Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was born in Methodist Hospital on November 11, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ever since he could talk he would cause problems. He would say or do anything to get his brother, who he was never close with, into trouble. He recalled in his 1981 autobiography Palm Sunday, “I never liked my brother, but that makes sense because he was superior to me in every way and my mother liked him more and the schools liked him more and I’m sure as hell the colleges loved him.” Although he and his brother didn’t get along too well, he had a close relationship with his schizophrenic bipolar mentally unstable mother. He has claimed many times that she is inspiration for the mentally unstable characters in his work, and Dwayne Hoover’s dead wife is a direct allusion to his mother’s suicide on mothers day 1944.
Although he had a profound legacy William the Conqueror’s early life had many conflicts, William the Conqueror’s had to show how worthy of an opponent he is and his death was unexpected, but even through the cold grasp death, he still lives on. William the Conqueror faced many challenges during his rise to power. The challenges he faced started the day he was born, “He was born in Falaise in 1028- his parents were unmarried” (Lords and Ladies). This posed a problem because being a child of an unmarried couple made you illegitimate and a mistake rather than a new life brought into the world. Being illegitimate did not stop William from being duke because he became duke at the mere age of eight (The History Learning Site).
At one point in college, he as he was reading a short story he wrote, a friend made a negative comment directed toward the literature and he immediately hurled the book in the fire. While Poe’s fame grew so did the people who objected to his writing they were often trying to force Phone into a writing style that Poe had no intention of being in; Poe attitude towards those people are what created the his famous work such as The masque of the Red Death .In The masque of the Red Death, the main character the Prince has provided a shelter for his most loved citizens and him leaving the people of his to fend for themselves against this brutal disease; “ The eternal world will take care of itself… the prince had provided all of the appliances for pleasure”(64). Not only was this fictional prince cowardly, but he was also revealed how Poe himself felt about being left out because of his odd behavior. Poe was always writing with hash vocabulary, in The Pit and the Pendulum he did not disappoint. Poe again talked about being trapped in deadly situation this time it was about a man being “tied by no separation
His story provides living testimony to the fact that men and women are defeated only when they stop trying. Many people fail, not through a dearth of talent, but from a lack of perseverance. Frederick Forsyth was fifty-three before he got his first book published. The book – The Day of the Jackal – was based on his experiences as a young pilot, and was turned down by nineteen publishers before it was finally accepted and went on to sell fifty million copies. J.K. Rowling suffered a similar fate.
In the same year, Fitzgerald dropped out of school to join the Army. Because of the concern that he might die in the War with his literary dreams unfulfilled, Fitzgerald wrote The Romantic Egotist in the weeks rashly before reporting for his duty. Although the publisher rejected it, the reviewer acclaimed his novel's originality and encouraged him to submit more work in the future which strengthen his resolution of being a unique
The following chapters discuss other key points in his life, but even the littlest details of Sinclair’s life are not omitted from the pages. While attempting to produce other successful novels, Sinclair also stepped outside of his literacy realm by constructing Helicon Hall, a Utopian colony like home for aspiring artists to live together, and later, joining filmmakers in Hollywood. After this idea literally burned to the ground, he reached out to people around the world searching for friends for him and his wife. Due to their continuing distance, Meta was swept off her feet by another man, who Sinclair had previously befriended, leaving her former husband and son in the dust. Although many of Sinclair’s books were failures after The Jungle, he bounced back with successful stories, such as Oil!, but as his success grew, his relationship with his son strained.
One early experience that shaped and influenced Poe’s writing was the death of both of his parents before he was three years old. Equally important to what impacted Poe, was that his foster dad never legally adopted him, and then died in 1834. His wife, Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe, died of tuberculosis in January 30, 1847(“Edgar Allan Poe” 1). Edgar Allan Poe was forced to leave school and quit going to the US Military Academy, because he did not have sufficient funds to keep going (“Edgar Allan. Poe” 2).
Two poems he wrote during that time, “Twenty Love Poems” and “A Song of Despair” fueled his rise to popularity and recognition. The success of these works and recognition allowed him to make the decision to drop out of the University of Chile and focus on his writing (“Pablo Neruda”). His father’s refusal to accept his writing was a hindrance for Neruda, but it did not stop him from becoming one of the most well-known writers in the world. The obstacles he faced from his family inspired many of his poems, because of the beautiful truth of rejection. Ultimately, his father died on May 1938 in Temuco, Chile (“Biography of
Different writers have different styles, but it’s the way they convey their style that sets them apart. Edgar Allan Poe, a gothic literature writer, wrote many short stories, such as “The Tell Tale Heart” and “The Fall of the House of Usher”, and a few poems, like “The Raven” and “Annabel Lee”. Born on January 9th of 1809, Poe was adopted by the Allans when he was about three years old. His stepfather didn’t take good care of him and they fought a lot. Poe moved around a lot (from England to Virginia, the army to West Point), and he was usually struggling for money.
Where do you think the world would be without the major development of horror and detective genres? The one person that included majorly in the push towards evolving the growth of the horror and detective genre based stories we have come to love is from Edgar Allan Poe. Born in January 19, 1809 and later dying in October 7, 1849 Edgar Allan Poe spent most his life indulged in bad happenings such as his loved ones including his mom dying from tuberculosis. Continuing in the future he started to wright and produce short stories in the horror and detective. He furthered the investment of people’s minds into the new set of horror and detective story genres by the influence of his books, that inspired many to become great writers in the future.