Helen Hunt Jackson is famous for being a profound American novelist. Helen’s most famous for her novels A Century of Dishoner and Ramona. Born as Helen Fiske in Amherst, Massachusettes on October 15, 1830 died as Helen Hunt Jackson in San Francisco, Helen marrie Edward Bissel Hunt in 1852. Together they had two sons whom both passed away at young ages. Edward also died in 1865. Already having a traumatizing childhood and having only written a few short stories, poems, and childrens stories by the age of 35, Helen moved to Newport feeling she had nothing to live for. There her first poems appeared in the Nation, and her first articles appeared in the Independent.
This gave her new hope for a fresh start using writing as a career. In 1873 Helen met William Sharpless Jackson whom she married in 1875. Shortly after thier marriage Helen began collecting data for subjects concerning the novel Century of Dishoner. The most famous paragraph in the novel is as such : The story of one [ Indian ] tribe is the story of all . . . .
Colorado is as greedy and unjust in 1880 as was Georgia in 1830, and Ohio in 1795; and the United States Government breaks promises now as deftly as then, and with an added ingenuity from long practice . . . . Cheating, robbing, breaking promises – these three are clearly things which must cease to be done. One more thing, also, and that is the refusal of the protection of the law to the Indians’ property, “of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” When these four things have ceased to be done, time, statesmanship, philantrophy, and Christianity can slowly and surely do the rest.
Andre Dubus, Raymond Carver and Shirley Jackson have changed the landscape of contemporary fiction both culturally and stylistically. All three comment about the affect upon the individual whose life circumstances have caused them to act the way that they do. When reading their short stories you can't help but notice that Dubus and Carver have very similar styles. Their use of the first person ...
Till these four things hace ceased to be done, statesmanship and philantrophy alike must work in vain, and even Christianity can reap but small harvest. Published in 1881, Helen sent the novel to each member of Congress. The novel was written and sent to them to show how the United States Government had mistreated the Indians in the past decades. Soon after the novel A Century of Dishonor was written and sent to Congress, Helen was appointed as special commisioner to investigate the condition of Mission Indians. Helen issued a report in 1883 that did not secure any amelioration of the situation. This left her enraged which led her to write the novel Ramona.
Ramona was written to fictionize the Indians plight. When published the novel was publicly famous as a romance story of fictional characters Ramona and Alessandro. Ramona was made into a motion picture in 1910, 1916, and in 1928. Soon after Ramona was published Helen broke her leg in which she never recovered from . This led to the discovery of cancer in Helen. She was taken to be treated in Los Angeles and also in San Francisco. She died the next summer in San Francisco and was buried by request beneath a cairn on the top of Cheyenne Mountain.
Later her remains were moved