Welcome

Anti Essays offers essay examples to help students with their essay writing.

Sign Up

Oprah Essay

  • Submitted by: sciarappa
  • on June 11, 2012
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 1,678 words

Open Document

Below is an essay on "Oprah" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples.

Is it possible for one woman to have such an influence on the world? Is it possible for her to change the lives for many people?   Everyone wants a Miracle to happen to them. “Do the one thing you think you cannot do.   Fail at it. Try again.   Do better the second time.   The only people who never tumble are those who never mount high wire. This is your moment own it.” (brainy) Oprah Winfrey is someone who started from having nothing. Today she is changing the world by changing the lives of others.
Oprah Gail Winfrey was born January,29,1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Her mother had only had her when she was a teenager and had to go look for a job so, Oprah lived with her grandmother , Hatti Mae Lee. Hatti lived in a horrible neighborhood. They were very poor. Oprah did not have any friends when she was younger. Since she lived on a farm she would talk to the farm animals and play with them. She was very creative and had an imaginative mind. Oprah’s Grandmother had taught her how to read before she reached the age of three. This had made Oprah skip a few grades in school. Oprah loved to read. Hatti was very religious and had Oprah reading the bible and going to church all the time.   When Oprah was six her mother, Vernita Lee found a job as a cleaning lady so she was sent to live with her in Milwaukee.   When Oprah’s mom was working Oprah would get repeatedly   raped and molested by her cousins.   This had occurred from aged nine to thirteen . Oprah started to become fresh by answering her mother back and misbehaving. Her cousins were not the only ones who were molesting her. Her uncle, her mother’s boyfriend, and her uncle had also raped her. Oprah ran away when she was thirteen because she was sick of this abuse.   When Oprah was fourteen she got pregnant. She was devastated and her son died shortly after he was born. After this Oprah’s mother had sent Oprah to live with her dad in Nashville, Tennessee. Vernon Winfrey was very strict but this is what Oprah had wanted a...

Show More


Citations

MLA Citation

"Oprah". Anti Essays. 21 Feb. 2018

<http://www.antiessays.com/free-essays/Oprah-273547.html>

APA Citation

Oprah. Anti Essays. Retrieved February 21, 2018, from the World Wide Web: http://www.antiessays.com/free-essays/Oprah-273547.html