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  1. Apr 2017
    1.  none but Jesus heard me

      As an African American Woman, the only person that Sojourner Truth could talk to and feel heard was to Jesus Christ through her prayers.

    1. pusillanimous

      Pusillanimous is an adjective that means showing a lack of courage or determination. Fanny Fern used this word to describe the world in which she lived. She believed that people were too afraid to speak their mind.

    2. It was the work of a moment, with such a challenge, to fly up stairs and overhaul my philosopher’s wardrobe.

      Fanny Fern went against what everybody believed and did what she was comfortable doing. She did not agree with the laws saying she couldn't dress in male attire, so she went out and did it. She was not one to comform to the unjust rules of society.

    3. see the kingdoms of the earth and the glory of them

      Matthew 4:8 "Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them." In this Bible verse, Jesus has rejected Satan's second temptation, so Satan has sent him to a certain place to see all of the glory's of the world. Fern is saying how she is disappointed in herself for essentially rejecting her own temptations to do what she feels is right.

    4. why this should be an actionable offense is past my finding out

      At the time of this article, only women would have agreed with this statement. This was a popular time for gender bias. Women believed that they should be just as free as men and should be able to live as they please.

  2. Mar 2017
    1. First, Turkey; second, Nippers; third, Ginger Nut.

      These 3 men are important to knowing the extent to which the lawyer admires Bartleby. He begins by saying why they are good, but still have their flaws. He uses this to introduce Bartleby.