Summary of The Invention of Wings: by Sue Monk Kidd , Includes Analysis by Elite Summaries

Summary of The Invention of Wings: by Sue Monk Kidd , Includes Analysis

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The Invention of Wings: by Sue Monk Kidd | Summary & Analysis

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The Invention of Wings, a story based on the trials and tribulations of abolitionist Sarah Grimke. This tale paints a fictional landscape of multiple issues during the nineteenth century, including women’s rights and slavery. Critically acclaimed and a New York Times bestseller, the story sets out on a relationship between a young Sarah Grimke and the ownership of “Handful”, a child slave. Kidd highlights the complexity of these two characters based on coping skills and difference of self, based on how both of the young girls were raised. Despite the hardships of being born in a society where women are severely oppressed, and in Handful’s case, into slavery, the two young women fight the odds and grow into formidable and intelligent empowered women while asking the reader to reflect on what it means to develop in a world of oppression.

The Invention of Wings, released in May of 2015, is renowned for being a story that touches down to the soul. It speaks upon the hardship of understanding exactly what it means to live a life where everything is set against you for failure. How does one stand their ground when they are expected to be obedient and submissive? How does one follow their dreams in the face of every cynic and naysayer that pecks at one’s self-esteem? Both girls must endure the hardship they have been cursed with simply for being born, whether it means to be a woman or a slave, born into aristocracy and expected to live roles that do not conform to what they desire. It empathizes with those who have a personal struggle, and hopes to underline the possibilities to succeed despite such unyielding pressure.

When you read The Invention of Wings, you will understand why this story is such a popular book. The story contains something for everyone, and it is guaranteed to tug at the heartstrings of anyone who reads it. Moreover, it fuels a passion for facing injustice when you are fighting a battle everyone expects you to lose. There are no easy or soft moments; everything is a struggle. Thanks to that, however, these young ladies learn what it means to be a fighter, and don’t back down in the face of adversity. It is a heart-wrenching tale that will have you cheering on the sidelines for justice! 

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Title:Summary of The Invention of Wings: by Sue Monk Kidd , Includes AnalysisFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 2, 2017Publisher:Elite SummariesLanguage:English

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