Analysis Of Gwendolyn Brooks 's ' The Roaring Twenties ' Essay

1891 Words Jan 8th, 2016 8 Pages
The year is 1924 the roaring twenties were still in swing, prohibition is still intact and a young Gwendolyn Brooks has found a love for poetry.To her poetry is a fun hobby to do in her free time. Little does she know this fun hobby of hers will lead her to become an iconic American figure. Gwendolyn Brooks was and still is a passionate inspirational writer to people across the world. She constantly thinks outside the box to not only inspire other people but inspire herself as well easily making her one of the most important literary figures of our time. Fear of failure was not installed in Brooks head as a child. Her father, David, was an aspiring Doctor who could not afford medical school so instead he became a janitor in order to take care of his family. Kenziah, her mother, was a teacher and had dreams of being a classical pianist. Alas, she ended up becoming pregnant with Gwendolyn and decided to stay home to take care of her.
Keziah Brooks was her daughter 's biggest supporter. A fond memory of her mother that Brooks remembers is her mother “Finding her daughter writing a page of rhymes, Keziah Brooks was astonished by their clarity and originality and said, "You are going to be a poet"”(Kent, George). This boosted Brooks’ confidence ultimately pushing her to excel in her poetry. Although she was loved and cared for in her household school was a different story for Brooks. At the age of six she was exposed to racism and ridiculed for her dark skin, thick…

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