Thursday, January 5, 2012

Booking Through Interview I



If you could sit down and interview anyone, who would it be? And, what would you ask them?

This wasn't easy for me. I had very well known people in my mind. However, being a poet I chose Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), who was a well known poet in the Victorian Era. She married Robert Browning against her father's wishes. Robert Browning was six years her junior and was considered a gold digger by the Barrett family. Their marriage was very harmonious. Robert Browning is the better known poet of the two.

If I had been born in that era, I would have asked Elizabeth Browning the following questions:

1) Why was their father dead against marriage of any of his children? (He disinherited anyone who married)

2) What was the biggest influence for her poetry?

3) How did she get to learn so much despite her father not sending his daughters to school as he did with his sons?

4) What made her to make a stand against slavery, which was persistent in her time?

9 comments:

MoniqueReads said...

The question this week is a hard one. I still haven't found my answer. But I liked yours. The background information was great and so where the questions. I learned a something about her life from them.

Thank you for sharing.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Great questions to ask. I've not read her books, I'll have to add them to my TBR list. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Food for Thought

CMash said...

Being the great poet that you are, I was not surprised by your answer.

bermudaonion said...

It sounds like you'd have a lot to talk about with her.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Those are great in-depth questions...I especially like the one that asked about how she was able to learn despite not having the educational opportunities of the boys....

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naida said...

Great choice! It is hard to pick just one person.

Tribute Books Mama said...

A list of great questions.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/01/booking-through-thursday.html

Vicki said...

Great choice! I never realized she died so young or that her father disinherited any of his children who got married. That is a very good question!

stacybuckeye said...

You ahve just make her so much more intereting to me. Now I want to know the answers too!