Daily Archives for: March 7th, 2018

The Tragic Relationship of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes

Sylvia Plath (1932 – 1963) was a gifted writer of poetry who ended her life all too young. Many of the truths behind her final years were exposed after her death, discovered in letters revealing the dark secrets of her tragic relationship with Ted Hughes.

Attractive, smart, and ambitious, she seemed to have what it took to succeed. But it was during her years at Smith College, where she was well-liked and academically adept, that she made her first attempt on her life.

Journal entries in her diary later revealed how much Plath struggled from that time on, until she ended her life at age thirty. Read More→

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Quotes From Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston (1891 – 1960) was a memoirist, novelist, and folklorist who was an active member of the Harlem Renaissance literary movement. Following a sampling of quotes on life, love, and suffering from Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora’s best known work.

Always somewhat controversial, discussions and perceptions of Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) have evolved over the decades since it was first published.

The story follows Janie Crawford as she matures from a voiceless teenager compelled to marry against her will, to a woman with greater control over her own destiny. Read More→

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