Eleanor of Aquitaine was an extremely influential woman who changed the way people live. She was born in the year of 1122 and lived to be 82 years old, which was extremely old in the middle ages. She was the daughter of William X and was raised to rule Aquitaine by him. At the age of fifteen, William X, died, leaving Aquitaine for Eleanor. She was forced to marry Louis VII, who became king of France. After many boring years with Louis and her two daughters, she obtained a divorce and married King Henry II of England. The fifteen years following her marriage with Henry were the most exciting years of her life. She had eight other children, among them were Richard and John Lackland. She was independent and was capable of ruling by herself. She
There are many wonderful people in history, one of those people are Jacqueline Cochran. She had a few jobs but she felt that they were not the ones that she desired the most. She was first to do something, and what she did was something that is inspiring to us.
A Revolutionary patriot who voluntarily incurred one of the greatest suffering without any chance of gain. Married to Deborah Scudder, he was known as John Hart. Without better understanding of his actual birthdate and hometown birthplace, he was better known as a New Jersey farmer. As well as “Honest John Hart” throughout the state. Benjamin Rush described him as “a plain honest, well meaning Jersey farmer, with but little education, but with good sense and virtue enough to pursue the true interest of his country.”
Harry Crews is one of the most well-known and influential southern writers of the twentieth century. He has written many novels, short stories, and biographies throughout his life of being a writer. His stories often pertain to the dramatic and exciting life of living in the south in small towns such as the one he grew up in as a child. Throughout Crews’s life, he was involved with a lot of violence and family problems such as divorce that led to anger. All of the problems that Crews had throughout his life allowed for his writing to be extremely detailed and exciting for the reader. The fast-paced and troubled life of Harry Crews led to heavy drinking that he regrets deeply. This heavy drinking ultimately could have been a good aspect for his writing because this allowed for Crews to be in violent and reckless situations that add excitement to his writing. Harry Crews once wrote, “Alcohol and I had many, many marvelous times together – we laughed, we talked, we danced” (McKittrick). One of the most important aspects of southern writing is extensive details, exciting plots, and creative writing styles such as southern dialect. Being an alcoholic and having such a troubled violent upbringing is one of the reasons Harry
Overview: Carole Lombard was an actress best known for parts in screwball comedies. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on October 6th, 1908 as Jane Alice Peters. Her family moved to Los Angeles, California after her parents’ divorce. At a young age, she decided to pursue an acting career in the movies. She fulfilled her goal and even became the highest paid actress in Hollywood in 1937. In 1939, she married the actor voted the “King of Hollywood,” Clark Gable. Carole Lombard, along with her mother, press agent, and nineteen army personnel, died on January 16, 1942 when their plane crashed into Mt. Potosi in Nevada. She had just completed a tour raising money for the war effort.
On October 1, 1910 Bonnie Elizabeth Parker was born in Rowena, Texas. Her parents, Charles and Emma Parker, had a total of two children. At a young age Bonnie 's father died, and her family moved to a suburb in Dallas, known as “Cement City.” While in school in Dallas she was a bright student who enjoyed literature and language. Bonnie wrote poems such as “The Story Of Suicide Sal” and “The Story Of Bonnie And Clyde.” While in her second year of high school, Bonnie married her classmate, Roy Thornton. She was only sixteen. The marriage soon fell apart, as Roy became physically abusive towards Bonnie. In 1929, Thornton was sentenced to five years in prison due to robbery. Bonnie never divorced Roy, for she was said to still have her wedding ring
Imagine growing up in eleven different foster homes, while getting harassed in many ways by your foster parents. Just to grow up to become one of the world’s biggest sex icons. That is what Marilyn Monroe went through to become who she was. Marilyn Monroe was most famous for her body and how she became an icon but she was more than just a pretty face. To understand how she became this amazing women, you must take a look into her early life, her greatest achievements, along with her rise to fame, and how she made an impact on so many people 's lives.
Born as Freda Josephine McDonald on June 3, 1906, in Saint Louis. Her mother had dreams of becoming a music-hall dancer, but gave them up to become a mother and washerwoman and her father abandoned them when she was an infant. Most of her time as a youth was spent in poverty. To help support her family, she started cleaning houses and babysitting at the age of eight often being mistreated. At the age of 13 she ran away from home, found work as a waitress at a club where she met her first husband Willie Wells, who she divorced only weeks later. It was around this time that Josephine first took up dancing, honing her skills, both in clubs and in street performances, by 1919 she was touring the United States with the Jones Family Band and the Dixie Steppers performing comedic skits. By 1921 she married her second husband, Willie Baker whose name she obtained even after they divorced years later.
A choice is an act of selecting or making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities. But choices aren’t just a definition, they are life’s biggest challenges. Choices can be as big as life or death, but as small as what to eat for supper. They are just a part of everyday life. Everybody has to make choices, even characters in stories have to make choices, like Marilyn from Cold Equations, Jean from The Nothing, and Miss Geiss from This Year’s Class Picture.
Lynn Margulis, known as a science author, educator, and popularizer, is recognized for her discovery on primary proponent in the symbiosis in biological evolution. Lynn’s personal life is something you would never expect to be. Margulis is very famous for her discovery of the symbiosis in biological evolution and how many other scientists took her work and went off of her observations and facts.
“I don’t know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change.” Words by Nicholas Sparks which is shown through his novels about passion, love, and loss. Sparks’ career took off in the 1990s, which the Fifa World Cup was held in the U.S. and Brazil took the win. Sparks’ life experiences greatly influenced his writing. His real life love stories are shown through his writing. Love, tragedy, and fate are dominant themes in Sparks’ novels. The Notebook is one of Sparks’ most important and popular works. The Notebook is a story about having a second chance at love. It was one of Sparks’ greatest works and bestsellers. The novel’s popularity increased when the film was released in 2004, “according