With some difficulty, Blair's parents sent their son to a private preparatory school in Sussex at the age of eight. At the age of thirteen, he won a scholarship to Wellington, and soon after another to Eaton, the famous public school (Gross, p.112). His parents had forced him to work at a dreary preparatory school, and now after winning the scholarship, he was not any more interested in further mental exertion unrelated to his private ambition. ^At the beginning of Why/Write, he explains that from the age of five or six he knew he would be, ^must be,^ a writer (Gross, p.115).^ But to become a writer one had to read literature. But English literature was not a major subject at Eaton, where most boys came from backgrounds either irremediably unliterary or so literary that to teach them English Literature would be absurd.
Soon after that, he won another scholarship to the well-known public school, Eaton. After being forced to work very hard at preparatory school, Blair lost interest in any further intellectual exertion that was not related to his personal ambition. In his book Why I Write he says that from a very young age he had known that he must be a writer. But, he also realized that in order to become a writer, he had to read literature. However, in Eaton, English literature was not a major subject and he spent his five years reading works by the masters of English prose including Jonathon Swift, Laurence Sterne and Jack London on his own.
(Chesterton 7) After four months of working at the blacking factory, Charles's family was released from prison and Charles was allowed to stop working. Instead, he was sent to school to study after the family moved back into Camden Town (Miller 27-35). After his father inherited a small legacy, he was allowed to go to private schools and his father sent him off to Wellington House Academy in London from 1824-1827, and then to Mr. Dawson's school in 1827(Miller 27-35). Charles was educated highly here and soon after completing school he worked as a law office clerk from 1827-1828(Miller 27-35). Not seeming to enjoy this profession, Charles decided to work instead as a shorthand reporter at the Doctor's Commons.
George Orwell's Animal Farm The Author: George Orwell (1903-1950 ), whose real name was Eric Arthur Blair, was born in 1903 in Motihari, Bengal, India. His father, Richard Walmesley Blair was a civil servant for the British colonial government. In 1904 he moved with his mother and sister to England and was educated at Eton. He began to write at an early age, and was even published in college periodicals, but he did not enjoy school. Orwell failed to win a university scholarship and without the opportunity to continue his education he went to Burma and served in the administration of the Indian Imperial Police from 1922 to 1927, when he resigned in part due to his growing dislike of British imperialism, a dislike he vocalized in his essays Shooting an Elephant (1950), and A Hanging (1931).
During his time at Eton, he edited the Wyvern which was the school newspaper at the time. He did not fare well at Eton, and his mother removed him a term early on the advice of his housemaster E.V. Slater to attend a crammer course to gain entry into Sandhurst Royal Military College. He was accepted into Sandhurst but did complete his training and left without an officer's commission. At the age of nineteen, at the command of his mother, Fleming was set to Tennerhof School in Kitzbühel, Austria in order to prepare for an opportunity to
Franklin Delone Roosevelt Franklin was born on January 30, 1882 just south of the village of Hyde Park, New York. Franklin came form a very wealthy Family, his father owned Springwood it was the Roosevelt country estate. His father name is James and his mother’s name is Sara. Franklin did not attend public school his mother tough him how to read and write before he was six. He was born for success he also had tutors whom tough him Latin, French, and German along with the usual.
He went to two private secondary schools: Wellington (for one term) and Eton (for four and a half years). After Eton, Blair joined the Imperial Indian Police and was trained in Burma. He served there for nearly five years and then in 1927, while home on leave, decided not to return. He later wrote that he had come to understand and reject the imperialism he was serving. He was stuck between the hatred of the empire and rage against the native people who opposed it, which made his job more difficult.
Richard was just nine years old when his father died. Lovelace mother was related to many important and wealthy people during the time of Queen Elizabeth. When Lovelace was just eleven years old he went to Sutton Foundation at Charterhouse School and then located in London. During his five study years at Charterhouse he spent three years with a man named Richard Crashaw who also became a poet. According to record many believed Richard did not attend Charterhouse because there was no financial assistance set up for him like the other scholars which meant he possibly studied as a boarder of some sort.
He had very little contact with other people while growing up and had virtually none with children his own age. He was even privately tutored rather than sent to school and was very spoilt by his family. When he reached the age of 14 he was finally sent to a preparatory school where he would come into contact with more people his age. After graduating he enrolled at Harvard university where he majored in history and earned fair grades. Roosevelt then entered Columbia University Law school but he had very little interest in law and left before he graduated.
He did poorly in school so his parents sent him to a boarding school in New Jersey in 1911. He was still a mediocre student at best. Fitzgerald managed to enroll at Princeton in 1913. His f... ... middle of paper ... ...o become in his later life. In Fitzgerald’s writings, his main motif is “money.” Money is something that drove the “Jazz Age” and later fell through during the depression.