Graduating High School, Alice was Valedictorian of her class, and she was an inspirational female author. She went above and beyond expectations or what most people thought she would be able to do. Not many females, especially African American, were thought to be able to do what men could. She plays this throug... ... middle of paper ... ... depict this awful way of life that was an African Americans daily life in the early 1900's. She really emphasizes how tough times were for Celie through living in the racist south, having men that beat her and abused her, and how the power of female relationships especially family saved her from the terrible life she lived.
This piece of autobiographical works is one of the greatest pieces of literature and will continue to inspire young and old black Americans to this day be cause of her hard and racially tense background is what produced an eloquent piece of work that feels at times more fiction than non fiction In 1970, a child with skinny legs and muddy skin was introduced into African American literature. Born marguerite Johnson she became known as Maya Angelou (Lupton 51). Her critically acclaimed works have changed the way of the African American autobiography is written. Angelou well known as an entertainer was urged by James Baldwin and by the cartoonist Jules fifer and his wife Judy to try her hand at writing an autobiography. After several refuels she agreed the results was a unique series of autobiographical narratives.
Overall, Angelou is a spirited poet that has rallied millions across the globe with her works, by giving comfort to those in need, and by giving hope to the hopeless. Maya Angelou was a highly skilled poet who used her writer’s voice to strengthen and guide civil rights. Angelou was born in St. Louis on the 4th of April, 1928 and is still currently writing (bio.com). A victim of sexual assault, Angelou spent years after as a virtual mute (poetryfoundation.org). Facing racial prejudice and discrimination through all her youth, a lot of her works were centred around prejudice and civil rights (poetryfoundation.org).
Kathryn Stockett Kathryn Stockett is one of the most powerful, courageous, and bravest writers I have ever read about and that is why I have chosen to write about her. I read her book "The Help" and by reading this book it has shown me many things about history I had not known existed. This book is all about African American housekeepers in the 1960's and how they were treated, even though the laws may have made them equal, society did not. If it wasn't for books like this people like me may not know about these rough times and how life has changed drastically since then. Reasons like these are why I was inspired to write this paper about Stockett.
Maya Angelou has dedicated her life to end prejudices faced by many black females in the 20th century. As an author, poet, and entertainer, she is known best for her strong portrayal of African-American women. Some of her most outstanding work is the series of autobiographies that she wrote telling about her childhood. Her work has contributed immensely to Americans everywhere. She has also broken many barriers for black women in writing, entertainment, and in film making.
An Analysis of Alice Walker's "Everyday Use" Alice Walker's novel, The Color Purple, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1982. This novel, in addition to her short story collections and other novels, continue to touch the emotions of a vast audience. This ability, according to critics, has "solidified her reputation as one of the major figures in contemporary literature" (Gwynn 462). Born to sharecroppers in Eatonton, Georgia, in 1944, Alice Walker's life was not always easy. Her parents strived to provide a home at a time when political and social unrest were at their highest.
Sue Monk Kidd’s childhood inspired her to write the fiction novel, The Secret Life of Bees, from her experiences with racism in the 1960’s. Kidd vividly remembers the summer of 1964 when the Civil Rights Act had been signed and coloured people were allowed to vote. She remembers the cruelty, hate, and injustice towards the African-American people when they wanted to vote. She “found her redemption through writing” walking away from the summer of 1964, as a different person who saw life differently. 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.
Harper Lee has been a very influential writer in our world today. In her book To Kill a Mockingbird, she has covered the significant topics of discrimination, the importance of education, and the good and the bad that lies in each person. Many of the people and events in Harper Lee’s life have inspired her to write her award winning novel. Nelle Harper Lee grew up in the small town of Monroeville, Alabama alongside her two parents and four siblings. 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.
She was the eighth and the last child of Minnie Tallulah Grant Walker and Willie Lee Walker. Her parents were poor sharecroppers. In the summer of 1952 at the age of eight, she fell into a depression when her older brother accidentally shot her with a BB gun, causing her to lost one sight of her eye. (LLC n.pag) She later started to hidden herself from the other kids in her neighborhood. She explained, "I no longer felt like the little girl I was.
However, when Woolf was just six years old, her innocence was stolen from her by two of her half-brothers, sending her into a spiraling depression that she would not be able to get herself out of. Woolf had so many hardships in her adolescent years, that a single dark spot; such as, her being raped, got much worse when her half-sister passed. However, Woolf kept writing so she was able to find an out... ... middle of paper ... ...ll as the generations that have passed, Woolf is truly and ground breaking author in our society. Her teachings help make sure that women feel empowered in whatever field they chose to be in. Virginia Woolf had life that most could hardly bare and her life ended in a way that most could hardly handle.