Scott Fitzgerald had many extravagant luxuries and disappointing downfalls. He decided to attend Princeton University to further his new career as a novelist (UnknownB 2). Writing scripts for Princeton’s Triangle Club musicals, articles for the Princeton Tiger magazine, and stories for the Nassau Literary Magazine, he continued to practice writing during his free time (UnknownB 2). Fitzgerald began other extra-curricular activities such as football, but he started to neglect his studies at school (Meyers 21). The only class he had a small interest in was his English literature class (Meyers 23).
After the age of twelve, Frost began to take a liking to school and learning (Thompson). After graduating from high school as valedictorian and class poet, he attended Dartmouth College, but shortly dropped out due to not having enough scholarship money (Thompson). Frost became a teacher at Harvard College where he mentored students in literature (Thompson). After two best selling books, A Boy’s Will and North of Boston, he became a farmer in New Hampshire because he did not like the fame (Thompson). Robert Frost died at the age of
His inspiration for writing the book arose from a previous discussion with his parents, about dropping out from med-school, in order to achieve his dream of becoming an author; to which his parents did not agree. Keyes strong arguments toward this book and against his parents claimed that his “education [was] driving a wedge between [him] and the people [he] loved” (Keyes, Interview). The intrigues of the book’s topic began with a single question: “What would happen if it were possible to increase a person’s intelligence?” (Keyes 1999, 16). Subsequently, ideas took off from there, using his medical school professors taking roles on the book as Professor Strauss and Nemur. Keyes had created a splendid story, even though before the publishing, Galaxy Magazine- his editor- asked him to change the ending so that Charlie remained intelligent and married Alice- Charlie’s former teacher- to which Keyes did not agree.
Of Mice and Men is a short novella by, John Steinbeck, detailing on the fear society carries for the unknown. Steinbeck 's novella touched on a subject most do not explore but led us on a journey of self reflec. Starting from the beginning John was born on on February 27, 1902, in Salinas, California, and died 1968 writing his best-selling novel in 1937. It was in highschool that Steinbeck found his passion for writing then went to college at Stanford until 1925 but never did he graduate. After leaving Stanford and hitting rough spots on the way it was with Of Mice and Men Steinbeck was becoming well known in his time with his book becoming a popular and critical success, was selected by the Book-of-the-Month Club.
Furthermore, he took what interested him and cared little for other courses that he thought would help him in his writing. Steinbeck attended Stanford University but he later he left it without a degree. Then he worked as a reporter for New York City newspaper, as soon as he returned to Salinas, where he took odd jobs, including that of a watchman for a house in High Sierra. During that time, he wrote his first novel, the swashbuckling adventure Cup of Gold (1929). The book did not do well.
Voltaire was forced to obey his father, however spent the least amount of time working while putting all of his energy towards his writing. When his father found out about his son’s disobedience, he sent Voltaire off to the provinces to study law intensively for two years. There again, Voltaire did not stop writing pieces of literature and poetry. In his last attempt to influence his son’s career choice, he sent Voltaire off to work as a secretary for the French ambassador in Holland, the Netherlands, in hopes of smothering Voltaire’s free thinking literary skills, however it was foolish to do so since the Netherlands was soon overrun by the Frenchmen, who escaped
Robert Lee Frost was born to journalist William Prescott Frost Jr, and Isabelle Moodie on March 26, 1874, in San Francisco, California. After his fathers’ demise in May 1885, the family moved around the country; they eventually landed in Lawrence, Massachusetts where he graduated from Lawrence High School. The following semester Frost attended Dartmouth College for, only long enough to be accepted into the Theta Delta Chi fraternity. After only two months of college life, he returned home and worked many jobs such as helping his mother teach, delivering newspapers, and working in a lightbulb factory. Frost was never satisfied with any of his odd jobs, he had found his passion- poetry.
After high school, he attended a high-class school, Harvard University, Until his father died of tuberculosis. Robert Frost, an American poet, used themes nature, choices, and human destruction in his poetry. Frost’s father was a journalist himself, maybe the reason Robert began writing to begin with. Robert was born on March 26,
In 1917 at the age of 21, he submitted his first novel for publication. The Charles Scribner's Sons rejected his book, but they encouraged him to keep writing. That rejection began a pattern of continuous editing and revising that would characterize his writing style for the rest of his career. The Fitzgeralds enjoyed their fame and fortune, and his novels reflected that lifestyle. He often wrote about the privileged lives of wealthy, aspiring socialites.
.After, he stated to his guardian that he firmed to be a poet not a surgeon . later keats dedicated more to literature particularly the sonnet .He continued working for his ambition .He went different places for his success in literature .He met different people and joined groups .He learned many things.He started his career in his early age .After many stages of hard work and difficulties he became romantic poet . He was the main figure of second generation of romantic poets. His work published only for four years before his death. His poems were not received by critics in his life time.
Nathanael Hawthorne was an American writer born in Salem, Massachusetts to a family with a long New England history. Hawthorne, although not entirely interested in higher education, enrolled at Bowdoin College in 1821. In 1848, Hawthorne lost his job; the following year he lost his mother, but it was also the year that Hawthorne found a worn letter “A” in the attic of the old home and with it came the inspiration to write his arguably most famous novel, the scarlet letter. The scarlet letter was one of the first mass-produced books in the United States. Writing was his vocation.
James Taylor is thought of as the original “singer/songwriter”. Many people believe that his style of music with his acoustic guitar and calm singing helped bring the nation out of the tumultuous 60s and into the 70s. Taylor had three brothers and a sister to Dr. Isaac and Gertrude Taylor. Taylor was born in Boston, Massachusetts, where he attended a prep school until he dropped out at the age of 16 to form a band with his brother, Alex. When Taylor moved to New York to further his career as a musician, he began to suffer from depression and decided to check himself into McLean Psychiatric Hospital back in Massachusetts, where he also completed his high school work to obtain his diploma.
Ankur signh is a former college student who has experienced the horror of standardized testing. When Ankur Signh was a senior in high school, he made the decision to enroll into an English Ap class hoping that it would be beneficial and help him grow as a writer. Although he enjoyed the literature readings, Ankur felts as if the course didn’t help him with his critical thinking and writing, it prepared him for an exam that he would have to take at the end of the year. Instead of analyzing themes and characters, he was given questions and essay assignments. He ended up doing very poor in AP english and he feels like he learned more about preparing for a test than genuinely learning.
Born on July 4, 1804, in Salem, Massachusetts, Nathaniel Hawthorne was an only child. His father died when he was very young. When he was still a child, an injury to his leg left him unable to move for a very long time. He spent much of his time reading and soon focused on becoming a writer. He most likely added a “w” to his real last name “Hathorne” because of his ancestor’s involvement in the infamous Salem witch trials.
For next two years, I really didn’t learn lot about writing because of different teachers weren’t taught me very well then in my senior year, a bearded man, Mr. Dirk, came in my life. He decided to teach the class with “start over” English but in the