Linda Pastan was a great poet while also a wife and mother. Pastan started sending her work to The New Yorker at age twelve (Potvin par. 6). Later, she went to college and got married. Pastan stated in an interview that she stopped writing for about ten years, because she could not be the perfect wife and mother that she was expected to be and also commit herself to her poetry (Brown, 3).
During that same time, Monroe entered a New York psychiatric clinic. After her brief hospitalization there she returned to the Fox studio to work on a film, but her erratic behavior betrayed severe emotional disturbance, and the studio discharged her in June 1962 (“Marilyn”). Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her Los Angeles bungalow on August 5, 1962, an empty bottle of sleeping pills by her side (“Marilyn”). Marilyn was just 36 years old when she died (“Marilyn”). Before her death she went to a interview for LIFE magazine and she was the top-billed actress of the decade, and her films grossed $200 million by 1962 (Marilyn UXL).
It takes place in a lonely, cold landscape of the Mr. and Mrs. Wright’s kitchen, which is the setting where all the action of the play takes place (Delbanco). The play opens up with three men, Sheriff Peters, the court attorney Mr. Henderson, and the neighbor Mr. Hale, entering the house. In the lonely household with very little attention and hardly any cleaning up that had recently been done in the kitchen, the disorder of the unwashed dishes, dirty dishtowels, a loaf of bread sitting out. The scene gives an impression as if someone left in a hurry or as if someone was taken unexpectedly. Along with the three men are the wives of Mr. Hale, Mrs. Hale and the wife of Sheriff Peters, Mrs. Peters.
The play illustrates a woman, Minnie Wright, who loses control of her emotions and strangles her husband in his sleep. The death of her husband mirrors her existence in their marriage. Minnie had been confined by her marriage for years and longed to be free. Trifles, by Susan Glaspell is a one act play that reveals the suppression of women in the late
Later in her life, Ada became involved in gambling and even tried to use math to help her win. Her ideas failed and put her in financial trouble and major debt (Shen55). Close to this same time, she had been diagnosed with uterine cancer. As she was dying, Ada told her husband about the gambling and debt that she was responsible for. It is unknown if that information or something else that Ada confessed to her husband is the reason behind his leaving, but nonetheless, William left her side days before her death in London on November 27, 1852 (biography.com).
Susan Glaspell (1876 – 1948) was an American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright actress, novelist, and journalist. She graduated from Drake University in 1899 during which it was difficult for women not only to vote but also to get a university degree . Women in the early 20th century were still fighting for their rights. After her graduation Glaspell worked as a reporter for the Des Moines Daily News that provided her a great wealth of knowledge and inspired her starting writing that is composed of nine novels, fifteen plays, over fifty short stories. In her writings, Glaspell dedicated her efforts mainly to portray feminist issues such as woman’s struggle for proving her identity in a patriarchal society, the relationships between daughters
Dalloway.” Virginia was conflicted on whether Mrs. Dalloway should commit suicide. The film then jumps a few decades to 2001, where Clarissa Vaughan is hosting a party for her dear friend Richard, who is a writer and is dying from AIDS. Richard is receiving an award for his life’s work that contains many things
In Trifles by Susan Glaspell, Glaspell uses irony to help convey the disconnect between men and women in society, and men’s choice of obliviousness towards women at the time this play was written. For example, Mr. Hale said that “women are used to worrying over trifles.” (Page 303). However, these so called trifles, such as the quilt and the fruit, end up being key evidence towards Mrs. Wright’s guilt and motive that the men in the play are oblivious towards. Another example would be at the end of the play, when the County Attorney jokes that “at least we found out that she was not going to quilt it,” then asks the ladies what they called the technique that Mrs. Wright used, to which the replied she was going to “knot it” in the final line.
Recalling the legend of Pandora’s Box, and how this short story was written in response to that - Ferre’s feminist views were exemplified in this work. From the start of the story, to the latter half each relationship between a man and woman was misogynistic. Whether the relationship be between the older doctor, and the aunt or the young doctor and the youngest niece - Ferre’s story discusses cleary her views of exploited women.Not only is the exploitation of women common in society - it was extremely prevalent during which Ferre wrote “The Youngest Doll” After conducting a close reading of excerpts from page five to page six, Ferre’s message became clear. From an analysis of the youngest niece and young doctor’s marriage, discussing the young doctor’s character as misogynistic, and exploring the doll as a physical manifestation of exploited women, key elements of femininity and gender roles encouraged a dynamic understanding this
After Elliot’s death, they were graciously granted four more children: son Carol (1902), who would later commit suicide in 1940; Irma(1903), who later developed mental illness; Marjorie(1905), who died in her late 20s after giving birth; and Elinor(1907), who died just weeks after being born (Robert Frost Biography). Yet another major stepping stone of how Frost’s symbolic poems contain depth and perception. The bad fortune further continues with multiple rejects from publishers concerning his poems. Due to career opportunities, Frost, and his wife came to an agreement to sell the farm and move the family to England. Within a few months, Frost found a publisher who would publish his first book of poems, “A Boy’s Will,” followed by “North of Boston” a year later (Robert Frost Biography).
They met each other at Howard University in 1935. She was accused of having an affair with another one of the people at work. They eventually got married in the same year they found each other and they eventually had two kids later on. After the scandal was over and done with, Julian was fired and he and his family moved to Oak Park, Illinois in 1951. But before they moved in, the house was tragically firebombed.
Sadly, on October of 1967, Helen grew emotionally and physically hurt with cancer and the secret affair between Geisel and Audrey Stone Diamond that she sooner committed suicide. After the suicide of Helen, Geisel decided to marry Audrey. (Biography.com Editors) Several decades passed and on September 24, 1991, Theodor Seuss Geisel passed away in La Jolla, California. Although the famous poet and author passed away, in 1997, the Art of Dr. Seuss Project had started. Yet, his legend still led onwards.