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Biographical Writing - Biographical Writing It started the day he moved in. My grandfather came first to get everything organized. That was when everything began to happen. It started with the door knocker. Whenever the door was opened, the knocker would hit the door and make noises. Well, the first night alone he heard the door open and close. Then, he heard footsteps walking into the kitchen and opening the refrigerator door. He heard the door close and the footsteps continued to walk around the kitchen and into the dining room....   [tags: Papers] 755 words
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Biographical Influences Essay of William Faulkner - Biographical Influences Essay of William Faulkner William Faulkner was a quite man who rarely spoke to anyone. Although he did not graduate High School, Faulkner had an innate ability to remember even the slightest detail of things he heard. The past has always played a role in the telling of most of his stories. However, before we can understand his style of writing, it is important to understand what influences played an important role in his writings. William Faulkner was heavily influenced by his culture, love of his family, and passion for hunting to produce some of his most compelling stories....   [tags: essays papers]
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A Biographical Analysis of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner - A Biographical Analysis of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, is a somewhat lengthy poem concerning the paranormal activities of a sea mariner and his crew. The work was constructed to be the beginning piece in Lyrical Ballads, a two-volume set written by William Wordsworth and Coleridge. Wordsworth intended to, in his volume, make the ordinary seem extraordinary, while Coleridge aimed to make the extraordinary ordinary. “The Rime” was first published in 1798....   [tags: English Literature] 1785 words
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Biographical References in and Hemingway's Male Characters - Throughout the Nick Adams and other stories featuring dominant male figures, Ernest Hemingway teases the reader by drawing biographical parallels to his own life. That is, he uses characters such as Nick Adams throughout many of his literary works in order to play off of his own strengths as well as weaknesses: Nick, like Hemingway, is perceptive and bright but also insecure. Nick Adams as well as other significant male characters, such as Frederick Henry in A Farewell to Arms and Jake Barnes in The Sun Also Rises personifies Hemingway in a sequential manner....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway]
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How Biographical Traits of Individuals Affect Organizational Performance - How Biographical Traits of Individuals Affect Organizational Performance To study the organization behavior, that is to study the people who form the organization. The success of an organization rests on the characteristics of its people. Successful managers can observe the employees’ behavior to understand their individual characteristics, which helps to improve the employees’ performance. Therefore, the performance of employees is directly related to their biographical characteristics and abilities....   [tags: Organizational Behavior Work Performance Essays] 777 words
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Using Biographical and Historical Criticism in Critiquing The Yellow Wallpaper - Using Biographical and Historical Criticism in Critiquing The Yellow Wallpaper Charlotte Gilman was a renowned feminist author who published most of her work in the late 1800s and the early 1900s. Her works, of which "The Yellow Wallpaper" is most famous, reflect her feminist views. Gilman used her writings as a way of expressing these views to the public. At the time "The Yellow Wallpaper" was written, the attitude in colonial America towards feminists was not one of tolerance or acceptance. In the mid-1880s, Gilman suffered a nervous breakdown and eventually was referred to a specialist in neurological disorders....   [tags: Papers] 441 words
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Poe's Fall of The House of Usher Essay: Biographical Contexts - Biographical Contexts For The Fall of the House of Usher In the summer of 1838, Edgar Allan Poe left the city of New York, where he faced criticism and minimal recognition, and moved to Philadelphia, where he would soon gain profound success (Quinn 268). Just a year prior to this move, Poe married his cousin, Virginia Clemm, who accompanied him to Philadelphia (Wagenknecht 18). Little is known of Poe's time in New York other than the fact that he faced severe poverty with total earnings amounting to under one hundred fifty dollars (Peeples 31)....   [tags: Fall House Usher Essays]
