At the time he wrote these works, John Donne’s fames didn’t really occur significantly until after his death. From a young age he was a very well educated man, and excelled onto college, obtained a job, and established a variety of careers. Though many people know Donne for his literary works, his personal life is quite one to gossip about. Many people do not know about his dirty past, scandalous marriage, and him fathering twelve children. There was a lot more to John Donne than what appears of his famous writings; it is the in between the lines that really makes Donne such an interesting man during his time period.
I had the privilege of becoming one of his followers in literature. The Marathon Man and Brothers, are two of his best works. At the end of this literature exploration I learned a little more about life. The Marathon Man had a strong meaning; suspense, drama, and action were three of the elements that made this book a best seller. Not falling far behind another of his works, “Brothers”, is an inspirational story that will break your heart.
The life of Stephen Crane was a short, but event filled life. His life was filled with many family issues, personal failures and successes, and even a near death experience. His writing was one of quick rise and his several novels had an immediate presence in the literary community. One of his book’s, The Red Badge of Courage, is widely considered an American classic, and Crane’s writing styles and technique make it that. To get a full appreciation of Crane’s literary pieces, one must know his life, his writing, and his writing style.
Nathaniel Hawthorne, known for his use of allegory and symbolism, is now one of the most studied authors. He became famous for his novels and short stories that revealed the portrayal he had of the world. His works have been properly recognized for more than a century. Hawthorne’s perspective of life comes from his history that gave him a sense of inherited guilt. Even with the setbacks during his journey to success, Hawthorne managed to surpass them and become the wonderful writer he is known to be.
Herman Melville during his time was known as the greatest writer. He was the author of many novels such as, Moby Dick, and Bartleby the Scrivener (Allen 9). Herman Millville stories were based on factual aspects in his life and the world surrounding him. Through his literature he expressed his feelings on certain political or economic issues that were occurring during the nineteenth century. In this essay I will be discussing Herman Millville’s life, his literature works and how it relates to him.
Fitzgerald was named after “The Star Spangled Banner” author, Francis Scott Key. Scott Key was an ancestor from his father’s side of the family whom they took much pride in. F. Scott Fitzgerald was the child of two Catholics, Edward and Mary McQuillan Fitzgerald. Mary was a daughter of an Irish immigrant who grew up in St. Paul. She was not very physically attractive, however she managed to be strongly influential to the people she surrounded, including her son.
First of all, Leo Tolstoy has influence society because he wrote many famous books and novels that are still widely read by students and teachers, and he has also influenced other authors. First, many of Leo Tolstoy’s books are greatly acknowledged in the literary world today. Many teachers and students still analyze these texts today, as they are considered advanced pieces of literary texts. Also, Leo Tolstoy’s books, including War and Peace and Anna Karenina are still very famous in the literary and academic point of view. Finally, Leo Tolstoy’s literary works have impacted many other authors such as Thomas Mann, Marcel Proust, and Stephen Crane and his literary works still hav... ... middle of paper ... ...n inspired many famous political figures.
“Fitzgerald’s money worries were temporarily alleviated”(Gidmark). Like Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby experiences wealth. In Chapter 7, Gatsby said “Her voice is full of money,”(Fitzgerald 120) Daisy loved Gatsby for his money and his house as well as Zelda did Fitzgerald. In the novel, Gatsby said, “I am the son of some wealthy people in the Middle West-all dead now. I was brought up in America but educated at Oxford, because all my ancestors have been educated there for many years.
His first novel, titled This Side of Paradise, is about Amory Blaine, a stuck up sophisticated man finding love. In “Art Imitating Life in Fitzgerald’s Novels” by Judith S. Baughman, Baughman explains how many of the actions and reactions of Amory Blaine closely mirrored Fitzgerald’s real life, such as Amory spending most of his teenaged years in the same town that Fitzgerald grew up in. Blaine also attends Princeton University, the same school that Fitzgerald attended (Baughman). Fitzgerald also used this scheme in future writings. Most of his male protagonists attend Ivy League Universities as he did.
Milne’s hard work paid off as he became famous as a playwright, a novelist, a poetic author, and most importantly, a children’s author for his extremely successful Winnie-the-Pooh series. He used a simple, but intrinsic voice that helped him define and shape each line and character. Works Cited "Alan Alexander Milne." YourDictionary, n.d. Web.