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Biographical Essay on Thomas Edison (2481 words, 5 pages)
Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Edison was not born into poverty in a backwater midwestern town. he was born on Feb. 11, 1847 to middle-class parents in the bustling port of Milan, Ohio, a community that was the largest wheat shipping center in the world. In 1854, his family moved ... Read More
A Scientific Study of Gender and Autobiographical Memory (2395 words, 7 pages)
Literature ReviewAutobiographical memory involves the retention and retrieval of experiences from ones personal past. Research on autobiographical memory has, in general, not paid a great deal of attention to gender differences. Even though the vast majority of studies related to autobiographical memories have included male and female participants, the differences ... Read More
Autobiographical Recount on Daily Routine (822 words, 1 pages)
While thinking about what to write about for my autobiographical essay, I looked at a special clock that I got from my uncle for Christmas. This clock was special in that it keeps track of the time by lifting up a metal balls one at a time to the top ... Read More
Autobiographical Elements in Richard Wright's Black Boy (3604 words, 5 pages)
Black Boy I. Summary Black Boy by Richard Wright is an autobiographical look at his life. It covers his life from the age of 4 years to his mid 20's. The book shows the life of a young black man growing up in the south with Jim Crow laws and ... Read More
Autobiographical Themes in Gary Paulsen's Writing (942 words, 2 pages)
Gary Paulsen was born May 17, 1939 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is one of America's most popular writers for young people. Gary ran away from home at age 14. He acquired a taste for adventure, which has provided great material that he has used to create his powerful stories. The ... Read More
A Report on Racism Today and during the Life of Robert Peck, and His Autobiographical Novel A Day No Pigs Would Die (1194 words, 2 pages)
Todays society and the society that Richard lives in are plagued with a confusion called Racism. Racism is a behavior performed by the Caucasian country towards the indifference to someone that doesnt look or act like the majority inhabitants. Racism commonly took place during the civil war to determine whether ... Read More
Use of Hunger in the Autobiographical Novel Black Boy by Richard Wright (798 words, 1 pages)
Prompt What is the reason for Wright's use of hunger in the novel? How does hunger actually strengthem his character? Hm...I think I might have kind of strayed a bit form the topic, but i think it's pretty good essay about hunger in the first part of black boy (we ... Read More
An Analysis of the Autobiographical Account of Corrie and Betsie in The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom (431 words, 1 pages)
The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom is the autobiographical account of Corrie and her sister, Betsie. The book takes place during World War II in Holland and Germany. Corrie tells of her home life, her capture, and her ministry to the Jews in the concentration camps. Corrie begins telling ... Read More
Dave Eggers' Autobiographical Memoir and His Approach to Open Mindness (638 words, 1 pages)
"Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open." This quote by Thomas Dewar exemplifies Dave Eggers' autobiographical memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. Dave Eggers uses sentence structure, diction, and specific descriptions to illustrate and get his point across to the reader. He opens up to the ... Read More
An Analysis of Grass Soup, a Semi-Autobiographical Novel by Zhang Xianliang (833 words, 1 pages)
Food Division in Grass Soup Zhang's attitude towards splitting up food rations at the reform camp suggests he has not been completely broken down and reformed by The Party. The significance of the dividing of foods illustrates his remaining integrity and emotions that the hunger has affected, but not removed. ... Read More
An Autobiographical Portrayal of F. Scott Fitzgerald as Jay Gatsby (1969 words, 4 pages)
Dreaming The Impossible Dream An autobiographical portrayal of F. Scott Fitzgerald as Jay Gatsby, in The Great Gatsby Frances Scott Key Fitzgerald, born September 24, 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota, is seen today as one of the true great American novelists. Although he lived a life filled with alcoholism, despair, ... Read More
A Biographical Insight of Herman Melvin - Moby Dick (1438 words, 6 pages)
Herman Melville- Moby Dick I. Biographical Insights A. The culture this great author was a part of was the time in American history where inspiring works of literature began to emerge. It was also a time when American writers had not completely separated its literary heritage from Europe, partly because ... Read More
An Analysis of the Theme of Losses in Elie Wiesel's Autobiographical Story "Night" (398 words, 1 pages)
In the autobiographical story Night by Elie Wiesel, we read of the authors horrifying account during the Holocaust. Through his trials and experiences, we see him lose his faith in his religion, along with in humanity, and in justice. Wiesel tells of his loss of his faith in God. Before ... Read More
A Story of Identity Problem Portrayed in the Autobiographical Book, the Color of Water (1621 words, 3 pages)
The Color of Water The Color of Water is an autobiographical book that parallels the life of the author, James McBride, and his mother Ruth. The story is about a man who is confused about his identity. As a young boy James realized that was not sure of who is ... Read More
Autobiographical Style of the Novel Jane Eyre (1394 words, 2 pages)
Jane Eyre, written in 1847, is a novel written in autobiographical style about an orphan girls quest for love. The novel reflects contemporary life of that period and everything that happens is seen from Jane Eyres, the protagonists point of view. Although the story reflects the language, customs, and style ... Read More
An Analysis of the Biographical Movie Amadeus (556 words, 1 pages)
