Despite being a critic and writer, Edgar Allan Poe still had a love connection with his 13 year old cousin,Virginia, whom he married in 1836. However, it did not last long because Virginia died in 1847 from tuberculosis. According to Bio.com, Poe suffered from the loss of his wife, poor health, and money issues. Poe was last seen on October 7, 1949 in the hospital, which he supposedly states, “Lord, help my poor soul,” (“Edgar Allan Poe”). In an addition, no one really knows how he died some say alcoholism, others say rabies, epilepsy, or carbon monoxide, but everyone will remember his works.
From the age of eight until her death, Sylvia Plath struggled with mental illness. Along with frequent therapy visits, she wrote poetry to reflect the many events in her life. She wrote about everything, from the things that brought her great joy to the things that drove her to attempt suicide. One recurring topic of her poems is her father, Otto Plath, who she adored until he died of undiagnosed diabetes when she was eight. This event sparked a lifetime of depression and anger towards her father.
He felt that he was called to be a writer, even though his father did not approve. He published his first book of literary work called An Inland Voyage at the age of twenty-eighty (biography.com Editors). All of his life, he was extremely sickly and ill. He suffered from what was most likely undiagnosed tuberculosis. This caused hemorrhaging lungs (biography.
Richard Matheson’s, “I am Legend” uses the parallel plot to inform the reader of Robert Neville of how his past shaped him into the man he is presently. One of Robert’s most defining moments is when Virginia his wife was dying of the disease rapidly spreading around the city. The one day after losing his daughter, “Virginia Neville’s heart had stopped.” She was the love of Robert’s life and losing her sent him into a state of shock which he would never recover from and which would shape his will to survive in the present. Through the flashbacks Matheson describes how after losing his wife and daughter Robert felt alone and depressed. Being lost not knowing what to do, Robert remising saying “Choices seemed pointless now.
Bram Stoker was born on November 8,1847 and was known for his works of literary art throughout his life. He was born with the name Abraham Stoker in Dublin, Ireland. Stoker was a sickly child, mostly bedridden during his early childhood years from an unknown illness. However, during this time period, his mother entertained him with stories and legends from Sligo, which included supernatural tales and accounts of death and disease. Especially influential to the mind of young stoker were the stories she related about the cholera epidemic of 1832 which claimed thousands of lives.
Devil’s Island On November 30th, 1933, in Seattle, Washington, Mr. Pyle turned on the gas and cut one of his wrists. A few minutes later his wife smelled the gas and found her husband who police said was “despondent over financial troubles,” and brought him to the hospital. The Great Depression influenced many crimes and suicides that were necessary for most people to commit due to their financial deprivation. Financial stress being the number one cause for this violence, made it very hard for many families to succeed during the 1920s. If you disobeyed the rules of society, they sent you to prison.
**********Exploring the Joyce 's traumatizing childhood experiences************* Hello, folks!! As I have cited on Discussion 8 as the following: During his academic periods, he excelled through the University College Dublin, although his father was an alcoholic and eventually unemployed, which contributed to the emotional isolation of his mother. Howevaer, James must love her, because he drank heavily after his mother 's death, caused by liver cancer in 1904. According to the James Joyce Centre, Joyce wrote to a colleague to answer that "he believed his mother was killed by his father 's behavior" (James Joyce Centre, 2014). , not only James Joyce, but also any children would have struggled to understand their own mother 's emotional stresses, due to the uncertain financial pressures, and especially the dysfunctional family circumstances, although the mother may be performing a social role as a "shock absorber" economically and emotionally to serve for her husband and children (Suzuki, 2017).
My family history is riddled with mental illness. My great grandfather committed suicide after cycling through three families leaving behind nine children. My Aunt spent the majority of her life in a sanatorium, she lost her four children and sense of reality due to her institutionalization. My grandfather died of a stroke, after struggling with Alcoholism and PTSD the majority of his life. His relationships with his six children were profoundly strained due to his abuse when they were children, resulting in him dying with few family members near.
Soon after leaving she sent Parr an apology letter showing that she was not completely innocent in the whole situation. Catherine Parr died on September 5, 1548 and after her death Seymour got an active interest in Elizabeth’s property and began questioning her steward. However on March 29, 1549, Thomas Seymour was executed and all Elizabeth had to say was “There died a man with much wit and very little judgement (Zamoyska).” Edward VI died of Tuberculosis at age fifteen and his half sister Mary I was crowned. During Mary’s reign Thomas Wyatt, a Protestant, led a rebellion against her and Elizabeth was sent to the Tower as a prisoner for being suspected of consulting with Wyatt about the rebellion. When Mary died after a five year reign she was married to Philip II of Spain, childless, and England was in major debt from wars between Spain and France.