Moliere was born in Paris France on January 15, 1622, the son of prosperous middle class, bourgeois parents. At birth he was named Jean-Baptiste Poquelin and later he adopted and known as Moliere. He was known as a happy go lucky child who tends to satirize his mother’s priest in an immature manner. His parents sent him to great schools to be trained in Law, but would later be disappointed by their son’s choice of career path. After the death of his stepmother who he was close to, he tried his best to follow in his father’s footsteps, but his father’s ruthless and stubborn ways drove Moliere further away by age 21.
Joseph Von Fraunhofer was born March 6, 1787 in Bavaria. He was born to parents that were both glassmakers by trade. His mother came from a long line of glassmakers and his father, as well as grandfather were both master artisans in glassmaking (Kennelly). Some say that this is why Fraunhofer had such a knack for optics, as he was surrounded by them from day 1. Unfortunately, before age twelve both of his parents had passed away leaving him orphaned.
Within the first pages, Oates developed and introduced the characters, established a setting and touched on the major events that impacted the main characters. Years later, as Genna introduced her book, which she claims held no title, about the death of Minette Swift, she stated, “Some truths are lies my father Maximilian Meade has said. My father was a man who acquired fame and notoriety for such inflammatory statements, that fill some of us with rage. No truths can be lies is my preferred belief. And so I begin, my text without a title in the service of justice” (2).
His humble beginnings and small homeland instilled in him an ambition to prevail over these shortcomings. This ambition, though not a fault in and of itself, was possibly his downfall and controlled most of his life decisions. For example, Bonaparte made valuable connections with important leaders of the French revolution by befriending them quickly leading to a promotion. “I no longer consider myself a mere general, but a man called upon to decide the fate of the people.” Napoleon declared this soon after one of his earliest victories phrasing it almost as if he’d been chosen upon by god like the royalty that preceded him. But revolutionary leaders don’t lead revolutions because they were selected by a divine being, they lead because their country is in dire need of change.
Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier was a Chemist during the French Revolution. He is mainly known for his breakdown of Aristotle’s four elements, his establishment of the conservation of mass, and his theory of what verifies an experiment and its data. However, he was also widely known for his involvement in politics that eventually led to his demise in the middle of his work. Lavoisier grew up as a part of the French bourgeois with a comfortable lifestyle and access to a good education (Cobb and Goldwhite 153). His social status came not only from his father’s career as a lawyer, but from his mother’s inheritance.
During this time Rousseau began to study music, math and philosophy. Rousseau moved to Paris at age 30 where he met Therese Levasseur. Therese lived with him and gave him five children which he convinced Therese, for the sake of her honor and their money situation, to give up each child to a hospital. In Rousseau 's book of confessions he admitted those were not the true reasons he abandoned his children which shows his true character. While living in France Rousseau lived under the Monarchy of King Louis XV, whos deterioration of the royal throne helped the French Revolution to start.
Maximilien Robespierre was a French lawyer and also a politician he graduated of the university of Paris and got a degree in law in 1781. For the King and Queen coronation Robespierre was note worthy with his performance he was the one chosen to deliver a speech to them. But poor Robespierre was snubbed by the king and queen also left without acknowledging Robespierre. Afterwards he took a public role for changes in the French monarchy politically. He also became part of the social philosopher ,interest by the idea of a man who stands alone with his conscience.
At the age of 19 he got married to a woman named Qiguan they had their first child at the age of 20. He worked in many different jobs from farmhand to bookkeeper in his twenties so that he could pay for his mother to have a proper burial as she died when he was 23. By 501BC Confucius with teachings had become quite well-known so when there was a change of leadership that year the leadership sought to gain his allegiance by appointing him the governor of a small town. He served in many posts over his career and soon rose to the title of Minister of Crime. However, Confucius became angry with the Duke whom he served because he was devoting his time to the horses and women that a neighbouring leader had sent to him as a gift.
He pioneered the idea of self-help through his own work. Although he had less than three years of schooling, he taught himself everything he knew, from French to Italian and Spanish to even learning how to play the guitar, harp, and violin. At the age of twelve, he became restless with school so his father arranged for him to apprentice with his older brother at a boston printing press. He began to start writing when his brother started publishing a paper. In this paper, he anonymously wrote and published 14 articles, that later became known as the Silence Dogood papers, that slandered government officials and praising the virtue of some fellow citizens.
The great poet, Robert Frost, was born March 26,1874 in San Francisco, California (Robert Frost Biography). At a young age Frost was presented with the traumatic news of his father’s, William Prescott, death due to the cause of tuberculosis (Robert Frost Biography). This incident was just the first of many that might have caused his use of individualism and symbolism throughout his poems. After his father’s tragic death, he moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts with his mother and sister (Robert Frost Biography). Frost attended Lawrence High School where he graduated as valedictorian.
However, in the very few times he mentioned his boyhood, he alludes to being taught by a tutor of Jewish heritage who taught him to repeat the Decalogue in Hebrew. The island of Nevis had recently been flooded with Jews due to the persecution in Brazil and the lust of sugarcane profit. His mother also taught him as much as she could by teaching him French. Rachel moved her two sons to St. Croix in the now U.S. controlled Virgin Islands in late 1765 where Hamilton spent the rest of his childhood. Hamilton continuously credits his mother for his entire being, including his intelligence, which is why her death created a determination in him that never settled.
The Jacobins are composed of men and women ranging from many different backgrounds. Whether it be lawyers or intellectuals, new members are always welcome. With strength in numbers, together, we can turn this great country around, and get itself back on the right track. Although we have been labeled as “radicals”, we truly see the way France is heading, and we do not like it. The system is broken and our leaders have failed us.
There are many lessons we learn throughout our lives, and these lessons will help to become a better person. The novel,” A Lesson Before Dying,” the author Ernest J. Gaines had us notice how the character of Grant has changed from being an insensitive man to an compassionate human being. This novel discusses about the race relations and the experience of what a young man named Jefferson went through of being wrongly accused of murder. Grant, a school teacher was asked by Miss Emma to go and teach Jefferson how to die with dignity. Grant was a hopeless and selfish man at first, but towards the end he learned his lesson.
In his arrival in France, Benjamin Franklin played his role to the hilt and set a symbolic figure for the French. His setting of a symbolic figure is admirable in my opinion because it shows that he was a man who would set an expectation and surpass it. I also admire that he was seen as a person who would not make it far just because of his childhood and how he was not wealthy or anything. One quote that makes me see him as a symbolic figure of wisdom is, Picture me, he wrote a friend, “very plainly dressed, wearing my thin gray straight hair that peeps out under my only coiffure, a fine fur cap, which comes down to my forehead almost to my spectacles. Think how this must appear among the powdered heads of Paris. '
Thomas was a man of science, politics, journalism, and mathematics. Thomas wrote many pieces that still inspire people today Thomas Hobbes was born prematurely on April 5th of 1588 in Westport, England. He had once said, "My mother gave birth to twins: myself and fear." Thomas Hobbes Sr, Hobbes’ father, was vicar of the local parish and had abandoned his family. He left behind his three children to his brother.