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Biographical Narrative based on the video Fatal Game - Biographical Narrative based on the video 8216Fatal Game8217 Arising lethargic and groggy after their sleepless night at camp six, Mark Whetu and Mike Rheinberger were slow to dress, melt ice, and get out of the tent at three o’clock in the morning. They should have left at one at the latest but the wind was too gusty. Unfortunately, by the time they loaded their backpacks, strapped on their crampons and were ready to leave, it was three thirty. Mark, an experienced climber knew they wouldn’t summit before one p.m....   [tags: essays papers] 780 words
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Biographical Interpretation - Many people view poems and other pieces of writing in different ways, there is no wrong or right way to interpret a work of someone, it merely your point of view; your opinions. In Sylvia Plath’s poem “Daddy”, many could say that it was a about a hard relationship she had with her father, but how do we know. It could be about her father, husband, strong authority figure, or even God. But, as I read “Daddy” I got the strong sense that it was mostly about her father. The poem suggests that she had either an unhealthy relationship with him or she was angry with him for leaving her....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]
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Free YGB Essay: Historical and Biographical Impact of Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown - Young Goodman Brown: Historical and Biographical Impact So much for textual matters, paraphrasable content, and genre. What kind of historical or biographical information do we need in order to get the full impact of this story aesthetically and intellectually. Obviously, some knowledge of Puritan New England is necessary. We can place the story in time easily, because Hawthorne mentions that it takes place in the days of King William (that is, William III, who reigned from 1688 to 1702). Other evidences of the time of the story are the references to persecution of the Quakers by Brown's grandfather (the 1660s) and King Philip's War [primarily a massacre of Indians by colonists [1675-1676]), in which Brown's father participated....   [tags: Young Goodman Brown YGB] 1142 words
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Biographical Essay- Myra Belle Starr - Myra Maybelle Shirley also commonly known as the “Bandit Queen” was born on February 5, 1848, on a farm near Carthage, Missouri. She was one of six children, but the only daughter of her farmer parents, John and Elizabeth Shirley. When her family moved into Carthage her father became a prosperous innkeeper and slave holder. Belle attended the Carthage Female Academy, where she excelled in reading, spelling, grammar, arithmetic, manner, Greek, Latin, Hebrew, and developed a love for playing the piano....   [tags: biography, research paper] 1323 words
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Biographical Portrayals in Strachey’s Eminent Victorians and Keynes’s Biography of Isaac Newton - Biographical Portrayals in Strachey’s Eminent Victorians and Keynes’s Biography of Isaac Newton The Bloomsbury notion of biography moved against what was the predominant norms of biography at the time. Iconoclastic in all their efforts, the Bloomsbury writers did an interesting thing regarding biography. In both Lytton Strachey’s portrayal of Florence Nightingale from Eminent Victorians and Maynard Keynes’s brief portrait of Isaac Newton, they strive to reinsert the iconoclastic into figures that have become so mainstream as to be banal in their eyes....   [tags: Biografhy] 617 words
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The Life of Jack Kerouac - Jack Kerouac Born March 12, 1922, to French Canadian parents, Jack Kerouac’s given name was Jean Louis Kirouac. He grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts, surrounded with his two great loves, football and the written word. He spoke a French dialect in which some of his later works were written, finally learning English at school, aged six. His athletic skills later earned him a scholarship to Columbia University. He wrote many pieces for the school paper while a fractured tibia forced him from the team....   [tags: biography, biographical essays] 1208 words
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Anne Sexton - Anne Sexton Michealangelo, perhaps the most gifted sculptor and painter of all times, once said that "geniuses stand on the shoulders of other geniuses." As Michelangelo built upon the brilliance of his predecessors, Anne Sexton does the same in her collection of poems entitled Transformations. She renovated fairy tales as told by the Brothers Grimm by adding her own life experiences and view of contemporary culture, hammering away until she built an entirely new art form. Anne Sexton has had a notable effect upon the literary genre of fairy tales through this shocking transformation of classic tales....   [tags: Biography Biographical Essay]
