If Helen Armstrong had kept a diary through the suffrage movement in Canada at the turn of the century, what do you think she would have written about? Put yourself in the person’s shoes for this assignment. Choose two important events from this woman’s life and write two diary entries about each in first person. Try to make it sound as if this woman in Canadian history had written it. To ensure a high level of written work, use at least two literary devices per diary entry.
If Helen Armstrong had kept a diary, she likely would have reflected on the resistance she faced and her dreams for social change. Important events to consider include her arrest and her role as the only woman on the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council. These events likely made her feel many complex emotions, including frustration and motivation to work harder.