Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Johnson, lived through an unstable early life. She was born in St. Louis, Arkansas, but moved away to Stamps, Arkansas at age three due to her parents’ divorce. There, Angelou lived with her brother, Bailey, and her paternal grandmother (Galenet - Self and a Song of Freedom in the Southern Tradition). As discussed in her first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, seven-year old Maya was raped by her mother’s boyfriend. The man was consequently murdered by her uncles, and Maya, feeling responsible for his death, ceased talking and remained speechless for five years.
On January 14,1741, Benedict Arnold was born to a well off family. A sea-captain and merchant for a father and a widow for a mother. Arnold throughout his life has had to make hard decisions, for in 1752, at age eleven, Arnold was sent away to boarding school. Arnold
There needs to be more of a effort to check in with mentally ill people. Nikolas Cruz, a nineteen year boy old that suffered from autism, depression, and lots of others mental health issues, killed 17 students at Stoneman Douglas High School. Both of his parents died and he had no other family members to turn to. When his parents passed away, he lived with his friends parents. He got kicked out of Stoneman Douglas High School and was working at the dollar store.
The Lindbergh Case: Who Did It? ¨Latest figures show that 9.2 million children under- five are dying every year¨ (¨Child Mortality¨). The Lindbergh case involves a twenty month old baby who was kidnapped and murdered in the middle of the day while everyone was home. It all began when the maid left his room after he fell asleep. Although this happened in the twentieth century, they still have not truly figured out who the kidnapper was.
Having lost her mother in birth and with her whole life encircled by death, Vada Sultenfuss, the gloomy 11-year-old daughter of Harry Sultenfuss, the town’s funeral parlour manager, is no wonder that death became almost an obsession to her. In addition, Vada has no friends in school, she is a hypochondriac tomboy, her grandmother has Alzheimer 's, and worst of all, her best friend is Thomas J. Sennett, another unpopular kid who is allergic to just about everything. During the summer break in 1972, Vada will have her first crush, she will join a poetry writing class, but most of all, when the cheerful and quirky Shelly DeVoto takes up the position of make-up artist at Harry’s mortuary, she will gradually find the maternal figure she always needed.
McKenzie-Grace or Kenzie as her friends and family call her is a far from normal 13 year old girl. Her life was turned upside down on 2/17/16 the night the accident happened. She got a call at 6:21 pm from officer Sam he said “ Hello is this McKenzie-Grace” when she replied “Yes officer” he stated “There has been an accident and your mother has passed away in a car accident and will not be home this evening”. That is when Mckenzie-Grace hung up the phone and broke into tears.
The Iron Trial is about a 12 year-old boy named Call and his 2 friends Aaron and Tamara. Call’s dad is a mage (magician) but he hasn 't used magic since his mother died in the cold massacre in the 3rd war of the mages against the very powerful Enemy of Death. They use air, water, fire, earth, and chaos magic. Neither Call nor his dad like magic. When the time comes for his magic school test to get into the magisterium he is picked as an apprentice even though he is ranked last and tries his hardest to fail.
Paul is a 27 year old African American male. He is married with two kids. Paul was raised by his mom and dad until the age of 11 years old when his father committed suicide, at which point, Paul was left with just his mom. His father committed suicide after hitting hard times after being jailed for robbery in an attempt to provide for his family. Afterwards, Paul’s father could not find employment and fell into despair ending with a shotgun blast to his head.
On Christmas Eve my junior year of college, my grandpa and grandma on my mom’s side passed away in an accident. A week later, my older brother suffered from a psychotic episode and was admitted to a psychiatric hospital with symptoms of schizophrenia. Travelling back to school, I was physically and emotionally drained. This was hardest time of my life and the largest obstacle I have faced so far. I rely on my family for support and this foundation had been severely shaken; however, I did not have time to mourn and recover.
The Church of Scientology not only takes the money of its followers, but it has also takes a lives. Noah Lottick, a former member of Scientology, was a Russian Studies student who committed suicide shortly after leaving the Church of Scientology. The Church of Scientology just is not good for
A very old sailor who calls himself "the captain" comes to a lodge at the Admiral Benbow Inn during the mid 1700s. The captain's name is Billy. He pays the innkeeper's son a few pennies to look out for seafaring men. A seafaring man shows up, frightening Billy into a stroke. When another seafaring man visits, Billy has one more stroke and dies.
Samuel adams was born on september, 27, 1722, Boston MA and died on october, 2, 1803 he was buried at Boston MA. samuel adams was an american statesman, political philosopher and one of the founding fathers of the united states. He was a politician in boston massachusett, a leader of the movement that became the american revolution,and one of the architects of the principles of american republicanism that shaped the political cultrue of the united states. He was a second cousin to fellow founding fathers, president john adams. American patriot samuel adams (1722-1803) failed as a brewer and newspaper publisher before becoming one of the independence movement’s most celebrated leaders and statemen.
In Ron Howards 2005 Cinderella Man, James Braddock is an altruistic gentleman that sacrifices his wellbeing for the good and prosperity of his family. James Braddock works tirelessly to bring money in for his family during the Great Depression. James not only worked as a longshoreman, but he also boxed competitively to earn money. After working two laborious jobs and earning an income for his family, James breaks his hand. This impairment causes James a great deal of pain, but he still continues work through it.
True to Capra’s approach, Mr. Smith is not an intellectual exercise about the fine points of the United States government. Like its director, it doesn’t dawdle over details; not once does this film about the U.S. Senate utter the words “Republican” or “Democrat,” nor does it ever reveal which state Senator Jefferson Smith hails from. (The unpublished book the film is based on, Lewis R. Foster’s The Gentleman From Montana, takes a decidedly less ambiguous approach.) Written, shot, and released in the midst of one of the most tumultuous periods of American history, Mr. Smith barely addresses any of the many important issues of its day, from the Great Depression to the war that had just broken out in Europe.