Kats father died when she was almost six, after his death her mother took her out of her catholic school she attended to live at home. The widows of her family were a big influence in her writings; they taught her how to be a lady. She later went back to her school were, “the nuns there taught her to live a life of the mind as well as the life at home” (3). All most all of her themes are about women and that is mostly because of her family, like in the book The Storm it’s about, “two lovers infidelity during a thunder storm” (3). All of these reasons are why she writes about women in her themes and they all came from her childhood experiences.
One of the first well known prohibited books was The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, which was first banned in 1850 for having inappropriate underlying themes in the story. (“Banned Books That Shaped America”). To challenge book banning, Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 to celebrate the freedom to read, by having banned books available in bookstores and public libraries. (“Banned Books Week”). Books are frequently challenged by parents and schools, but can be challenged by anyone who thinks that a certain book could be harmful to a child.
It is also the times where the newspaper prints off the threats from the American Library Association to have the freedom to read. Last year on Banned Books week the ALA’s official magazine, American Libraries, ran a story headlined, “Book banning alive and well in the U.S.” What do books from the Twilight series, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Hunger Games have in common? They all have faced removal from library bookshelves in the United States within the past year. It is understandable why the Twilight series have been banned, because of the romance and make believe characters. Some parents caution their children who might read them and get their heads glued to the possibility of having a romance like that in the future.
J.K Rowling had a tough childhood, lost her mother and had severe depression. The idea for Harry Potter came while she was waiting for a delayed train. She had the idea before her mother’s death but the loss of her mother just made the book darker. The purpose of this paper to find out J.K Rowling’s inspirations for her wildly famous Harry Potter series. A series that changed that world and many people’s lives.
The book was later reinstated in the curriculum when the board learned that the vote was illegal because they needed a two-thirds vote for removal of the text.' 'In 1977 parents in Pittsgrove Township, New Jersey, challenged the assignment of the novel in an American literature class. They charged that the book included considerable profanity and "filthy and profane" language that premoted premarital sex, homosexuality, and perversion, as well as claiming that it was "explicitly pornographic" and "immoral." After months of controversy, the board ruled that the novel could be read in the advanced placement class for its universal message, not for its profanity, but they gave parents the right to decide whether or not their children would read it.' 'In 1978 parents in Issaquah, Washington, became upset with the rebellious views expressed in the novel by Holden Caulfield and with the
In 1801, William married Mary Jane Clairmont, their next-door neighbor. She already had two illegitimate children (Garrett 10). Mary Shelley 's relationship with her stepmother was strained and filled with tension. The new Mrs. Godwi... ... middle of paper ... ... her adolescence and adulthood was filled with it as well, marrying an author and becoming one herself. Throughout her life one can see that literature truly was the biggest influence on Mary Shelley's life.
It is apparent after studying both The Joy Luck Club and Amy Tan that there are some incredible similarities among the two, particularly the story of mother Suyuan-Woo and her daughter Jing-Mei Woo. Suyuan is a main character and plays an extremely important role in the novel even though she passed away. She created the Joy Luck club years ago and is the main reason why this tight kit family exists today. Suyuan decided to create the Joy Luck club during a ve... ... middle of paper ... ...mbers due to an unfortunate circumstance and struggles to b accepted once again and regain her dignity. An-Mei’s daughter Rose also learns a lesson of acceptance as well as self-worth when it comes to the end of her marriage.
Story-telling may be even more central in The Joy Luck Club, with the stories told as lessons throughout the daughters' young lives. But "Beginning with Gussie" also demonstrates that the daughters know about their mothers' past experiences: Tweedie knows the story of the romance between her mother and father; Rebecca knows her parents' story though she doesn't learn the whole of her mother's story until her mother's death. Another similarity is that Gussie's reason for telling her story to her granddaughter Tweedie is akin to the reason Ying-Ying decides she must tell her story to her daughter Lena: both are concerned about the choices being made by the daughter/granddaughter, choices that they see as too similar to their own past mistakes. Gussie ends her story to granddaughter with "And thus, Tweedie, while I cannot applaud your reliving my history, I am deeply happy to think that my genes are being handed on. Modified, broadened, no doubt improved upon."
The nanny made Mary’s life full of adventures and fun times while the father was distancing from his children. Mary had a half-sister named Fanny. Mary’s father then married his neighbor her name was also Mary. (Mellor Anne K. “ Shelley, Mary (1797-1851) British writers supplement 3 Ed George Stade NY Charle) Mary’s stepmother wanted the best education for Mary. But the tension between them made Mary suffer from skin boils at the age of thirteen.
Precious was always psychically abused by her mother, Mary. However, after giving birth to her second child, she started to defend herself against her mother to avoid pain. These are just s... ... middle of paper ... .... Precious was finally proud of herself for doing well in school. In addition, her friends, her teacher, and her social worker were recognizing her efforts–these were some of her external esteem needs.