In 1967, the family moved to Jakarta, where Obama’s half-sister Maya Soetoro was born. From ages six to ten, Obama was being raised in Jakarta then until his mother sent him back to Honolulu. Afraid for his safety and his education, she sent him to live in Hawaii with his grandparents, Madelyn and Stanley Dunham. Barack’s mother finally returned to Hawaii in 1994 and lived there for one year before dying of ovarian cancer. 1979 - 1994 Following his high school graduation, Obama moved to Los Angeles in 1979 to attend Occidental College but transferred just 2 years later to Columbia University in New York City, where he majored in political science in 1983.
The Background of ‘Of Mice and Men�� by John Steinbeck: America in the 1930s The author – John Ernst Steinbeck * Born February 27th 1902 – Salinas, California - Irish/Scottish/English Decent * Third child of John Ernst Steinbeck (German decent) and Olive Hamilton Steinbeck (Irish decent). * Father was originally a moderately successful businessman – managed a flour mill and owned an animal feed and grain stores, which went bankrupt and then later became the Treasure of Monterey Country. * Mother was a schoolteacher before she married – passed on love of reading to her son, who could read fluently by the age of 5. * Wished to become a writer from the age of 14. * Wrote short stories in high school – sent some off to a local magazine under a pseudonym.
She has two sons, Mark and Coco, who are respectively 16 and 12 years old. She says “And maybe it was superstition that made me wait that extra stretch of time before getting pregnant again” , where she refers back to her brother and her, who were born 2 years apart. Three weeks earlier, Mark lost his best friend Peter in a car accident. At the end of the story, she is talking about Henry VIII when she got him in high school, when her teacher wrote “divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived” on the board. It is hard to explain the story’s structure.
Luis Valdez wrote about Chicano issues in his drama, Los Vendidos. It showed the discrimination and exploitation of Chicanos in the United States and how they were treated by society. Valdez also examined the stereotypes of Mexican through all the characters and their
Hector Del Pozo History 378 Instructor: Frank Alduino AN INTERVIEW WITH EDWIN VALER FOR THE IMIGRATION ORAL HISTORY RESEARCH PAPER INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY HECTOR DEL POZO BALTIMORE, MARYLAND NOVEMBER 3, 2013 BIOGRAPHY Edwin Valer was born March 12 1965 in the small region of Abancay, Peru. He was one of seven brothers and sisters, being brought up in a really humble Christian home. At the age of seventeen losing his father due to the shinning path (Internal conflict) lead by Sendero Luminoso, he was forced to grow up fast. Moving to the capital of Lima, Peru at the age of 20 to better him self and help his family that was struggling. Having one aunt and his older brother leave for the United states 1984, he was determined to follow that path at any cost, with the horrible living conditions in Peru and the lack of opportunities to clime the social latter and better yourself.
He won best guitarist at the 2005 Esky Music Awards. Saul Hudson was born on July 23, 1965 and was born in England. Both of his parents were in the entertainment business in some form, his mother was a clothing designer (David Bowie hired her for costumes) and his father was an art director for a British record company. When Slash was 11 him and his mother left his father behind in England and headed off for Los Angeles, although he eventually met up with the two in Los Angeles many years later. Slash felt like an outsider in school because he did not really fit in with the other children.
His father called Andrew Armstrong worked as a jazz musician, and his mother called Olie Jackson worked at Rod`s Hickory Pit. His father died of cancer on September 10,1982, when Billie was about 10 years old. About 22 years later Green Day recorded one of their albums called American Idiot. This album considers social problems. It can be seen as anti-war allegory against the policy of George Bush and the USA invasion to Iraq.
This day was portray in one of his essays called, “Notes of a Native Son”. When Baldwin was fifteen, his high-school friend, Emile Capouya, skipped school one day and, while in Greenwich Village he met Beauford Delaney, a painter. Emile gave James the address, and suggested a visit. James, who worked at a sweatshop nearby and dreaded going home after school, visited Beauford. He became a mentor to Baldwin, and Beauford’s influence brought him to his first realization that a black person could be an artist.
After finishing his studies, Eric joined the Indian Imperial Police in Burma. He resigned and returned to England in 1928 having grown to hate imperialism. He adopted his pen name in 1933, while writing for the New Adelphi. Orwell lived for several years in poverty and was sometimes homeless. He eventually found work as a schoolteacher until ill health forced him to give this up to work part-time in a secondhand bookshop in Hampstead.
The repetitive use of the word "charter'd" stresses Blake's anger at the political times and his feeling towards the ruling classes with their controlling laws and oppressive ways. He taunts in the poem to say that it is not only every street they want to control but even the River Thames which should normally be free for all but in this case it too is "charter'd". The poem focuses on the social and political background of London and highlights differences in the wealth of the ruling classes and the povertyfacing the common man. Free speech is curtailed to avoid Londoners following the example of their French counterparts. The people of London are described as being weak and full of woe as the marks on their faces reveal.