Connections in Literature and Time
By: Katie, Josh, and Andres
the Civil War and "the Lady and the Tiger"
Immigration and "The yellow wallpaper"
Modernism and "How it Feels to Be Colored Me"
The time period in between 1910-1930 was very culturally-charged. There were lots of notable events taking place, such as the fight for woman's rights, the aftermath of the Civil War and beginning of WWI, and many technological advancements. These events brought forth the age of Modernism in literature. Modernists believed in breaking away from the ideals of the past and moving on to something new and better. This is exemplified in the story, "How it Feels to Be Colored Me," because the narrator displays qualities of self-confidence and intelligence that in the past people would never have believed could have come from a "colored woman."