Amadaus is a biographacal film as seen through the eyes of rival court composer Antonio Salieri on the eve of Salieri's suicide. He is at once fiercely jealous of and totally awestruck by the young Mozart, whose genius as a composer undeniably exceeds that of any other writer Salieri has ... Read More
An Analysis of Biographical Elements in Henrik Ibsen's Play A Doll's House (1815 words, 2 pages)
In both modern and classic literature, many authors make ties to their personal lives. These personal ties are popular among authors because it allows the author to "get inside" their character's heads and give the characters identical situations and emotional responses as the author has experienced in their own life. ... Read More
Autobiographical Elements in the Novel Black Boy (1243 words, 2 pages)
Black Boy was an autobiographical piece written from the perspective of an ordinary African-American living from the era of the Jim Crow South. The book gave the readers a glance at the harsh realities of life that Richard Wright, the author, been through. During the time in which Richard lived ... Read More
Biographical Information Can Be Used to Interpret Poetic Works (802 words, 2 pages)
She Was A Phantom Of Delight A Biographical Interpretation Bonnie J. Thompson English 200-001 October 18, 2000 She Was a Phantom of Delight A Biographical Interpretation By Bonnie Thompson There are several ways to read and interpret poetic works. One of them is interpretation through biographical information. Once one embarks ... Read More
Autobiographical Elements in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams (585 words, 1 pages)
"The Glass Menagerie" as an Autobiographical Play "The Glass Menagerie," a very poignant and moving play, tells the story of Tom Wingfield and his attempt to escape his family. Tennessee Williams' descriptions of the Wingfield family are strikingly similar to his descriptions of his own family, and therefore the play ... Read More
Domestic Violence is Ignored by the Community: Semi-Autobiographical Story The Day It Happened by Rosario Morales (1090 words, 2 pages)
"The Day It Happened" by Rosario Morales is basically about something that happens a lot in Hispanic families. It's about domestic violence and a community that knows all about it. This story is told in the first person point of view by a girl that seems to be the author ... Read More
A Biographical Interpretation of Little Women (1909 words, 3 pages)
A Biographical Interpretation of Little Women The novel, Little Women, is an accurate symbol of nineteenth century ideals however it serves as an even more precise glance into the life of its author, Louisa May Alcott. In fact, when delving into the realm of Alcott's real-life biography and into the ... Read More
An Analysis of the Autobiographical Portrayal of F. Scott Fitzgerald as Jay Gatsby in His Novel The Great Gatsby (1881 words, 7 pages)
Dreaming The Impossible Dream An autobiographical portrayal of F. Scott Fitzgerald as Jay Gatsby, in The Great Gatsby Frances Scott Key Fitzgerald, born September 24, 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota, is seen today as one of the true great American novelists. Although he lived a life filled with alcoholism, despair, ... Read More
An Autobiographical View of Washington Irving (2309 words, 3 pages)
An Autobiographical View of Washington Irving Today I am regarded as one of the first writers to represent an English style of writing throughout the world to gain universal recognition. For fifty years I charmed and instructed the American people and held first place in their affections. I became the ... Read More
An Overview of the Tales of Women and the Autobiographical Novel The Woman Warrior Maxine Hong Kingston (1117 words, 2 pages)
Between the Two Worlds For most immigrants, finding identity and carving out a personal space in an alien culture with its peculiar life-styles, heritage, traditions, and language is difficult. Living on the edge of two distinct communities makes it harder to adjust to the standards of the new culture, and ... Read More
A Summary of Alice Walker's Autobiographical Story (501 words, 1 pages)
What is Beauty? In her autobiographical story Alice Walker tells about how after the accident of losing sight in one eye she was never the same. At the young age of eight she was above all others in wit, looks, and talents. I think that the loss of her sight ... Read More
An Autobiographical Account (1029 words, 2 pages)
Autobiographical Account When I was in 4th grade, leading into my 5th grade summer, I had to deal with my parents divorcing. For a couple of months, I had to deal with not being able to ask my father questions and having my mom, who at the time was annoying ... Read More
An Analysis of the Autobiographical Narrative of Harriet Jacobs by Linda Brent (1070 words, 2 pages)
To the Northern White Woman Hear My Cry! Harriet Jacobs structures her own text - an autobiographical narrative told by "Linda Brent," a generated, first-person narrator - with an awareness of framing and with attention to multiple perspectives. Jacobs knows that context matters and that narratives frequently are contested. The ... Read More
A Review of A Beautiful Mind, a 2001 American Biographical Drama Film (345 words, 1 pages)
A beautiful mind "A Beautiful Mind's" inarguably greatest strength is a beautiful performance by Russell Crowe, whose depiction of schizophrenic genius John Forbes Nash Jr. is continuously compelling--even through the most vexing moments of heavy sentimentality and unabashed melodrama. Based on the life of the Nobel Prize-winning mathematical theorist, Crowe's ... Read More
An Analysis of an Autobiographical Account "My Place" By Sally Morgan's (1415 words, 2 pages)
Sally Morgan's 'My Place' is an autobiographical account of three generations of Aboriginals, which illustrate the social history of Aboriginals from the point of view of an Aboriginal and marks its development as society evolves. Two aboriginals, Gladys and Daisy Corruna, of the Stolen Generations describe the Paternalism which led ... Read More
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