Katherine Anne Porter Essay | Student Essay

This student essay consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis of Katherine Anne Porter.
This section contains 1,630 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Katherine Anne Porter: History in Context

Katherine Anne Porter: History in Context

Summary: Is a woman's strength determined by her endurance to stay in a hurtful relationship, or is it determined by her ability to move on? This essay compares Katherine Anne Porter's short story "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" with her own life. It also compares this story to women of that time period.

Is a woman's strength determined by her endurance to stay in a hurtful relationship or is it determined by her ability to move on? The early twentieth century is known to women as the "era of exuberance." (Gilbert 1205) During the early twentieth century women began to find the answer to the question at hand deeply rooted within themselves. The answer for Katherine Anne Porter seemed to be her ability to move on based on the actions she chose in her real life. Does her literature tell a different story? Born in Indian Creek, Texas on May 15, 1980, Callie Russell Porter spent most of her life outside of the state of Texas. In 1915 after nine years of marriage to John Henry Koontz she divorced him claiming "nothing in common and physical abuse." (Davidson) At this point she changes her name to Katherine Anne Porter, her late-grandmother's...

(read more)

This section contains 1,630 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Katherine Anne Porter: History in Context
Copyrights
BookRags
Katherine Anne Porter: History in Context from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook