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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittaman

By | November 2012
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Shuming li
English 1A
Professor oventile
Nov 13 2012
An Impressive movie: The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, written by Emest J. Gaines, depicts a black woman`s life. Her name is Jane Pittman and she is the narrator. Soon The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman was made into the movie The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. The movie talks about Miss Jane was born as salve and used to work for white people, and her struggles of trying to leave the tragic life. The movie covered from the Civil War to the start of the Civil Rights Movement, so Miss Jane spent some happy life but more sad life. A Room of One`s Own, written by Virginia Woolf, expresses that female faced sexism and restraint by historical reason and social cause. A Room of One`s Own uses female`s special language and presentation to express female`s value and special voice. The book presents the reality in which females were discriminated and oppressed by patriarchal society from history. Virginia explains the reasons of men are superior to women. Therefore, Virginia argues that women should get rid of oppression, fight for female`s independence, and seek the equality of men and women. However, Miss Jane and Virginia have different social status and own different hoping, they still fight for what they want as female. Miss Jane is an impressive woman in the history, and Woolf would not agree what Miss Jane did and thought. The movie The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman starts with Miss Jane`s 110 years old birthday, and the white reporter wants to interview Miss Jane. Following the character of Miss Jane, she spends her life with fighting with Civil freedom with white people, so Miss Jane`s friend, knowing Miss Jane`s life, wants to reject interview, but Miss Jane agrees the interview when white reporter comes over 4th time. Even though Miss Jane is a 110-year-old black lady, black people don’t have freedom and equal status, the...

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