Imitation Of Life, By Sarah Jane Johnson

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In the 1959 movie Imitation of Life, we meet a main character, Sarah Jane Johnson. Sarah is the daughter of Annie Johnson who is an African American mother. The problem that conflicts the whole story is that Sarah rejects her mother and her friends in order to live a life as a white women. Since Sarah is white colored and her mother is Black colored, Sarah lives a life she doesn’t want. She wants to be “All white” as she puts it. As series of events pass on and Sarah’s mother gets sick and passes away, Sarah finally admits that she was wrong and that she didn’t mean any harm towards her mother. We also read Sophocles’ play “Antigone,” and from what I gathered the title character is a young women of royal blood who sacrifices her life for the honor and integrity of her family, and to obey the commandments of the gods. We also read from our readings in our book “A World of Ideas,” and there are four authors that would react in a strongly manner to the life situations of Sarah Jane Johnson and Antigone.
One author we read about is Virginia Woolf “Shakespeare’s Sister,” and this story is about what if Shakespeare had a sister in his time and how would she get treated. It showed us that women at the time would not be treated well and that women had no say in the world. This story would most likely react to Antigone because they can relate to the sense that women were always less than men. Here are a few quotes that can show Virginia Woolf’s reaction, “This may be true or it may

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