According to words of the proper one, a woman sensitive, total off of the animal women felt itself, who if only considered female, being pleased as ownership. She is therefore that she found that no man deserved the sacrifice of its freedom, and is also therefore, that the traditional moral, attributing to women one minimum participation in the society, was incompatible with its way to think, favorable to the feminine emancipation (Jose Mattoso, ' ' History of Portugal' '). On the other hand, the way as if related in its workmanship, to the feminine condition is true key that opens the Florbela the way for the literary glory, Florbela enters for the temple of the classic writers through an independent literary space, whose emblem is its proper feminine condition (Rui Guedes, Concerning Florbela). As well as Florbela Espanca, the world for Cruz and Sousa were of suffering, two simbolistas voices of the poetical speech will reflect on this mark characteristic of its workmanships. Suffered life, premature death, black enslaved origin and in a country escravocrata and racist, nothing of this hindered the genius of Cruz and Sousa and Florbela to be disclosed.
Basic for this success of an individual against as many difficulties it was to the education given for white former-Mr. Guillermo de Sousa, Marshal who still adopted the poet child and of who this adopted the last name. But all this protection was not enough to prevent the racial discrimination. After directing a referring to abolitionism periodical, he was hindered to leave its native land for reason of racial preconception. Some time later is nominated accuser, however, he is hindered to assume the position. After all, being black, former-slave and poet of uncosteded quality, although not to still have reached the deserved recognition while still alive, it in such a way is oppressed how much hero. Its life was a suffered history, but it is also the history of the victory of a man against a society oppressor through its individual value.