involvement with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. She finished getting her high school diploma and she continued her work in the racial equality of African Americans. She held many positions in the NAACP, such as the chapter’s youth leader and the secretary to the president of the NAACP. What she is most known for is her refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man.
In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, we see a young girl, Scout, and her brother, Jem, try to navigate through their childhood in a small town in Alabama in the 1930s. Their father, Atticus Finch, is a talented lawyer who sparks controversy often in the town with his progressive views, but there is a significant absence in their family, that being Scout and Jem 's mother, and Atticus’s wife. We learn early on in the book that their mother was a young woman of high standing who passed away due to a heart attack when Scout was two and Jem was six. Her death had a great effect on Jem, who is old enough to remember her, but Scout says it doesn’t hurt her as it does him. However, her absence has made her the Scout that we see in the book.
Through this discussion, readers are able to understand a broader American life based on individual experiences and express topics on gender identity and gender difference. The lives of Murray’s grandparents differed greatly. Cornelia Smith was born into slavery by a white man. She had many features from her father and in many ways looked white. This fact made it impossible for her family to deny her as kin.
In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, there are many similarities between the narrator, Scout, and the author, Harper Lee. For instance, both grew up in the time of the great depression with little money to do extra things; therefore, they relied on their imaginations to entertain them for hours (Haggerty) . Comparatively, both were tomboys in their youths and grew up in small towns where girls were expected to wear dresses and act like a lady. Also, both Harper Lee and Scout both grew up with their fathers being lawyers for their town and would often hear of cases that they worked on (“Harper Lee”) . Similarly, when writing her book a “mad dog warning” was released, no doubt giving the idea for the episode of the mad dog Tim Robinson.
The remarkable novel Passing by the African American author Nella Larsen was published in 1929. Nella Larsen was born in Chicago to a black father from West Indiana a mother from Denmark. Her father left her when she was very young. Larsen faced racism even among her family since she was the only person with dark skin in her white family. She went to study nursing in Tennessee State University the only university that receives colored people at that time.
Maya Angelou has celebrated her diversity in life and work through poetry using clear repetition and symbolism. The United States first female African American Poet Laureate was Maya Angelou("Poetry Foundation" 2018). She was born on April 4,1928 in St. Louis Missouri. However, in her early life Maya had extreme family problems ("Maya Angelou" 2018). Her parents got a divorce while she was very young, she was back and forth from home to home ("Maya Angelou" 2018).
The date of Douglass 's birth is unknown, but later in life his chose to celebrate it on February 14. Douglass first lived with his moms mom Betty Bailey. At a young age, Douglass was sent to live in the home of the plantation slave owners. Frederick Douglass was eventually sent to the “Baltimore home of Hugh Auld.” It was there that Douglass learned the skills to read and write which became a big part to national celebrity. A ban on teaching slaves to read and write, Auld’s wife “Sophia” secretly began to teach Douglass the alphabet when he was about 12.
"How do you propose to pay off your mortgages? "” But when John Bergson finally passed away, he gave Alexandra, the oldest, charge. Alexandra promised that she would give her youngest brother, Emil, a chance to go to university so he would not “to be stuck to the dirt of the land.” And with the help of Old Ivar, the old man who gave her very helpful advice and later on in the novel even lived with her, she was able to work hard enough in order to gain more land and grow more cattle and crops. She succeeded in getting Emil to university, took her family out of poverty, and made her parents proud through the help of herself and her family’s hard work. Including all of this, Willa Cather’s philosophy of the youth bringing new beginnings and better futures demonstrated in the book through the hard work and the rebellion against society along with the poem of which inspired her famous novel, O’Pioneers!