Kate Chopin was born February 8, 1851 in St. Louis. Her father was an Irish merchant and her mother was the daughter of an old French family. Chopin’s early fluency was with French and English, and her roots in two different cultures were important throughout her life. In 1855 Kate’s father Thomas O’Flaherty was killed in a train wreck which left her mother heart broken and Kate was left being raised in a female household by her mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her grandmother had a huge impact on Kate life and taught her female views on life such as love, dreams, imagination, and storytelling to capture a world not yet experienced (Jones, Michelle L. Dictionary).
She was born into a privileged English family in 1882. She had a large family consisting of two brothers and a sister, as well as multiple half- brothers and half- sisters (biography.com). Her parents were open minded, which at the time meant she was able to get some form of education. Both her mother and father were married before the eventually married one another. Virginia’s education consisted of her being able to read books from the families well stocked Victorian library (Biography.com).
Her mother commented, “If Cassandra were going to have her head cut off, Jane would insist on sharing her fate” (Laski 23). At eleven year of age, Cassandra and Jane came home and the rest of their education was overseen by their father (Swisher 16). Mr. Austen had distinguished himself in college as quite a scholar and had built up an extensive library which was at the girls’ disposal (Laski 24). The entire family were avid readers and no restrictions appear to have been placed on what the girls could read (Halperin 26). Although not very organized, the girls received a better education than most girls at the time (Laski 24).
Kate Chopin, inspired through her strong-willed widowed mother and grandmother, wrote inspiring stories of female heroines that were rejected by a society unwilling to accept Chopin’s risqué subjects. She was born into an affluent family on February 8th, 1851 in St. Louis, Missouri. She attended convent schools where she was strongly encouraged to pursue her writing career. She spent much of her free time by herself, in her attic, reading vigorously. Her mother and grandmother strongly encouraged her to think for herself and pursue her interests.
Later Doyle's second wife, Jean, said: "My husband's mother was a very remarkable and highly cultured woman. She had a dominant personality, wrapped up on the most charming womanly exterior." Charles Altamot died in an asylum in 1893; in the same year Doyle decided to finish permanently the adventures of his master detective. Because of financial problems, Doyle's mother kept a boarding house. Dr. Tsukasa Kobayashi has alluded in an article, that Doyle's mother had a long affair with Bryan Charles Waller, a lodger and a student of pathology, who had a deep impact to Conan Doyle.
This essay will discuss Kate Chopin’s writing career and the impact her writing has on society. Kate Chopin was an author best known for her strong leading female characters. The essence of her characters was based on her female oriented upbringing. She was raised at home by her mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and at school she was taught by nuns. The soul of her characters were thought to have come from her great grandmother’s french stories.
Harper uses her family as a main inspiration for the characters in To Kill a Mockingbird, so that it may create a more personal feel while reading the novel. This clearly shows how much Harper Lee’s family meant to her. Examples of the relations she made to her family can be seen in characters such as her sister, father, mother, neighbor, and other people that have been in her life. Her sibling, Louise Lee, plays a key role in the naming of the main character Jean Louise Scout Finch. Jean Louise Scout Finch,who is also referred to as Scout Finch, was a tomboy who never actually fit in with all the other female roles in the novel.
Rough Draft Have you heard of the book Frankenstein? I sure you have, in this paper I will share with you the life and the success of the famous author Mary Shelley. I will start with her child hood; Mary had two famous authors for parents William Goodwin and Mary Wollstonecraft. But unfortunately Mary mom died when she was only eleven days old Mary’s dad hired a nanny immediately. The nanny made Mary’s life full of adventures and fun times while the father was distancing from his children.
Mary was the daughter of William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft. Since, she had poets as parents; she would read all of their works. Mary read many novels that were gothic, French, and German. She also read numerous romantic novels. Mary lived in England, however people would not accept her.
In summary, I would like to spend the day with J.K. Rowling because she made me realize my love for reading and writing. She has created something that people all over the world can relate to, something people can go to when they need a break from reality. I would also like to spend the day with her because she can teach me so much . She could teach me how to be creative, and how to get yourself out of bad times. She's an inspiration to me, and to many others.