Art, in its various forms and mediums, is oftentimes a means of expression and remembrance for artists and their subjects. The life and legacy of Amelia Earhart is no exception.
Amelia was a trailblazer in aviation. She took risks, broke records, and defied norms. The Aviatrix herself reflected on the fuel behind her achievements in her poem, “Courage”. This self-examination and exhortation reveals Amelia’s attitude towards the obstacles she faced. It even inspired a musical setting of the poem that was published in 1937, the year of her disappearance, that remembers her resolve.
Poetry often communicates hard to express ideas or feelings. What might this poem reveal about Amelia’s perspective on life? About the obstacles she had to overcome?
Based on these works of art, what kind of impression of Amelia might someone have who has never heard of her before?