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A Biographical Report on Justice Antonin Scalia and the Effect of His Decisions - Ethical, articulate, forceful, cynical, irreverent and sometimes scathing aptly describes Antonin Scalia. Esteemed to be the only son of S. Eugene and Catherine Scalia, born in Trenton, New Jersey and raised in Queens, New York, Antonin Scalia is the first American of Italian heritage to serve on the United States Supreme Court. A graduated valedictorian of St Francis Xavier, a military prep school in Manhattan, New York, Scalia was soon to reach the pinnacle of his academic life as a student when he graduated from Georgetown University and Howard Law School where he received his LLB, summa cum laude and magna cum laude respectively....   [tags: Law] 1204 words
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Martin Luther King Jr. - Martin Luther King Jr. On January 15th, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, a very influential mind was born (Marcelo and David B.). This person was Martin Luther King, Jr. As King grew older he began to realize his family's work. They had been part of a long line of pastors at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta (Nobel Foundation). He began to realize what was going on in his very eventful life and recognized it as segregation. He went to segregated middle schools in Georgia and then went on to high school....   [tags: Biography Biographical] 1008 words
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Night: A Survivor's Journey - Night: A Survivor's Journey The unforgettable story of Night, has become a phenomena sweeping across the nation. Readers can not seem to get enough of what some could not believe even a true story, yet actually happened in History, and is revealed first hand by Noble Peace Prize Winner Elie Wiesel. The autobiography begins with what seems to be a normal life of a fifteen year old boy. Being Jewish Elie Wiesel practices all traditions, and never questions why. Wiesel explains the weary Jewish journey that all began when he and his family were placed into a town ghetto, with many of their friends....   [tags: Biographical Review] 728 words
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The Life of Bob Marley - Bob Marley is the most well-known Reggae musician. He did many great things throughout his life. Bob Marley had messages in his song lyrics and did whatever it took for them to be heard. He also helped and inspired many of his fans, as well as his family. He was also one of the few people that helped start a new genre of music and a new band that sang it. Bob’s songs, and the story behind them, is what effected society. Bob Marley had a tough life but he still managed to become one of the most famous musicians ever....   [tags: Music, Biography, Biographical] 1641 words
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Biography of TS Eliot - Thomas Stearns Eliot was born on September 26, 1888, in St. Louis, Missouri, the seventh and last child of Henry Ware Eliot, a brick manufacturer, and Charlotte (Stearns) Eliot, who was active in social reform and was herself a not-untalented poet. Both parents were descended from families that had emigrated from England to Massachusetts in the seventeenth century. William Greenleaf Eliot, the poet's paternal grandfather, had, after his graduation from Harvard in the 1830s, moved to St. Louis, where he became a Unitarian minister, but the New England connection was closely maintained--especially, during Eliot's youth, through the family's summer home on the Atlantic coast in Gloucester, Massachusetts....   [tags: Biography, Poets, Biographical Essay] 1595 words
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The Tragic Life of Sylvia Plath - Sylvia Plath Sylvia Plath, an open minded, free spirited author and poet of a variety of many pieces. All of Plath’s poems are inspired by her personal life and how she viewed it. According to Plath, “It is a feeling that no matter what the ideas or conduct of others, there is a unique rightness and beauty to life which can be shared in openness, in wind and sunlight, with a fellow human being who believes in the same basic principles” (Sylvia Quotes). Reveals and proves how free spirited and understanding she was....   [tags: Poets, Biography, Biographical Essay] 1494 words
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William Shakespeare’s Life - Even with William’s fame, inadequate information was found about him and much of what is known is not entirely proved. It was assumed William Shakespeare was born in April 23, 1564 in a small town named Stratford-upon-Avon in England. He was the son of a tradesman who made and sold gloves, though was once known as the mayor of Stratford. His father’s name was John Shakespeare and his mother’s was Mary. William Shakespeare was the third oldest in his family. Out of seven siblings, only five survived to adulthood....   [tags: Biographical Essay, biography] 783 words
