“The smiley, goofy, soft-spoken Payton was a sweet person. The cutting, dashing, swiveling Payton was a sweet runner” (Pearlman 183). Walter Payton was born in Columbia, Mississippi, in 1954. Growing up, Walter Payton was poor and his father was an alcoholic. Even at an early age, he showed tremendous athletic
Walter studied at the California Technology College as a Chemistry student, where he conducted research on proton radiology that helped a team win a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1985. His partner and him eventually needed to get a family and a better life. Gretchen, his friend. Gretchen made a fortune later on in life. Walter at the age 50, has a wife and handicap disabled son in his home he’s responsible
Pat Tillman, an NFL superstar who gave it all up to defend our country, embodied the American dream and more. Worked hard on and off the field he earned a comfortable life for him and his family. He not only achieved the American dream, but also gave the ultimate sacrifice of any American – his life. Because of his importance, Sports Illustrated created two different magazine covers to illustrate Pat Tillman's death. The Sports Illustrated “Pat Tillman” cover has a symbolic design.
In the collegiate level he excelled as well winning National Championships and earning awards.In the NBA it was the highlight of his career as he would gain Most Valuable Player Awards and titles for his team.He would also start one of the biggest rivalries in the NBA and set the bar high in the statistical area.After the NBA he encouraged the youth to do things as well William Felton was born on February 12, 1934 in West Monroe, Louisiana to Charles and Katie Russell. When he was baby he was very unhealthy and he battled various illnesses. The family lived in poor African american neighborhoods. As a child growing up in Louisiana as African American in the 1940’s was hard for him and his family.The income in their house was not as good the father worked in a paper
Tennessee Williams endured many trials and errors but these events made him one of Mississippi’s best playwrights of all time. Tennessee Williams or his original name Thomas Lanter Williams was born on March 26, 1911 in Columbus Mississippi(“Tennessee Williams”). He is the son of Cornelius and Edwina Williams and the second child of three kids(“Tennessee Williams”). His father loved work more than his family and he was a gambler and an alcoholic and due
Walter White goes from loving family man to a drug kingpin in a short couple of years, showing his ultimate undoing and demise. Walter White is an average, everyday joe, he is a high school chemistry teacher with a family, pregnant wife, teenage son and loving brother and sister in laws. He is well liked and lives a quiet life, but little does he know, his whole world is about to change right around his fiftieth birthday. Walter passes out at his second job and is rushed to the hospital, tests are done and results come back that Walter has inoperable lung cancer. This is the beginning of Walters downfall, Peripeteia comes into play here when he goes from healthy happy man to sickly desperate man.
He was the quarterback for Hickman High School and an Eagle Scout. As graduation approached he was honored with the name “most versatile boy”. Once he graduated, he enrolled at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He finished in 1940 with a degree in economics. Walton took a small retailer job with the J.C Penney Company.
His father 's name was Walter Whitman and his mother 's name was Lousia Van Velser Whitman. Walt Whitman’s father usually always stayed drunk, so Walt Whitman typically stayed close to his mother through his childhood. Around 1824 Walt Whitman 's family moved to Brooklyn, New York where he went to public school. Walt Whitman enjoyed school learning how to read write and at a early age Walt Whitman knew he wanted to be a writer in whatever he might do in the future, and unfortunately when he turned eleven he had to drop out of school to help work and earn money to help support his family. Walt Whitman often taught himself and often wrote notes of when he walked the streets and went and visited museums.
Katherine Anne Porter was born on May 15, 1890 and died September 18, 1980. Porter was known to be an amazing writer and author in the mid to late 1900s. Known for her smart and clever insight, many of her short stories deal with dark themes such as betrayal, and death. Born and raised in Indian Creek, Texas, she had a short marriage to her first husband, John, and left him to pursue an acting career. “First she moved to Chicago, where she was a journalist and movie extra; then Denver, Colorado, where she worked as a drama critic for the Rocky Mountain News; and then New York City” (LitFinder par.
Walton was a very bad driver (6) and admitted to being hopelessly disordered. (7) People would show up for scheduled appointments from out of town & Sam would be out of town visiting a store. His personal secretary finally refused to make appointments for him, knowing he might not