Instead of becoming a biologist as recommended by Huxley, he became instead a teacher, and overworked himself until he fell into very bad health. On the doctor’s orders, he went to the south coast of England to rest until he ran out of money and returned to London. It was around this time that he met Frank Harris, editor of the “Saturday Review” newspaper, and began his careers as both a novelist and a journalist. Throughout the rest of his life he wrote steadily, averaging a little more than a book per year. In following his writing, one can see four distinct styles emerging throughout it all.
Mark Twain Samuel Langhorn Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, was born in 1835. Twain was and still is a famous renowned writer of his time and still today. At an early age, Twain’s father died, forcing him to leave school to find a job to support his family. He was forced into “poor boys college”, into an apprenticeship at a printing press in his home town. As much as Twain didn’t like his job, he learned valuable information.
He gave Bible classes, taught the children of the miners, and did his utmost to help the poor, the sick, and the wounded. He gave away his best clothes and for some time lived in a miserable hut. His fanaticism was probably the cause that after six months the Evangelisation Committee did not renew his appointment. For some time he tried to go on with his social work, living on the little money his father sent him, but at the same time his interest had shifted to art again and he became more preoccupied with his drawing than with the Church. In April 1881, after a year of struggling with himself in poverty and isolation, he returned to the home of his parents, who had by now settled in Etten, another village in the province of Brabant, and it was here that his career as a professional artist really begun.
Samuel was kept inside his house in Hannibal due to poor health but the age of nine, Samuel had recovered from his ailments. Mark Twain, also known as Samuel Langhorne Clemens, was considered America’s most famous literary icon (symbol) during his era. (http://www.cmgww.com) After Samuel had recovered from his ailments, he attended a private school in Hannibal. Jane Clemens became in charge of the household in 1847 when John Clemens had died from pneumonia unexpectedly. The Clemens family “now become almost destitute (empty),” and was forced several years of economic struggle - a fact that would change the career of Samuel L. Clemens aka Mark Twain.
James Watt knuckled down and wanted to learn everything he wanted in one year that would have normally taken three or four years. After six weeks Watt learned that much he outstripped another apprentice who had been at Cornhill for two years! After the apprenticeship Watt found it hard to set up shop in London and due to his father's ill health decided to spend some time at Greenock. He then moved to Glasgow where there was a job vacant in cleaning and repairing newly imported scientific instruments. The University of Glasgow then arranged for James Watt to set up shop inside one of their university buildings where he met his future long-life friends Dr. Joseph Black and Professor John Robison both planning to be chemists.
He admired Abraham Lincoln and wrote the poem “O Captain! My Captain!” to honor Abraham Lincoln. This poem became one of his most famous literary works. When he was 11, his father pulled him out of school so he could work and help him support the family. The family moved often, mostly because of his father’s bad investments.
The Metamorphosis also shows resemblance to some of Kafka's diary entries that depict him imagining his own extinction by dozens of elaborated methods. This paper will look into the text to show how this is a story about the author's personal life portrayed through his dream-like fantasies. Franz Kafka grew up in a financially secure Jewish family in Prague. He spoke German and was neither a Czech nor German due to his Jewish upbringing. Born in 1883, he was the eldest child and the only son.
Virtually unknown during his lifetime, the works of Kafka have since been recognized as symbolizing modern man's anxiety-ridden and grotesque alienation in an unintelligible, hostile, or indifferent world. Kafka came from a middle-class Jewish family and grew up in the shadow of his domineering shopkeeper father, who impressed Kafka as an awesome patriarch. The feeling of impotence, even in his rebellion, was a syndrome that became a pervasive theme in his fiction. Kafka did well in the prestigious German high school in Prague and went on to receive a law degree in 1906. This allowed him to secure a livelihood that gave him time for writing, which he regarded as the essence--both blessing and curse--of his life.
Hitler's original dream was to be a great artist, but after being rejected from art school for the second time, he ended up an orphan, homeless, jobless, and friendless. After sleeping under bridges and parks for months, he eventually wondered into a shelter, where he met a man named Hanisch. With this man he went into business selling paintings and sold almost every single one(Giblin). Even if he was not accepted into art school, in many ways he would still be defined as a successful artist. Adolf eventually quit the business and moved to Munich with the money recently received from his father's estate.
His father’s actions forced him to take on the miserable lifestyle he leads. Kafka also had a rough time as his father also shaped his future. While Kafka aspired to find a career as an autho... ... middle of paper ... ... correspond to each other showing that Kafka integrated his life into The Metamorphosis. Kafka assimilates many aspects of his life into The Metamorphosis. From the relationship to his family to the depression he felt in his late stages of life, Kafka creates a character out of himself to serve as the protagonist.