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The Life of René Descartes - Born March, 31st 1569 in La Haye en Touraine France, René Descartes was a very significant philosopher, mathematician, scientist and writer. He attended a Jesuit college at La Flèche. Later named “The Father of Modern Philosophy”, much of western philosophies are a reaction to his books which have been studied meticulously for centuries. Many elements of René’s philosophy have many similarities to that of Aristotle. Descartes was a very influential figure during the 17th century continental rationalist....   [tags: Biographical Essay, science, biography] 572 words
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The Controversy over the Discoveries of Galileo Galilei - Galileo Galilei, born February 15th 1564 in the town of Pisa, a man who played a significant role in the Scientific Revolution, he was a man of many talents as he was not only an artist, astronomer and engineer he was also a philosopher, mathematician and physicist to name a few. One of his most outstanding improvements were those made to the telescope, although Galileo’s observations, made using the telescope, would be one that would arouse much attention and create a great controversy. Galileo the eldest of six children was born in Pisa in 1564, several years later his family moved to Florence, he was then educated under the Camaldolese Monastery at Vallombrosa a town southeast of Florence....   [tags: Biographical Essay, biography, Astronomy] 791 words
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Millard Fillmore: From Rags to the Presidency - From Log Cabin to Wealth-Millard Fillmore Millard Fillmore came from poor, uneducated beginnings and eventually became a wealthy man. Millard Fillmore was born on January 7, 1800, in Cayuga County, New York. He worked on his father’s farm, and at age 15, and was apprenticed to a clothe dresser. Fillmore received little education until he was eighteen. He were to attend one-room schools, taught by Abigail Powers, who later became Fillmore’s wife. He was taught how to read and later became a lawyer....   [tags: biography, American Presidents, Biographical] 809 words
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The Achievements of Walt Disney - Walt Disney was a great man in the eyes of many people. There are almost no people in the history of the entire world that have done anything that can even compare to Walt Disney’s many achievements. Walt Disney was born as Walter Elias Disney on December 5th, 1901. He had a great life and died ten days after his sixty-fifth birthday on December 15th, 1966. Throughout his entire lifetime, Disney had released a total of eighty-one movies that have won many awards and achievements. Walt Disney is considered by many a twentieth century folk hero whose name is supposed to represent imagination, success, optimism, creation and many other traits needed to succeed....   [tags: Biographical Essays, biography] 404 words
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Mao Zedong - ABSOLUTE POWER - MAO ZEDONG A person who has absolute power is known as an autocratic. An autocratic is someone that has absolute power and control. This is when no one can speak against the dictator without being killed, having their head chopped off or being jailed. A good example of absolute power is Mao Zedong. Mao Zedong was a Chinese man who was the son of a peasant farmer. He was born in south of China on the 26th of December 1893 and died on the 9th of September 1976. In his early years Mao was a writer, he often wrote poems and books....   [tags: Dictators, Biography, Biographical] 431 words
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Annie Jump Cannon - Quiet Heroes of Science For my first Extension I have chosen to research about a woman named Annie Jump Cannon. She was a renowned astronomer who lived from 1863-1941. She was a true pioneer for women everywhere and greatly contributed to the field of astronomy. This is an essay about her accomplishments as a Quiet Hero of Science. Annie Jump Cannon was born in Dover Delaware on December 11, 1863. As a young child and throughout her life she was not able to hear as well as other people. Despite this, she led a relatively normal life....   [tags: Scientists, Biography, Biographical Essay] 868 words
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The Lives of Emily and Charlotte Brontë - Emily and Charlotte Brontë retained exceptional novels throughout history. Their stories captivate the minds of readers alike, taking them to a world of dark, eerie hatred, and overcoming the obstacle faced with love and devotion. However, both sisters have diverse styles of writing. Charlotte Brontë tends to use more humor through her works, while Emily Brontë uses more satire along with a sardonic tone. T hey both come together to have somewhat similar themes, making the moral of the story mentally powerful....   [tags: Writers, Biography, Biographical Essays] 2013 words
