O Henry's Family Life

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O Henry lived an abnormal life. O Henry’s family life was not very good. He was born in Greensboro, North Carolina on 11 September, 1868.(Patterson) O Henry’s mother was dead and father was alcoholic. Because of these reasons he was taken care of his grandmother. He was taught writing and literature by his aunt.(Martin) He was not able to have a happy family life in with this kind of situation. O Henry was internal person. In his teenage life, he worked in a drug store. He liked a girl named Sarah and he wanted to date with her.(Martin) However, he had to leave Texas.(Patterson) He was unable to date with Lindsay.(Martin) O Henry was married but had a terrible situation in his marriage time. Athol Estes marry with O Henry. They had a happy…show more content…
He wrote his books in Ainslee’s and MCclure’s Magazine.(Martin) He worked for this magazine company and published many of his books.(Miller) This place was his main stage of writing in New York City. He wrote and published The Gift of the Magi in the state.(Patterson) New York City was a big city in 1900s. During this time, New York’s population was 3,437,202.(Population) New York City was growing and a condensed city. It was a port city. There were the big port and Erie Canal. The city became large and rich because of those two.(Lambert) Through late 1800s to 1900s, many events happened in America. O Henry wrote some famous story in this period of time. Through 1900s, he wrote lots of his famous stories. He wrote The Gift of the Magi in 1906.(Patterson) He wrote more other short stories during this period of time.(Patterson) There were some changes in America during this time. In America, most of the railroads were finished in 1890s. Also in this time, racism was severe.(Zinn) President of America was Theodore Roosevelt.(Taylor) Until 1900s, the industry of America had rapidly grown. There was the harshest economic depression.(Zinn) Most of these events show that in this time America was growing rapidly. Also it shows that the state is changing. O Henry had special technique for his…show more content…
There was Realism and it was popular. Realism shows truth of the real world. Its style is mostly based on author’s thought. Also, during the same era, there was the Civil War so this influenced Realism. Therefore, the stories contain ideas of war. Mark Twain was one of the famous authors who had Realism in his book during this time. On the other hand, there was also Romanticism in America. It was different from Realism that it was based on fantasy. Romanticism makes audiences to imagine above the real world. It also contains the author’s politics and religion. This originally came from Europe. O Henry was influenced by this philosophy because in his time there was Romanticism in America.(White) He did many things in his life. O Henry wrote lots of various kinds of series. As an example, Four Millions is a famous series written by O Henry. Most of people in America know about this series and stories of books inside of it. This series can be recognized as his master work. The gift if the Magi is one of the stories in the Four Millions. There are other famous short stories in the series.(Patterson) O Henry also wrote many different famous stories. He wrote The Rolling Stones which is magazine.(Connie) He is commonly known as writer but he also wrote magazine. All these books and magazines are popular and well known in
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