Differences Of Anne Frances And Frances Tywoniak

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In the 1930 through the 1950’s, the United States was a place of immense change, especially in the lives of minorities. The changes are shown in great detail through the lives of Anne Moody and Frances Tywoniak. These two girls faced many similar experiences as minorities in this time period. Though they share many similarities, especially in their adolescent youth years, we see many differences in their life due to the cultures they live in as well as the personalities these two women have. Their generation was much different as opposed to the generation we live in today, and consisted of discrimination. Frances and Anne both worked very hard as children, and a lot of responsibility was placed upon them. Due to these experiences, as well as …show more content…
Both of them were raised in poverty, and had to work for the support of their family. A large amount of responsibility was placed upon them, which helped shape their academic views, and their sense of independence. Both these young women faced differences in their childhoods. Anne was part of a broken home where she had interracial fighting amongst her father’s new wife family and her Father. Anne also was different in the sense that she got more of a personal view of segregation and racism against those of a different color. The primary difference in the early lives’ of Frances and Anne, was how they chose to confront the issue of racism. Anne clearly saw segregation as a problem, and wanted to actively seek out black rights and join movements in the struggle against discrimination, this spark began to grow in Anne as she began to mature and see the violent acts brought upon the Black community. This spark was an accumulation of the experiences Anne faced as a younger girl being treated as somewhat of a slave by her discriminative bosses as well as well as the segregation she face, like the incident where she was segregated from her friends at the movie theatre because of the color. The violence she saw was the ultimate upbringing of this urge to fight against segregation in Anne. Frances did not face such a difficult childhood as Anne did. She came from a home where she was loved and care for as well as a home where her family was whole, as well as she never had to deal with a family member like Raymond, unlike Anne’s. She then also did not yet see the real problem and effect segregation was having on society at that time, it was not as personally experienced for her as it was Anne. Frances more experienced segregation and discrimination through how her father was treated, such as white men not buying his product due to his ethnicity. However, she saw

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