Tillie Olsen Analytical Essay by Peerless

Tillie Olsen
A biography of the writer, feminist and activist Tillie Olsen.
# 9611 | 1,417 words | 0 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 31, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis) , Women Studies (Historical Figures)

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This paper looks at the life of Tillie Olsen who was born into a working class family and who overcame her disadvantaged upbringing to become a famous author and political activist. Her devotion to her literary work, to her family and to her politics were inextricable from one another and from the larger entity of Tillie herself. This paper also reviews some of her works and evaluates how they are based on lifetime experiences.

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"Due to her exposure to many politicos and intellectuals, as well as a natural endowment of intellectual capabilities, Tillie was able to transcend the limitations of her socio-economic status, if only for a brief time, to attend an academic high school where she was presented with greater opportunity and a richer education. And though financial needs would force her to drop out a year before she could graduate, she would be fast to point out in later interviews that she was blessed with far more education than most women in her peer group, particularly those born of working class families. But more often than not, her writing was guided heavily by political influences, as opposed to academic ones."

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