Camus is a great role model and idol for us all. 	Camus was born into poverty on November 2, 1913 in Mondovi, Algeria (a former French colony in Africa). His mother, Catherine Sintes, was a cleaning woman, and his father, Lucien Camus, was a farmhand. Only a few months old, Albert lost his father in the horrors of World War I in 1914. After the loss of his father, him, his brother and his mother moved in to his grandmother's three-bedroom apartment with his two uncles.
Albert Camus was born on November 7th, 1913 in Mondovi, Algeria, a town fifteen and a half miles south of Annaba, the second child of Lucien Auguste and Catherine Helene Sintes. They were a French family settling in French Algeria, referred to as Pied Noir. His father worked as a foreman at a vineyard earning a minimal salary and also served in the military. Catherine was a Spanish woman. She was also partially deaf because of a stroke that damaged her speech for good.
Kate Chopin was born Katherine O’Flaherty on February 8, 1850 in St. Louis Missouri. She was the only child born to her parents to live past the age of twenty-five. It was at the age of twenty she met and married her husband Oscar Chopin. They settled in New Orleans where Oscar had a cotton brokerage. Nine years later the family moved to Cloutierville when the business failed.
Marie and all her siblings were determined to further their education and get degrees. One of her brothers, Joseph, began attending medical school at the University of Warsaw. Being a boy’s only school, Marie a... ... middle of paper ... ...e in Warsaw. Through all the years of her research and working with radium, Marie fell ill. In 1934, she went to the Sancellemoz Sanatorium in an effort to get better.
Psychologist B.F. Skinner was born March 20, 1904 and passed away August 18, 1990. Raised in a small town in Pennsylvania by his father William who was a lawyer and his mother Grace. Skinner had a younger brother who he watched die at age sixteen due to cerebral hemorrhage. He attended Hamilton College in New York with plans of becoming a writer. After graduating with his B.A.
When Poe was 2 years old his mother died (Edgar Allan Poe). So Poe witnessed death at a very young age. After his mother died Poe was taken in by his godfather, John Allan, with his childless wife. Soon after he was taken to Scotland and England (1815-1820) where he learned classical education, this was continued in Richmond Virginia. For 11 months Poe attended the University of Virginia in 1826 but his gambling losses were so big that John Allan refused to let him stay.
John Cheever, a short story writer was born in Massachusetts in 1912. His father lost his business during the Great Depression and his mother “to her younger son’s extravagant shame, owned a gift shop in Quincy”(Wolff, Suburban Suffering). At a very young age Cheever was introduced to alcoholism, his father in despair after losing his job and business, turned to alcohol. After Cheever got kicked out of his school, Thayer Academy at 17,a year later his got his first story published in The New Republic. In 1941 he got married to his wife, Mary and later they had three children, then they moved to the suburbs.
Poe returned to Richmond due to the fact that he was so poor. Upon his return he found his fiancée had moved on and was engaged to another man while he was away to college. Hearth broken and angry, Poe only spent a few months in the Allan mansion before leaving to find adventure. By the time he was eighteen Poe published his first book, Tamerlane, and soon after enlisted in the United Stated Army. Two years later he found out Frances was dying of tuberculosis.
As per his foster mother's deathwish, Poe reconciled with his foster father, who coordinated an appointment for him to the United States Military Academy at West Point. His time at West Point was ill-fated, however, as Poe supposedly deliberately disobeyed orders and was dismissed. After that, his foster father repudiated him until his death in March 27, 1834. Poe next moved to Baltimore, Maryland with his widowed aunt, Maria Clemm, and her daughter, Virginia. Poe used fiction writing as a means of supporting himself, and with in December 1835, Poe began editing the Southern Literary Messenger for Thomas W. White in Richmond.
Then, his father was Edward Fitzgerald, who was a failed wicker, but later was a salesman for Procter and Gamble. (Shmoop Editorial Team) Due to his father’s failure they moved back and forth, for the first decade of his life, between Buffalo and Syracuse in upstate N.Y. His dad lost his job as a salesman when F. Scott Fitzgerald was 12 and they moved back to St. Paul living on the mothers inheritance. When F. Scott Fitzgerald was 13 when he published his first piece of writing for his school’s newspaper in 1909. (Bio.com) After Fitzgerald’s formal education he went on to Princeton University, where he wrote for Princeton Tiger and the Triangle Club. (Shmoop Editorial Team) But, he was put on academic probation for his bad grades, so he dropped out and joined the army.