Personal Influence On Literature

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Personal Influence on Literature Pieces
In the three literature pieces by authors F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dylan Thomas, and George Orwell their personal life experiences, where they are located geographically, as well as the different time era they are born and raised in influenced their work and writing style. In this essay, the discussion will be about how biographical, literary criticism looks at the life of the author concerning his writings, and the different ways the life of the writer is exhibited in their pieces of work. These authors took inspiration from their surroundings and lifestyle and put this influence into their literature pieces. Events happening in the world during their writing career impacted what they wrote about in their
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In 1917 at the age of 21, he submitted his first novel for publication. The Charles Scribner's Sons rejected his book, but they encouraged him to keep writing. That rejection began a pattern of continuous editing and revising that would characterize his writing style for the rest of his career. The Fitzgeralds enjoyed their fame and fortune, and his novels reflected that lifestyle. He often wrote about the privileged lives of wealthy, aspiring socialites. His literary aspiration soon began to take a backseat to his lavish, partying lifestyle, and critics began to doubt his value. After living in various cities the Fitzgerald family eventually moved to Europe, settling on the French Riviera. It was in Europe that Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby, published in 1925 and to this date considered his best novel and a masterpiece of American literature. He was inspired by the era he was living in, "The Roaring Twenties" which is the same era he wrote The Great Gatsby in. In the 1920’s there was a difference between the upper social classes, and this was shown in Fitzgerald's writing. There was the old aristocracy, which is what Daisy and Tom Buchanan were, and the newly rich, which is what Gatsby was. Fitzgerald…show more content…
Orwell was the son of a British civil servant; he spent his first days living in India, where his father was stationed. His mother eventually brought him and his older sister, to England in 1904 and settled in Henley-on-Thames. His father stayed in India and would rarely visit. In 1911 he went to the school St. Cyprian's in the town of Eastbourne, where he first started classes. Orwell began writing at an early age, supposedly writing his first poem around the age of four. He later wrote, "I had the lonely child's habit of making up stories and holding conversations with imaginary persons, and I think from the very start my literary ambitions were mixed up with the feeling of being isolated and undervalued." One of his first writing successes was when he had a poem published in his local newspaper at the young age of 11. Although he was a lonely child and he may have appeared to have a dull personality, he was able to make up for that in academics. Orwell won multiple scholarships to various schools. On a partial scholarship, Orwell noticed that the school system would treat the wealthier students better than, the poorer ones. He was not popular with his peers, and during stressful times he would seek comfort in books and literature pieces by authors such as Rudyard Kipling and H.G. Wells, among others which would later influence his work. After school, he joined the Indian Imperial Police Force
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