Literary Analysis Of Bell Hooks

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Bell Hooks We all face challenges in the world and we’re the only ones who can decide if we should remain silent or speak out. Bell Hooks from a very young age was a person who spoke out and talked back to others when she did not agree with what they had to say or if she had a different idea. At a very young age, “growing up in a small segregated town in Kentucky” (noteablebiographies), she grew up having to be a someone who stood up for what she thought was right and did not back down. This characteristic of talking back, really shaped her style of writing growing up. She realized that people will never fully agree with what others have to say, but that doesn’t mean they should stay silent. Her childhood was full of racism at the time, …show more content…
This new adjustment was something Hooks most likely did not expect and was shocked at seeing at first. She most likely felt more discouraged to say something in class because she knew that the white kids must be judging her. A writer of Women 's History by name of Lauren Jankowski writes that, “These early fears almost discouraged her from pursuing her love of writing. She received almost no support from her family, who felt that women were better suited for a more traditional role. The social atmosphere of the then-segregated south added to their discouragement” (abouteducation). Not only was she looked down upon by society at her time, but also by her own family. She was very strong in her early years to go against social norms for African American women and not giving into all the negative comments she must have received from her community. Her love for writing overpowered any negativity she got. Hooks became “popular for her skill to recite poetry well during this time” (famousblackpeople), this had a great influence in her “talking back” manner later on in

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