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Nikolai Aleksandrovich Romanov: The Last Tsar of Russia - :Nikolai Aleksandrovich Romanov, the last standing Tsar of Russia officially known as Tsar Nicholas II, autocrat of Russia. Nicholas II was born on 18th May, 1868 in Tsarskoe Selo, Russia. Nicholas II was the eldest son of Alexander III and his Empress Marie Romanova. Nicholas was eldest of six children. He had three younger brothers, Alexander, George, Michael and two younger sisters, Xenia and Olga. Nicholas II ruled from 1894 until his abdication on 15 March 1917, his reign saw imperial Russia go from being one of the foremost great powers of the world to an economic and military catastrophe....   [tags: Biography, Biographical Essay] 1626 words
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The Life and Poetry of W.B. Yeats - William Butler Yeats was born on the 13th of June in 1865, in Sandymount, Country Dublin, Ireland. His family was extremely artistic. His father, John Butler Yeats, studied art at Heatherley’s Art School in London, his brother Jack became a well-renowned painter, and his sisters Elizabeth and Susan became involved in the Arts and Crafts movement, which was the use of handmade objects and boycotting mechanical objects. Yeats grew up as a member of the former Protestant Ascendancy, where the changes in Ireland directly disadvantaged him because of his heritage....   [tags: Poets, biography, Biographical] 1149 words
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Joseph Haydn and His Contributions to the Musical World - Joseph Haydn is known as one of the most profound composers of the classical period. His efforts towards the musical world are now legendary as are his pieces of which he specialised and strongly produced Symphonies and String Quartets. He also took part making history creating sonatas and piano trios. Born on the 31st March 1732, the Austrian born composer grew up in the small farming village of Rohrau (located near the border of Hungary) with his father Mathias Haydn who made money as a wheelwright and helped out in the mayors’ office, his mother Maria Koller who was a cook for the palace of Count Harrach as well as eleven other siblings of which he was the second oldest....   [tags: music, biography, Biographical Essay] 871 words
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The Legendary Woman Dorothy Crowfoot - During the 1900’s women were seen as the ideal ‘wives’, they were seen as the people who don’t need an education, who don’t need to know anything, all they needed to do was cook, clean and have babies, but during that civilisation, an extraordinary woman who had taken her place in the world, a woman who discovered the structure of cholesterol, Penicillin, vitamin B12, and insulin, a woman who had made impartiality across the nations of the world, and had made woman just as able and just as knowledgeable as men, a woman identified as Dorothy Hodgkin’s....   [tags: Biographical, feminism, biography, medical] 1304 words
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The Heroic Achievements of Mahatma Gandhi - "Nonviolence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being"(Mahatma Gandhi). He is my hero, for the reason that he was an inspirational leader who impacted the world in several ways. Gandhi fought for India’s freedom which led to India’s Independence Day; he supported non-violence and was a marvelous speaker. Gandhi persistence from India, to reflect his heroism in India, for more than two hundred years of British rule, few people in India productively fought back against the British....   [tags: Biographical, india, nonviolence, biography] 630 words
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Pericles Biography - 1 The aristocrat Pericles was responsible in every way for the development of the Athenian democracy. Pericles was one of the rare men who didn’t just accept the world’s conditions, but he tried to shape it to an image in his mind, the image of a perfect, or almost perfect democracy.# He was a high government official in the Athenian democracy during the years 446-429 B.C., which is now called the Periclean Age. He wasn’t the founder or inventor of democracy but he came to its leadership 50 years after it started while it was still growing or developing....   [tags: Ancient Greece, Biographical Essay] 1071 words
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The Life of Galileo Galilei - Galileo Galilei was born on February 15, 1564 near Pisa, in Italy, though some records say that he was born in 1563, as the New Year was sometimes believed to start in March. His father (Vincenzo Galilei) chose his name. His family was extremely proud of their ancestors, as the name came from Galileo Buonaiuti, who was first to have the name. He had been a doctor of medicine in Florence in the 1400’s. He was so famous that the whole family had taken his name in honour. Also it was a common thing for a first-born son to be given a form of his father’s last name as his first name....   [tags: Biography, Biographical Essay] 632 words
