Charles never appreciated his achievements, however, if Lewis were to appreciate what his father accomplished it could help him move past this point of depression. The main character needs to forgive his father and everything else that took place in his past and move on. He would have a much more positive aspect on life. Lewis needs to learn how to accept his situation and be comfortable with his identity. As time progresses in its loops around Lewis, he can’t help, as we do, take in the wholeness of his history.
More than just a Poet Before even graduating from college, Langston Hughes’ name was becoming known around the country for his writing. His first major poem, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” written at just seventeen years old, gave way to a forty-year career of popular writings for the author. Known as one of the most iconic African-American writers of his time, Langston Hughes had a major influence on American Literary History. He was known for and as the people’s poet, use of jazz blues, and life experiences. Langston Hughes was known for being one of the most favored, if not the most favored, African-American poet and short story writers of the twentieth century.
Lewis was an African American who was born outside of Troy, Alabama, on February 21st, 1940. His childhood wasn’t rough, but once he got to the age where he could work, he realized the unfairness of segregation. Lewis heard Martin Luther King Jr.’s sermons and news about the Montgomery bus boycott and he pushed him to act for the changes he wanted to see. Lewis attend the American Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville, Tennessee. He was taught about nonviolent protest and helped to organize sit-ins at segregated lunch counters.
In 1963 he delivered his famous ‘I have a dream’ speech at the Lincoln Memorial, after gaining popularity following the creation the SCLC, Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957 (Bbc.co.uk, 2014). King later supported and helped organize the American Freedom Rides. Similarly, after a brief stay in America, Charles Perkins here in Australia became leader and creator of the SAFA Freedom Rides, without him, the freedom rides would not have been thought of, let alone happen. He became the elected president of the SAFA (Charles Perkins and the Freedom Rides, 2014). Martin Luther King Jr. and Charles Perkins were both advocates for their people and their culture.
Clive Staples Lewis is an amazing author of fantasy literature and is arguably one of the most influential writers of his time. Most everyone knows the worldwide phenomenal tale of Narnia. As a child, he frequently had thoughts of fantastic creatures and his interest of stories grew. In one of his highly successful books he once said “Progress means not just changing, but changing for the better.” (C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, 25) Mere Christianity was written for the purpose of defending Christian belief. Clive was a lay theologian and a Christian apologist who used logic and philosophy in great
The author, C.S. Lewis, combined his childhood love of fantasy and his Christian faith to relay the story of Jesus Christ to children. By doing so, Lewis ultimately created a story that people of all ages came to know, symbolizing what formed the religion Christianity in a unique way.
Louis immediately fell in love with music. He formed a jazz group when he was released from prison and they started playing at local clubs and bars. On one fateful day, a record company representative heard the group and immediately wanted to sign them. If it weren’t for prison Louis might not have ever even picked up a trumpet. From these two examples, we can clearly see that obstacles or disadvantages can become something good.
He was raised in a Catholic family which was a patriot. His father was a history teacher who had his own school. Charles’ father came from France, but his mother was French, Irish Flemish, and German. Because of de Gaulle’s father was a history teacher, Charles grew familiar with the history of his country. By the time he was ten, he was reading history books, for example, Hundred Years war and that helped him to start his own writing in his early teens.
Charles Dickens Social Change to Society “There is no such thing as Death, though there be a thing called Change.” (Haggard). Throughout our literature, we have come upon many world-renowned authors who have shaped our society into what it is today. Among those authors, the one that truly sticks out as the most influential is Charles Dickens. Throughout his work of A Christmas Carol, and David Copperfield, Charles Dickens shows us how his literature reflects society socially with how the social classes were shaped from his era to now, and how Christmas was known before his work to now, as well as changing how child labor works from his era to now. Charles Dickens was born in 1812 and died in 1870.
Clive Staples Lewis (C.S. Lewis) was born in November 29, 1898 –November 22, 1963 and he was a British novelist, poet, broadcaster, and Christian apologist. C.S Lewis wrote “The Four Loves” in 1960. The Four Loves explore the relationships between the different loves a person can experience. The four loves are: Storge (affection), Philia (Friendship Love), Eros (Romantic Love), and Agape (Divine Love).