Morgan KleinProfessor JohnsonENGL 121329 April 2018Research ProposalProject Statement: I am researching Emily Dickinson to find out about her abnormalbehavior and upbringing during her life to explain to my audience why she wrote about some ofthe most common themes expressed in her work.I.Biographya.Dec. 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886b.Family Life – Emily Dickinson grew up in a very tight-knit family who was veryinvolved in the community. i.Father involvement in the community of Amherst, Massachusetts1.Edward Dickinson was a well-known lawyer of the city of Amherstand a treasurer of Amherst College (Elizabeth).2.Also participated in the decisions of the state legislature andCongress (Elizabeth).ii.Emily Norcross Dickinson - mother1."submissive, and timid woman" (Emily).iii.William Austin - brother1.Also a successful lawyer, like his father (Emily).2.Succeeded his father as treasurer of Amherst College (Elizabeth).3.Married Susan Gilbert in 1856 and moved into a house next doorto the rest of the Dickinson family (Emily).iv.Lavinia Dickinson - sister1.Like her sister, Emily, she never married (Elizabeth). 2.Helped Emily and her mother as housekeeper (Emily).c.School Years – Dickinson received a normal education provided from her timeand community.