In the historical fiction novel Fever 1793, the story takes place in Philadelphia in the 1790’s. A Yellow fever epidemic turns the city upside down and forces Matilda to become an independent girl. The author Laurie Halse Anderson makes smart author's craft decisions that emphasize the theme independence and maturity. Foreshadowing and visualization are just two examples the author demonstrated to support the theme. From the beginning to the end of this story, we can see the change in Matilda, the main character.
portrays the stories of fictional Haitian character’s struggles and how they overcome great odds through hope. The death of a parent causes devastating pain and can leave many hopeless. Though remembering that hope exists through the next generation can keep you going . An example of hope through the next generation is presented in chapter “Nineteen Thirty-Seven”. In the year 1937 a pregnant daughter (who is referred to only as “Manman”, meaning mother) and her mother had to flee the Dominican Republic to Haiti during the Parsley Massacre.
In Eudora Welty’s short story, “A Worn Path,” she illustrates the trials and tribulations a Christian will face on life 's journey to heaven. She tells a story of an old African American woman traveling across town to get medicine for her grandson that was very sick. Her grandson swallows lye, which is a pun in itself on the word lie and how even as Christians there are still times of struggle. Phoenix Jackson the main character in the short story is a little old woman that is symbolized as a Christian that struggles on her path. The timing of the story has a significance in the Christian community.
Today we celebrate the feast day of Saint Jane Antide Thouret, a young girl who was born November 27, 1765 in France. Her upbringing consisted of her obligation to help her father take care of the family after the death of her mother. Jane joined the Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul and was later forcibly removed due to the French Revolution despite her fierce opposition. Upon her return home, Jane took up charity acts and corporal works that included tending to the unhealthy and uneducated.
Maya Angelou recalls the first seventeen years of her life, discussing her unsettling childhood in her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Maya and Bailey were sent from California to the segregated South to live with their grandmother, Momma. At the age of eight, Maya went to stay with her mother in St. Louis, where she was sexually abused and raped by her mother’s boyfriend, Mr. Freeman. Maya confronts these traumatic events of her childhood and explores the evolution of her own strong identity. Her individual and cultural feelings of displacement, caused by these incidents of sexual abuse, are mediated through her love for literature.
Likewise Poe’s foster mom who died of tuberculosis too. Similarly, Dahl at 3 years old, witnessed his dad and sisters die of illness. Besides, both authors resemble each other, because they went through poverty. In fact, Poe wanted to be part of the Allan’s (foster family), for the fact that he was an orphan at a young age. However, Dahl had a close relationship with his mom (took care of him) who worked as a mystic and told people’s fortunes.
“For My Daughter” by Weldon Kees (1940) Some people come into our life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons. These words from Mother Theresa describe Weldon Kees poem For My Daughter written in the 1940’s which is the time of World War II. Throughout this war people have lived in a time when medicine was not very developed, and frequently children fell upon bad circumstances because of their situation. You can obviously tell from the opening of this poem that the speaker is talking about his daughter and certain that his daughter is basically destined to have a forbidding life with no future.
Introduction Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” led a great quest for the Younger household. Raisin is set in subsidized housing in Southside Chicago, in which three Black female relatives live and interact with their brother, husband, and son Walter. African Americans were frowned upon before the writing of “A Raisin in the Sun”. However, it her notorious story provided individuals of multiple races new hope for life. In 2006, Diana Adesola Mafe provided the world with her opinion of “A Raisin in the Sun”.
Eudora Welty’s A Worn Path: Conveying the Theme of Sacrificial Love How much does a grandmother love her grandson? It is difficult to show more love than Phoenix Jackson did in Eudora Welty’s short story A Worn Path. Jackson is an old and poor grandmother whose senses are beginning to fail her, but she goes through seemingly unbearable trials in order to get to town and pick up her grandson’s medicine that will keep him alive. In this heartwarming story, Welty uses symbolism and various conflicts to create the theme of sacrificial love. In A Worn Path, Welty uses symbolism to illustrate her theme by giving the protagonist the name Phoenix.
In the short story “the Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the narrator, Jane who has just given birth becomes progressively more ill and depressed. Her husband John, who is a physician prescribes that she get lots of rest and fresh air so Jane and John rent a colonial mansion for the summer. Throughout the story John is one of the main causes for Jane’s deepening depression. Throughout the story, Jane completely disagrees with John’s prognosis and form of treatment. This is shown when Jane says, “So I take phosphates or phosphites - whichever it is, and tonics and journeys, and air, and exercise, and am absolutely forbidden to ‘work’ until I am well again.
When they finally reached Quincy, Abigal has grown ill with a fever, diharrea and diabetes. John had to leave his wife behind when he returned to philideplphia. Abigal joined John in Philidelphia the next summer. On Abigails way back to quincy, she stopped in New York to visit her kids, Charles and Nabby. Abigal was devestated to see that her kids were not doing well on their own.
Her parents were Sarah and Stephen Barton, she had two sisters Dorothea and Sally, and two brothers David and Stephen.Before Clara went to school she was tutored by her brothers and sisters in subjects such as spelling, arithmetic, and geography. When Clara was 11 her brother David got terribly sick, but she cared for him and became his nurse. Luckily under Clara
Most of her late adulthood was centered on taking care of her sick husband and mother and church activities. In 2008 her husband Raymond became very sick and later passed away. She then took on the role of taking care of her mother who too became ill. Due to her illness, she moved her mother in her house where she took care of her and accommodated all of her needs for several years before her passing in 2013. 2013 was also the year that her great-great granddaughter was born, making her the sixth generation alive at the time in our family. Also, all she has been through from picking cotton, and witnessing racism and segregation, she was able to experience the United States having the a African American president for the first
His health was too bad for active military service, so he continued throughout World War II, returning on weekends to Oxford, where his wife stayedworking on penicillin. They had three children, born in 1938, 1941, and 1946. Thomas Hodgkin subsequently spent extended periods of time in West Africa, where he was an enthusiastic supporter and chronicler of the emerging postcolonial states. Following an infection after the birth of her first child, Dorothy Hodgkin developed chronic rheumatoid arthritis at age 28. This left her hands swollen and distorted, yet she continued to carry out the delicate manipulations necessary to mount and photograph the tiny crystals, smaller than a grain of salt, that she used in her
Edgar Allan Poe spent most of his life in a restless search for literary recognition and financial security, but he finally found what he was looking for in a small wooden farmhouse now located at Kingsbridge Road and the Grand Concourse in Bronx, New York. In April 1844, he and his wife, Virginia, moved to this small cottage and hoped that the country air would rescue her failing health. Despite Poe’s efforts to save his wife by escaping to the quiet cottage surrounded by fields and orchards, she died of Tuberculosis. Even after his death, Poe’s literary masterpieces were still widely recognized and his home became something of a literary landmark. The New York Shakespeare Society decided to raise funds to move the tiny cottage across the street to a public park.