Honor Society: William Ernest Henley

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Honor Society Character Essay Life is unfair, it can be difficult to continue, and easy just to give to stop and give up sometimes. Whenever I get depressed, I think of someone whose life was worse than mine and suffered more than me, and his problems compared to mine. Particularly I think of man named William Ernest Henley. He was a British poet that suffered a cruel, unfair life. He lost his leg at the age of 12, lost his five-year-old daughter, and suffered chronic illness that left him bedridden in the hospital for two years. Despite his misfortune, William never let these tragic incidents stop him from loving life. When he was a child, he suffered from tuberculosis. It got so severe that the only way to save his life was to amputate
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