Analysis Of Tillie Olsen 's ' The Great Depression, World War II, And The Civil Right

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In the twentieth century, there were some significant events happened that impacted to the world and many Americans such as World War I, The Great Depression, World War II, and the Civil Right. This time also was a remarkable for many talented American writers. Although each writer had different literary style and expression, all of them still focused on the facts of historical time for showing their experiences and voices to support and help people about the discriminations, segregations between classes, genders, and races. Especially, Tillie Olsen was a famous political activist who positively participated in the movements of working-class people. She also was one of the feminists who stood out for helping women and raising their voices in American society. By using her writing, she encouraged poverty people to fight for their rights and supported women to share about their struggles that they had been gone through. Nowadays, most of Olsen’s short stories are still very popular and powerful such as “I Stand Here Ironing” and “Yonnondio: From the Thirties.” Both describe the typical image of working-class and present the different ways that how women dealt with their harsh lives in the twentieth century.
Tillie Lerner Olsen was born on January 14, 1912 in Omaha, Nebraska from a Russian-Jewish immigrant family. Raised in a poor family, Olsen had a childhood with many obstacles. From the age of fifteen, she started working many low-wage jobs to help her family; as a result…

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