Nellie Bly Research Paper

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“And give up? Not on your life.” Nellie Bly retorted when told to give up her dream job of becoming a reporter. (The Adventures of Nellie Bly). Elizabeth Cochran (the name Nellie Bly was given at birth) was born on May 5, 1864, in Cochran Mills, Pennsylvania. Cochran Mills was named after her father who was a wealthy businessman, and she was often called “Pink” because her mother almost always dressed her in that color. Later, she added an “e” to the end of her last name for elegance. Nellie became a professional muckraker and was a widely read female stunt reporter. She married Robert Livingston Seaman in 1895, and retired from journalism. Unfortunately, she died on January 27, 1922 in New York, New York from pneumonia after a life abundant with conquering hardships and tenacity. Nellie Bly showed perseverance throughout her childhood, work life, and adulthood. When Nellie was a young girl, she excelled in writing, and loved to tell stories about heroines and defeated dragons. Her childhood was anything but the fantasies she wrote about. Bly had an atrocious childhood, but she fought her way through it, portraying her true determined …show more content…

Nellie Bly wasn’t going to allow anyone to push her around or tell her what to do. She’s been through an awful lot of tragedies, but she didn 't let that affect her. Nellie endured sexism, ageism, abuse, and so much more. She followed her journey all the way out, and refused to be treated like a defenseless, destitute creature who couldn’t do anything. She fought for her rights, and nellie Bly is remembered today as America’s best reporter and a self-sufficient, benevolent woman who worked hard to earn her title. She thrived and cultivated in the stubborn, considerate person who many people supported. Her actions inspired other women to be reporters and for them to be accepted. Throughout her entire life, Nellie Bly suffered and persevered through all her difficulties, gaining many admirers and fame for her generosity and

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