Many people think that The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is written to or for Franklin’s son, however it seems to be written to the general public. Most people believe that Benjamin Franklin is writing to his son. Franklin, at first, might have had the initial intention of writing this autobiography to his son because he started the essay with “dear son” (Franklin 1) and explains to him how he, himself, liked to hear about his ancestor’s stories. After telling the stories, Franklin starts to generalize what he is saying. He starts to tell his life story and his son is never directly mentioned in the book, until he is written about in part three.
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm” (Churchill). Irving was a very successful writer in his time and still well known today. Washington Irving is firmly planted into the tapestry of American literature because of his use of mood and symbolism in his short story, “The Devil and Tom Walker”. Washington Irving was born in New York City in 1783. Irving had a knack for making up authors for stories he created.
Why do people write memoirs? The most obvious answer is that to share their unique journey of life with others. However, it goes far beyond that. By writing memoirs, The writers can also reveal things in their life that they never notice before, some reminisces that become meaningful after time went by, and some decisions that were made subconsciously but profound. The memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City written by Nick Flynn tells Flynn’s arduous journey through life, having a father who never shows up and a mother who committed suicide during his time in college.
Hans Huberman was Liesel’s foster dad. He taught her how to read and write and also showed her generous love and care. “Possibly the only good to come out of these nightmares was that it brought Hans Hubermann, her new papa, into the room, to soothe her, to love her. He came every night and sat with her” (Zusak 36). His love is what brought her through all the rough times.
As a Priest, Arthur Dimmesdale has a status that places him above the ordinary townsperson. Coming from, “one of the great English universities,” (Hawthorne 61) he has an excellent education to use in his preaching, placing him on a social pedestal, above everybody else, including Hester. As he speaks to
In 1924, he had the brilliant idea to move to France to make a positive change to his work, this sort of enlightenment had great results a year after he had changed his environment, "The Great Gatsby" was made. Many dare to assure is the grates novel of he 20th century, even of all time but that goes after every reader's judgement. The novel made a huge fortune and make himself very proud of it. He was a very smart man, who tried to beat every past novel he wrote but that became very hard for him.
(Zinn Movie), Howard Zinn had quite a bit of influence and when he got together with a group he usually forced them to push forward. He did this with SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), by forcing them onto the world stage. Zinn was a very generous man and did his best to share the power of the people with other people and groups he deemed worthy of it. Zinn’s power enabled him to get a large following at Boston University and across the globe. He also stated that he “had 400 students a semester” (Zinn Movie).
The Raven: Sound Devices Edgar Allan Poe has been called literature's “most brilliant star,” but he is also very known for an unstable life. Poe was abandoned by his father at birth, loss his mother at 3, and was kicked out of college at age 18. As a result, his upbringing would allow him to struggle much of his adult life; but Poe did land jobs at some literary magazine companies, opening the opportunity for him to write short stories. Poe most famous story “The Raven” was also famous because of his use of sound devices that allowed him to create tone allowing the reader to better understand the story. One sound device he uses is internal rhyme.
John Steinbeck is a famous 20th century American author whose books are still widely popular today. John Steinbeck lived from 1902-1968. He was born on February 27, 1902, in Salinas, California, to Ernst and Olive Steinbeck. Steinbeck released his first novel, Cup of Gold, in 1929. At first, the book did not attract much attention.
Diversity has been an integral part of the fabric of my life. Growing up as an Army Brat was very multi faceted. One of the most positive elements was the exposure I received in my schools and on post. My childhood neighborhoods were rich with different cultures, races and religious backgrounds. Many of my oldest friends share unique traditions that to the average town, would seem remarkable and even unfathomable.
Have you ever read a book that changed your opinion on a certain subject, or on the author? Francis Scott Fitzgerald has influenced and possibly changed the opinions of his readers by relating his personal life into a few of his novels. Francis Scott Fitzgerald connects his life into his first two novels, The Beautiful and Damned and This Side of Paradise. He includes important events that occurred all throughout his life; from his childhood until the last years of his life. For example, his biggest influences, his greatest accomplishments, and even the downfall of his life.
Dr. Seuss is one of the most well-known American author and illustrator of children’s books. His writing has had and continued to have an outstanding impact on our nation readers. Theodor Geisel’s most well known american author “title” didn’t come immediate. Theodor’s journey began when he “moved into a walk-up apartment on New York’s Lower West Side while he tried to establish himself as a cartoonist(Philip Nel.).” After a year Theodor found his career that was going to make him famous, advertising, little did he know that one day he would be America 's best well
On February 27, 1902 in Salinas Valley, California John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. was born to John Ernst Steinbeck Sr. and Olive Hamilton Steinbeck. He lived a modest childhood, as his father held multiple jobs in order to support the family. For a short time Steinbeck attended Stanford University, but in 1925 he dropped out to pursue his career as a writer. Later that year he went to New York to find inspiration for his first book which he would later name Cup of Gold.
Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America is a biography that tells the life and success of Abraham Lincoln. At the beginning it talks about his life and how rough he grew up. As Lincoln grew up he wanted to learn to read and write because he was ashamed that his father couldn 't. Lincoln learning to read and write was a key factor to help him win the election and become as successful as he was. Even as a young child Lincoln claims to naturally be anti-salvory ( page 281). This is important to his stand point during the war.