The conflict between racism, sexism, and the power of strong female relationships is how Alice expressed her life and incorporated it into the story. When she was 21 she worked at The Department of Welfare and only a year later she started working for the Legal Defense fund of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. She took up depositions from African Americans that were removed from their homes because they had tried to register to vote. These hardships are played out in The Color Purple by the main character Celie. She writes to god about her daily life and tells about what she has to encounter on a daily basis.
Anne Sexton, a poet who discovered her “poetic voice” as an adult, made works of poetry that focused on personal issues or works made specific to issues of women. Her poem “Young” portrays her work of personal issues. In this poem, she talks about how hard her life was when she was young. Sexton explains all the troubles in her life that can relate to most girls’ lives today in her poem. Some of these troubles include her parents being split up, being a lonely kid and other things that some girls have to deal with.
(Muellero Vol.1) Her writing mainly reflects her concerns on multidimensional sympathy with racial, sexual, and the take in power of social & political issues among African American women 's struggle at her time. (Whitted n pag.) She justified that, “The black women is one of America’s greatest heroes Not enough credit has been given to the black women who has oppressed beyond recognition.” (Gerding Period.5) Walker throw back and reflects her opinion on her third novel that is widely known called The Color Purple. The novel traces the life of Celie, a poor Southern black woman who is physically and mentally abused by her step-father and husband. (Muellero Vol.1) In the youth age, Celie often got raped by her step-father causing to have two children, but the step-father sell the children away and her failed marriage husband, Albert who beats and torture her continuously.
Throughout Ida B. Wells’ diary, she has many struggles, ups and downs. Her diary takes us from her young promiscuous days as a young woman with her various friends, callers, and not knowing who she really was to basically a travel log as a married lady who was well set, owned her own news paper, and a spokesman for blacks all across America. During these years, she goes through long stretches of depression and happiness. In her struggles of depression, Wells very much struggles with three particular concepts the most. Wells has big problems her identity, the way black women were treated, and stereotypes of blacks.
Kidd had always been exposed to injustice her entire childhood so it seemed like the norm for there to be separation between black and white people. She reflected her experiences onto her fiction novel following 14-year old, Lily Owens in South Carolina. Lilly lives with her father T.Ray and their black maid, Rosaleen. Though a maid to T.Ray, Rosaleen acts as a mother figure to Lilly. Since the age of 2 years-old, Lily has been trying to remember what happened in the death of her mother, Deborah.
At the age eight she was blinded in the right eye when an older brother accidentally shot her with a BB gun, after which she fell into a depression. She isolated herself from the other children, and as she explained, "I no longer felt like the little girl I was. I felt old, and because I felt I was unpleasant to look at, filled with shame. I retreated into solitude, and read stories and began to write poems." During this seclusion from other kids her age, Walker began to write poems.
During the war they had slaves in her house and, “her family supported the South” (1). The Civil W... ... middle of paper ... ... it is romance. It makes them feel how the women feel you go through it. When she was growing up she lost some of her family, which affected her as a teenager and adult and also made her write about her feelings in journals. Kate Chopin went through many difficulties in her life and she lost a lot of loved ones but she stuck threw them and that just makes her all the more incredible author.
Poems are a way of expressing the feelings and emotions that the writer chooses to describe, usually using symbolic objects and comparing it to another thing using figurative language. There were many poets that came and went throughout history and there are still a lot today, one of which really caught my attention and her name is Maya Angelou. Maya Angelou is a very astounding poet with her 166 poems, but one really stood out to me and that was The Lesson. Maya Angelou had a very difficult life with the many challenges she faced being an African American during the timeframe of her life and she outlined these troubles in most of her writings. With her circumstances she just kept moving forward and giving it her best without giving up; she is a great model for anyone to follow.
When she was only eight, she lost her father to an illness he had battled for some time. The death of her father haunted her throughout her entire life and it seemed as though it was an obsession of sorts for Plath. All the while, she strived to reach a level of perfection that was unattainable. As a result, she always felt that she was not good enough. She attempted suicide for the first time when she was in college, but following treatment she returned to school and finished.
Emily attended and graduated from Amherst Academy (the college which her grandfather helped start). She then attended South Hadley Seminary, where her father sent her to expand her education (8). While attending South Hadley, Emily experienced `worrisome emphasis on her spiritual condition', she was homesick and became physically sick (16-18). But her education played a major role not only in her life but also in her poems (8). She wrote about life as she experienced ... ... middle of paper ... ...those in the future cope with the same sufferings and loneliness that she had experienced in her life.