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Women in Henry Adams’ Life

To go along with my critical essay, which is about whether or not Henry Adams can be seen as a feminist, I made a video about some of the women that were important in Adams’ life. I chose to use pictures of the women and quotes about them so that the viewer could get to know the women better.

Henry Adams Tagxedo

henry adams tagxedo

This Tagxedo word cloud shows the top 100 words from 3 paragraphs about Harvard College in chapter 3. I found Adams’ writing about Harvard very interesting because he tends to describe the university in an unflattering way. One of the biggest words in the word cloud is “negative”, a word that most people would not use to describe¬†the estimed Harvard College. However, Henry Adams uses the word to characterize his college experience numerous times. It is also interesting that the word “success” is used much less often because most people think of Harvard College producing many successful people; but Henry Adams argues that Harvard made a “type” of person.