Actually, in 1853, Jacobs has begun to write her life story in the form of letters until she has been able, with the help of her antislavery friends, to publish her Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl in 1860. By this novel, Jacobs has become the first woman to write a slave narrative in which she addresses the white women of the North to sympathize with slave mothers of the South. Finally, Jacobs died in Washington on March 7, 1897. Harriet Jacobs opens her novel with an introduction in which she clarifies her aim why she has written this autobiography by stating “I do earnestly desire to arouse the women of the North to a realizing sense of the condition of two millions of women at the South, still in bondage, suffering what I suffered, and most of them far worse”. Jacobs uses the pseudonym Linda Brent to narrate her story as well as giving all the characters names rather than their real names.
She then went to school to learn how to become one and she then graduated from “Wetter School” in 1956 in Mount Vernon, NY. After she graduated from one school, she was privately tutored from 1956 until 1959. Then at age 17 she published her first series in poetry in a magazine. Ever since she started writter it started to take off and Robin Morgan started writing more poetry books. Robin Morgan was part of the key radical feminist that was in the Women 's Movement, she also was one of the leaders of the International Feminist group since the 1960’s.
“On her mother’s side she was descended from the Quincys, a family of great prestige in the colony; her father and other forebears were Congregational ministers, leaders in a society that held its clergy in high esteem” (Black). Abigail often helped her mother care for the sick and poor. Abigail also had no formal education which was normal for women from that time period. This led her to become “self-educated, she [also] read widely and studied French” (History.com Staff). This love of reading connected her to John Adams, after meeting him “at a social gathering in 1762” (“Abigail Adams”, Biography.com).
Louise Erdrich, author of “The Red Convertible,” is the daughter of a German-American father and a Chippewa Indian mother. They were both employed at the Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school and from an early age, Louise was encouraged by her father to write stories. She says that “my father used to give me a nickel for every story I wrote” (Madden 241). After years of writing, Louise received the National Book Award for Fiction in 2012 for her novel “The Round House.” “The Red Convertible” follows the brotherhood of Lyman Lamartine and Henry Junior and illustrates the symbolization of the red convertible. These brothers followed closely in each other’s footsteps and were always together.
She grew up in the later half of the 19th century as the granddaughter of the Chief of the Paiute tribes. Hopkins helped “for centuries to preserve and enrich their tribes’ splendid traditions of oral literature” (McQuade, et. al., 1999). During this era it wasn’t often you read about the Native Americans. If so, the authors took a romantic, nostalgic and fictional writing style to tell their story.
The money Hughes earned from the musical was enough to pay for a house in Harlem. He taught creative writing at Atlanta University and was also a guest lecturer at a Chicago university. During the last years of his life, Hughes went on to write a play which was the basis for the opera “Trouble Island”. He published “The Poetry of the Negro” as well as many other books in the “Simple” series and working on the English translation of the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca and Gabriela Misgtral. Langston Hughes died on May 22, 1967 from prostate cancer.
Kate Chopin is the author of “Désirée’s Baby.” Chopin was born in St. Louis, Missouri but later on in life she moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. Chopin was raised by her mother only after her father passed away. Once she left Louisiana and moved back to Missouri, she started to write some stories about people she knew back in Louisiana. This particular narrative she wrote focused on the importance of race and how it can impact people’s lives. The significance of ethnicity has always been a popular issue.
Her father would mainly tell her stories of his relatives and the previous towns he used to live in. All of her seven siblings, including Louise, were urged to write stories, but she was the only one whose stories the children payed a nickel for. Louise’s mother helped her by, “creating book covers for her daughter 's manuscripts out of woven strips of construction paper and staples” (“Louise Erdrich
While Abigail Adams fought for women's rights, John Adams thought women should just be house workers and supporters. Abigail Adams was born in 1744 in Weymouth, Massachusetts to William Smith and Elizabeth Smith. She was taught at home about women’s work such as domestic skills, sewing, cooking, and reading and writing. When Abigail reached the age of nineteen, she and John began exchanging letters back and forth until it couldn't last and they married. John Adams a young Harvard educated lawyer moved her out to his home in Braintree and started a family together.
Even there are some of them write exactly the same story of their experience, and Charlotte Bronte narrates her own story in Jane Eyre. There have been so many arguments about this case for many years, but the life of Jane has a lot in common with the author of the novel, Charlotte Bronte. In this paper, the researcher is going to try to find out the influence, similarity, and the relation between Jane Eyre and Charlotte Bronte’s character, their childhood, their relationships with parents, friends, and their suffering in living. Jane Eyre is a foundation of studying English literature courses in all universities around the world; this novel tells us a story of little girl “Jane” who struggle into life to reach assert of her own identity. Actually, it is a novel of rebellion, of self and society, and changing gender expectations.