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Augusto Pinochet: The Powerful Dictator Who Ruled Chile - Augusto Pinochet was the president and dictator who ruled Chile. He overthrew Salvador Allende government with the coup September 11, 1973. Of course, Pinochet was very brutal and he was a well-known destroyer. This didn’t stop his rampages and he continued to make his territory spiral downward at a fast pace. His 17 year dictatorship was covered with murder, torture, and abuse. He had over 200,000 political assassinations on his record, which is more than any other dictator contributed. Pinochet was born November 25, 1915 in Valparaiso, Chile....   [tags: Biography, Biographical Essay] 1061 words
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Another Side of Christopher Columbus - Once upon a time, there was a peaceful and resourceful land inhabited by a people called the Arawaks. In these lands were gold, food, and more importantly, tranquility. Although the Arawaks dressed stark naked, they wore gold earrings. They lived on agriculture and livestock. These people lived in the Bahamas Island and behaved very similar to the Indians on the mainland-America. These people could rightly be called Native Americans/Indians. However primitive these people were, they were very organized....   [tags: Explorers, Biography, Biographical] 759 words
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Charles Darwin: The Life of a Revolutionary Thinker - Charles Darwin, who is Charles Darwin. Darwin was not the father of genetics like Mendel; although he contributed at it. He had a hard childhood and a hard time in school. Despite all of that he was different he like to observe and collect things. He never knew that his observation would cause an enormous change in the way we looked at the world. When he was about 8 ½ or maybe 9 years his mother died because of cancer or maybe an ulcer. Sometime before that he started school but then at the age of nine he went to what he thought was a public school but it was really a private boarding school....   [tags: Biography, Biographical Essay, evolution] 807 words
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The Life and Writing of Charles Dickens - Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 in Landport, Portsea, England as Charles John Huffham Dickens but was known as the great Charles Dickens. After being born into a family of eight children and he being the second of eight; the family decided to move to Chatham, were Dickens considered these years the best childhood years ever, but after a couple of years living in Chatham the family decided to move once again but this time to London in the year 1822. There his father got a job as a clerk in the navy post office....   [tags: biography, writer, Biographical Essay] 745 words
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The Life and Writing of Mary Shelley - Mary Shelley was bourn Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, August 30, 1797, in London, England. She was the daughter of William Godwin, a political theorist, novelist, and publisher, and of Mary Wollstonecraft, a writer and early feminist thinker, who died of puerperal fever 10 days after her daughter's birth. As a child, Mary had little formal education and was tutored by her father, but nonetheless, Mary Godwin received an unusual and advanced education for a girl of the time. For six months in 1811, also attended a boarding school in Ramsgate, and shortly after was sent to stay with the family of the radical William Baxter, near Dundee, Scotland in June of 1812....   [tags: biography, writers, Biographical] 495 words
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William Howard Taft: The Reluctant President - The 27th President of the United States was born William Howard Taft on the 15th day of September, in the year 1857 to Alphonso and Louise Taft, of Cincinnati, Ohio. As he was the first of their sons to survive past infancy, his mother did not mind that he had outgrown all the baby clothes she had sown for him when he was only seven weeks old. Due to his large size he was given the nickname of “Lub” or “Lubber” which only fueled his desire to succeed in school and on the playing field. He later became to be known as the largest president in the history of United States, weighing in at 320 pounds....   [tags: American Presidents, Biography, Biographical]
