Rowling has been very famous for her “Harry Potter” series which is very similar to “A Wizard of Earthsea.” Although Le Guin’s book is very old, the impact of her story lives on even in our society today. Le Guin was able to pave way for many of the authors of today when it comes to fantasy. Many of her books are very popular and different that it set high standard for many authors to strive for. It is not just her books that were influential, but her whole writing career as a whole.
Morrison, being a women of color tells the story of Pecola Breedlove; a black eleven year old girl who prays for deep blue eyes and flowy blonde locks. All throughout her life she has felt pressures similar to this little girl and it is reflected in several of her novels. In a radio interview with Terry Gross Toni talks about the effects of being a women of color in America . While attending Howard College she observed that “lighter[skin] the better and the darker the worse… [this] had an impact on sororities, on friendships, on all sorts of things, and it was stunning to me.
The show Girlfriends was written by a black woman and followed the lives of four black women. The cast of women on the show were diverse black women with different backgrounds, skills and flaws. I remember younger me admiring their beauty and their beautiful representation of sisterhood through friendship. Even though I wasn’t fully able to understand the show because it discussed things pass my knowledge as little girl , I was still inspired by the characters and wanted to be like them when I got older.
The Help, a novel by Kathryn Stockett, tells the story of a young woman named Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan. She persuades African American maids to help write a book of interviews that will ultimately change the way Southerners see their maids forever. One of the main characters, a black maid named Aibileen, trusts Skeeter first and tells her amazing but dark story. On the other hand, Celia, a white upper middle-class woman, has a mysterious past that shaped her life. This book weaves a beautiful tale with many literary skills, but identity, which defines a person, prevails above all.
Now she is well known and still considered one of the most dynamic singers in music. James started singing in a church choir, then began singing on the radio and that’s where she became popular. She moved to San francisco and then and had a better chance of having a career because she met bandleader “Otis”. James career than really began to come to her in 1954 and began to soar in 1960 when she signed with Chess Records. James overcame a lot to get where she was.
She joined the American Negro Theatre as an apprentice in 1941, where she learned and worked to earn her keep. She also graduated from New York’s Hunter College and had a degree in the romance languages. Davis had other struggles in life than poverty. From sometime in the 1930s-40s to 1946, he served in the army. He was even present for WW2.
This was a huge role for her to take on as a woman, especially when many people thought she couldn’t do it. Some shows that brought attention to feminism in the 60’s were: Julia (1968-1971)- it was one of the first shows to revolve around an african american actress The Flying Nun (1967-1970) - it
Resistance to oppression is a fluid theme throughout these two works of literature, Angelou in Still I rise, An ode to the power that brews in us all to overcome our most difficult circumstances, and is truly an inspiration to all homestayers in the sixties no matter Their race. “She speaks not only for herself but also for her gender and race. This extension of self occurs in Angelou's autobiographies and protest poetry” (Hagen 118). Her status as being a powerful black woman in the house, portrays her self confidence to override anything that puts her down as she will always exceed to rise up. While on the other hand Susan Rawlings in To Room Nineteen saw suicide as her only outlet to her lack of freedom in her marriage.
A Raisin in the Sun (“Raisin”) written by Lorraine Hansberry (“Hansberry”) and For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf (“For Colored Girls”) written by Ntozake Shange (“Shange”) are both successful plays, most noted for their accomplishment of “bringing black audience to Broadway.” The plays brought black audiences to Broadway because they carried issues that black women faced daily but were unspoken. Hansberry and Shange utilized the forum to speak on behave of their own life experiences and that of all colored women. Although Raisin and For Colored Girls were written from two different social movement eras, the women characters in the plays parallel the struggles and triumphs of femininity through their experiences
Toni Morrison her original name is Chloe Anony Offoed. Morrison was born in February 18\1931 in Lohio, Us, American writer. Morrison was famous for her examination of black female experience. For Morrison all good art has been political and the black artist has very important responsibility to the black community. Morrison grew up in an American family that possessed an intense love and appreciation for black culture and people.
Heroes in Medieval times were the men who fought wars to save their kingdom from the enemy. They were worshipped by their king, and received gifts such as treasure and land. Knights were said to be highest in rank, following after noblemen. Only a certain amount of men were ranked as knights because back then people believed in destiny. So many didn’t consider working up into a higher class.
In similarities, the writing is a motivational and inspirational theme using Ethos, Pathos, and Logos to connect to the audience. Inspirational and motivational poems connect to the audience on another level as if the author and the reader are having a heart to heart conversation. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” (Maya Angelou) Inspirational writing are a lifetime piece of art put into words.
Many people know Maya Angelou for being an American poet, but she was much more than that. She was a memoirist, civil rights activist, author, dancer, actress, and screenwriter. Maya Angelou was born in St. Louis, Missouri on April 4, 1928. Angelou parents slip when she was very young, so she and her older brother were sent away to line with her father's mother. In Arkansas Angelou experienced her first racial prejudices and discrimination.