Herman Melville was born in New York City in 1819 into a wealthy family. In 1832 the death of his father led his family into poverty which caused Melville to leave school. After leaving school Melville began working immediately to support his family. Then at the age of 22 Melville set sail aboard a whaling vessel, and after his time as a whaler he enlisted in the navy. Melville’s time aboard many ships influenced his writing tremendously.
When the stock market crashed, Arthur and his family had to move to Brooklyn (“Arthur Miller Timeline” 1). The move resulted in having to give up their family business (“History of the World” 3). Arthur Miller received a high school diploma, although he dropped out of college numerous times (“Arthur Miller Timeline” 1). He graduated from Abraham Lincoln high school in 1932 (“Arthur Miller Timeline” 1). Soon after, he took classes at the
Title: Christmas Carol Background of the author : Charles Dickens was born on 7 February 1812 in Landport in Portsmouth. His father was a clerk in the Navy Pay office who often ended up in a financial trouble. When Dickens was twelve years old, he was sent to work in a shoe polish factory because his father had been imprisoned for debt. In 1833, he began to publish short stories and essays in newspaper and magazines. The serialisation of The Pickwick Papers, his first commercial success, began in 1836, the same year that he married Catherine Hogarth.
Jack Kerouac lived through this generation and wrote his famous novel On The Road. In the book he shows what The Beat generation about, what freedom can do for an individual, and how it formed his moral beliefs. On March 22 1922 in Lowell Massachusetts Jack kerouac born. In his early life his brother Gerard died of rheumatic fever at the age of nine. This filled his childhood with grief and made him antisocial with very few friends.
1.2 As Luciano was growing up, his family scraped by, sometimes even going without food (Gosch, 1975). 1.3 Every cent that they could obtain went towards paying passage on the boat to America (Gosch, 1975). 1.4 In the spring of 1906, in the teeming steerage of a ship, Luciano and his family were on their way to New York, a world immensely different than their little village in Sicily (Gosch, 1975). 1.5 Antonio Lucania, Luciano’s father, took his family to a dark, dingy tenement building in an area of Sicilians, Neapolitans, and Calabrians (Gosch, 1975). 1.6 The five Lucania children quickly Americanized their names, except Salvatore, whose shortened name would be Sal and he couldn’t have a girl’s name (Gosch, 1975).
Settlers first reached Virginia in 1606 to compete with the Spanish for gold and natural resources, but also find a passage to the Indies. They first started as a joint-stock company. The first years of establishment were harsh because of disease and food going rotting, leading to starvation. When John Smith took charge in 1608, he had the colony stop endlessly searching for gold. Despite Smith’s efforts, only sixty colonists out of the four hundred survived the “Starving time” winter.
After few years his mother got married, so his family moved to Greenwood, Indiana. The relationship between Sanders and his stepfather was not so well because his stepfather used to hit him. Therefore, Sanders decided to leave the home and school and go to work as farmhand and horse carriage painter. After few years his mother allowed him to move from Greenwood to New Albany. While Sanders was still an underage boy, he decided to fraud his date of birth to join the United States Army.
But that all lasted until he was 14 years old, his father could no longer pay for his education which resulted in him not having any further education. Alfred went to London in search for a job. In 1844, he got a job as a teacher in the town of Lester to teach drafting, surveying, English, and arithmetic. On his free time, he would read books of natural history and at one of his trips
(bio.com) After an argument with Aaron Burr Alexander Hamilton got challenged to a duel. Alexander died July 12,1804 with a fatal bullet wound. The other life Alexander Hamilton had to live was his life in the Caribbean. In the Caribbean he had a family were the dad was always gone and
Charles Dickens Charles Dickens was born February 7th, 1812 in Portsmouth, England. His family was poor because his dad did not know how to manage money and went to Marshalsea Prison because of debts when Charles was 12. This forced him to work at a blacking warehouse to support the family. This was his worst but most influential experience; later through his speaking and writing, Charles became a vigorous and influential voice of working class people. At age 15, Charles Dickens worked as an office boy at an attorney office to support the family again.