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Analysis of the Biography of Upton Sinclair - Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 20th 1978. Sinclair grew up in a broken household; his father was an alcohol salesman and killed himself drinking. While his mother would not even think about drinking alcohol. So these personalities naturally clashed. So Sinclair found some solace in books, Sinclair was a natural writer and he began publishing at the young age of fifteen years old. Sinclair started off going to school at a small college by the name of New York City College....   [tags: Author, Writer, Biographical] 522 words
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Exploring Kathleen White's Book, Amy Carmichael - This book Amy Carmichael was so interesting for me to read. I chose to read this book because I found out some very intriguing information about Amy and what drove her to be the loving, and kindhearted woman that the people of India saw. I was also curious to read one of Kathleen White’s books because I had heard that her book were very detailed and fun to read. Amy was so self-less and as I said before loving, Amy was able to take care of her siblings without bickering. Amy was also able to get along with her parents fairly well because of her tranquil and easygoing personality....   [tags: biography, missionary, biographical essay] 988 words
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Anne Hathaway: Wife of William Shakespeare, Lover of John - This is my own interpretation of the life and times of Anne Hathaway based on what little we know about her. My version is somewhat sensational, please excuse me for this. Anne (alias Agnes) Hathaway was born in 1556 to parents Richard and Joan and was certainly raised with her brothers and sisters at Hewlands Farm Shottery. Her Father was a Farmer and he was to remarry when Joan Hathaway died. We can assume that Anne Hathaway received home schooling at best or no schooling at all at worst and lived most of her life until marriage in the hamlet of Hamlet, one mile away from Stratford in the forest of Arden....   [tags: biography, biographical essay] 1067 words
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When Obsession Becomes Deadly: The Life of Marie Curie - When Obsession Becomes Deadly: The Life of Marie Curie Marie Curie, a pioneer in her field and Nobel Prize winning Chemist, took a path that few women of her time dared and unfortunately, her passion for Science would be her ultimate demise. From birth to death Marie Curie lived a full life, with love, work, and passion at the center. Maria Skłodowska was born in Warsaw, Poland, on 7 November 1867, the fifth and youngest child of well-known teachers Bronisława and Władysław Skłodowski. Maria's father was an atheist and her mother a devout Catholic....   [tags: biography, scientist, biographical essay] 1465 words
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Achievements of Nelson Mandela - Former South African President and 1993 Nobel prize winner, Nelson Mandela is a great political and moral leader of our times. Over 80 years old, he continues to work tirelessly for those who need his help, demonstrating clearly all the qualities that make him into a great leader: Vision One of the qualities of a good leader is a strong clear vision and the ability to convey it. You need to understand where you want to lead your people, how you plan to get them there, and the ability to communicate this destination to your people....   [tags: biography, biographical essay] 862 words
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WIlfred Owen, and His Ability to Express the Reality of War through Poetry - Considered the leading English poet of the First World War, Owen is remembered for realistic poems depicting the horrors of war, which were inspired by his experiences at the Western Front in 1916 and 1917. Owen considered the true subject of his poems to be "the pity of war," and attempted to present the true horror and realities of battle and its effects on the human spirit. His unique voice, which is less passionate and idealistic than those of other war poets, is complemented by his unusual and experimental style of writing....   [tags: Poets, poetry, biographical, poems] 2027 words
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The Life and Accomplishments of Leonardo da Vinci - Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452, near the town of Vinci in Italy, which resides next to Florence. He was the son of a Florentine notary, Piero da Vinci, and a young mistress named Caterina. He is famously recognised for his magnificient paintings, the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Leonardo da vinci was not only a famous painter, he was also an architect, musician, inventor, sculptor, scientist, engineer, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist as well as a writer. Leonardo Da Vinci revealed his artistic talents early in his life when his father had taken him to go train his skills as a painter and sculptor around the age of 15....   [tags: biography, biographical essays] 763 words
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