Fuller’s family was obviously a very influential part of her life throughout, and will shape her to be the very impactful individual she grows to be. Her father, Timothy Fuller, was one of the most helpful in this growth. Throughout her childhood, Mr. Fuller taught her Greek and Latin at a very early age, as well as how to read and write at the astounding age of three and a half. In about 1821, her father sent her to Boston Lyceum for Young Ladies, until 1824 where she was moved to a School for Young Ladies in Groton, closer to home.
When she did come home, at the age of 16, she stated she felt she did not feel comfortable with other women, Her father was the preeminent role model for Margaret, and as such she had a early advantage, setting her on a fast pace, one that she’d keep for the rest of her life. As Fuller traveled to Italy on business, she never would have guessed what was waiting around the corner. In 1846, she met Guiseppe Mazzini, who would introduce her to someone who would determine the outcome of the rest of her life, Giovanni Angelo Ossoli.
She goes on to marry Ossoli, with whom she has a child. Giovanni also pulls her into a dangerous event, the Italian Revolution. Fuller volunteered at a hospital, until their side of the revolution saw defeat. Shortly following, Fuller and Ossoli decided to move their family to America. Fuller, Ossoli, and their child sailed out May 1850 for America. However, many mishaps will occur. On the way, the ship’s Captain dies of smallpox, and the less experienced Co-Captain must take over.
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He gets swept into Fire Island, New York, leaving most occupants of the ship dead, including Fuller, Ossoli, and their child, however their bodies were never found. Along with her family, a very influential factor was the additional people she met on her travels. To start off, in her studies and through her father’s influence, she met many intellectuals from Boston and Concord. On her work as a foreign correspondent for The Tribune, she traveled to Europe, where she met many scholars, a chance that very few woman of her time got the chance to achieve.
Her meeting of these scholars continued to shape her as the person she became, as her writings reflected these encounters. Ultimately, her workings are what set her apart from the crowd. Her connection to the intellectuals of Boston, Concord, and Europe led to many of her works, such as her Conversations for The Dial. These Conversations led to an eventual editor position for the Dial, as well as book review editor for the New York Tribune. Her passion for excellence instilled by her father then led to her position as foreign correspondent for The Tribune.
This position also led to many extravagantly written letters, many of which remain unfound. Many of Fuller’s writings were centered around women rights, and many of futures key female activists claim to draw inspiration from her works. Her first writing, “The Great Lawsuit. Man Versus Man. Woman Versus Woman. ”, helped her set her standard for her others. These include “Summer on the Lakes” and “Woman in the Nineteenth Century”, and are some of the most influential writings on female freedom written, and were revolutionary in her time.
Her influence on the social views of 1830’s America, from her climb up the journalism ladder to her place in the Italian Revolution, is indisputable. She was influenced by many things, as well as very interesting, from her feminist values, to her mysterious death, she was quite and individual. As Clare Boothe Luce said, at the time women were not looked as equals to me, but a lesser, subcategory of human. Mrs. Luce herself, said she drew on Fuller for an inspiration for many of her works and for strength when she was standing up against the mainstream, male dominating society that surrounded her.