Friday, October 21, 2011

Poet to Remember- Dickinson




Draw Inferences: Although an exceptional student, Emily Dickinson receive no advanced schooling beyond the required courses for young women—none existed. In keeping with the age, Emily’s family did not encourage her intellectual abilities. It was thought improper for women to follow the same career paths as men. While her brothers were expected to pursue higher education and challenging careers, Emily received no such intellectual recognition. Instead, she kept house for her father for most of her adult years, quietly amassing the hundreds of poems that have become her legacy—and our national treasure.

In three to four sentences, explain what you can infer about the level of equality that existed between men and women during Dickinson’s lifetime.

18 comments:

  1. Based on the passage that Emily Dickinson had no education, I see how education for women was forbidden back then. Therefore she had no education. I can conclude that she had a rough time growing up. Unlike her brothers, they were able to go to school and have an education. I can comprehend she felt left out from her brothers, since she wouldn't be able to get an education. All she could do was probably work and help out in the house. I'm sure she wished for an education for her to be recognized in life. I also see that women were treated different from men. As if the men are the ones that work and the women were to stay in home and do all the cleaning. In today's society, we still think of the idea of how men and women work, but is also very different from the time Emily Dickinson was living.

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  2. By reading this excerpt I infer that the time back then was more difficult for women. I can visualize that the women were not treated as fair as men. The education that men could obtain did not exist for women.However in Emily's life, she kept her work of literature to herself. Nowin today's time her work is our narional treasure.

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  3. By reading the passage i believe that women were always as smart as men, but they were considered lowered less inteligent than men. Emily Dickson showed how smart she was by making poems, but she never showed them to anyone because they'll look at her werid. People would read her poems thinking it was a men writing the poem, maybe that's why she put Dickson. Women were expecting to clean,cook and take care of the children, while the men was out working. Another reason is that women were not allowed to speak about there opinion.

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  4. This passage shows that women were considered inferior compared to men. They were thought as not worth the time and effort to give an education to, regardless of their level of intellect. Dickinson still creates "our national treasure" which shows that intelligence could not be based off of a proper education, and women can be just as smart, or even smarter than an educated man.

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  5. Based on the passage, you can conclude that the standards set in her, as in Emily Dickinson's, time was at a low. This is backed up by the fact that no advanced school programs were available to people of the female gender. This also shows that men were set as the primary "breadwinners" as you should say as, usually, the person or persons with more education are thought of to earn higher wages.

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  6. Beatriz Tapia/period 7 said....By reading this short article I could see that back in Emily's time woman were treated as a lower class.In my opinion I think this is an injustice because woman can do everything men can do.I feel sorry for the way Emily was treated but im glad that her poetry is now recognized in certain areas of the world.I think Emily is a true inspiration of justice for woman...you might even say she was a hero because she didnt let what others say stop her from learning and writting her poetry.She is a fine example of what woman now a days are trying to do, which is pursue a career for themselves to better themselves,their family,and to show the world woman really can do it!

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  7. By reading this short article I could see that back in Emily's time woman were treated as a lower class.In my opinion I think this is an injustice because woman can do everything men can do.I feel sorry for the way Emily was treated but im glad that her poetry is now recognized in certain areas of the world.I think Emily is a true inspiration of justice for woman...you might even say she was a hero because she didnt let what others say stop her from learning and writting her poetry.She is a fine example of what woman now a days are trying to do, which is pursue a career for themselves to better themselves,their family,and to show the world woman really can do it!

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  8. Karina,Victor,Danny R./5November 3, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    After reading this article of Emily Dickinson we can infer that women were prohibited to go to school and stayed at home, while her brothers and other men were getting educated. Women and men were not taken/treated the same. After all nothing stopped her from writing and now her poems are some of the most famous and popular poems.

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  9. I can infer that in the lifetime of Emily Dickinson women and men were very unequal. Men were expected to get a higher education and work, while women are supposed to stay home cook, and take care of the house. Emily Dickinson was probably very frustrated because she was not allowed to get a higher education. Society today is more equal and women can get an education they want. But sometimes today, people still think of women as staying home cooking and cleaning.

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  10. After reading this passage we feel like they were doubting Emily's abilities. Women were not treated the same way as they are today. Back then women were expected to stay home cook, clean and care for their families. They were not given the same education men were given. Emily is a good role model to women around the world because no matter what they told her she never gave up pursued.

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  11. In this story,Emily Dickinson did not have an education because back then only men could go to school. I think This was unfair because women were not equal as men. Women were treated as something else or another social class. In my opinion life in her era did not allow many opportunities for women to expand their knowledge. However Emily wrote poems and expanded her learning. Even though she did not go to a school like her brothers her poems are inspiring or a "treasure" to the nation.

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  12. I think back then in Dickinson time it was hard for women because
    they had to clean the house. For Example they had to keep the house clean and and everything in order. Next they couldn't go to school and they we considered dumb. I think Emily is a role model for women because she never gave up.

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  13. Based on this passage, women have no rights and are not able to pursue higher education. Women are expected to clean and cook in their house all day. If women want to write they have to do it in private like Emily Dickinson. Men, on the other hand, are able to pursue high education. I think that it is unfair for men to look at women as a lower class. Men were expected to pursue higher careers while women were expected to be home and keep house.

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  14. Even though Emily Dickinson is said to have been a exceptional student, she only got basic education. It was not that there was no higher education at the time, it was just that she was a woman. The expectations on women was that they should keep house and care for their men. There was a huge inequality between men and women at the time, giving no possibilities even for very talented women to pursue any kind of career. Under these difficult circumstances Emily Dickinson still managed to become a world famous author and has inspired many people long after her death.

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  15. After reading this passage i infer that , Emily Dickinson had a rough life. She wished she could of gone to school. Even though mens were the only ones that could go to school. But i guess that back then men were the ones that will also work all the time an women would just stay home and do the cleaning. In conclusion i think this was unfair back then. But she never gave up!

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  16. for emily it was hard for her to go to school because she had to stay home and clean.another reason was because she was a girl and back then they didnt let ladies do anything.

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  17. Based on the passage above, i can infer that it was very difficult for women to be recognized as someone with great talent. even though, some women did stand out but the ignorant mind of men of the past didnt let women have a chance. emily being a great talented poemist could of produced many more poems and maybe even evolved into something else. with women and men working together more can be done.

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  18. Lety,Mari,Adriana / 5.November 10, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    Reading this passage of Emily Dickison helped me understand difficult it was for women to be recognized.In Emily's time it was hard for her to go to school because she was obligated to stay at home and clean. Back in the days they didnt let ladies do anything but stay at home and be with there husbands. Therefor she had no education.

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