Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Essays
Non-Traditionally Tragic Mulattas: Defying Notions of Denial and Self-Hate
Inheriting the vices of both the black and white race, traditionally tragic mulatto characters have been comfortably depicted in much of abolitionist literature as intricately, and inextricably, conflicted individuals; miserable and without race “...
Privilege and Rejection of Identity through Racial Passing in Iola Leroy; or Shadow’s Uplifted College
Considering its initial publication in 1892, during the era of the Civil War and Reconstruction, Frances E. W. Harper employs the meaning of racial uplift through passing. During the era of slavery, the phenomenon of racially passing was a common...
Motherhood and the Human Condition: An Analysis of The Slave Mother and Room 12th Grade
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: Poetry
In The Slave Mother and Room, respective authors Frances Harper and Emma Donoghue use the raw human emotions of hope, fear, and maternal love to convey how people cope with traumatic events. These qualities deepen the enduring human conditions...