Hitler Essay

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Hitler is most commonly known for the unforgivable deeds that he committed in hislifetime. Those acts were terrible and left a scar on the world that can never be mended.However, Hitler did possess extreme brilliance. He was innovative and smart, but as hismind was tainted and as he turned against non-Aryans over time, the possibility of usinghis brilliance to be an artist slowly drifted from his mind. He was originally a young manwho moved to Vienna to become an artist, but his dreams changed to somethingcompletely different.On April 20, 1889, Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria-Hungary, atown located on the borders of Austria and Hungary. He was the fourth child of themarriage of Alois Hitler, a custom official who was 51 years old at the date of Adolf’s birth and his wife was 28. Adolf had a sister, Paula; a half brother, Alois; and a half sister, Angela. Six years after Adolf’s birth, his father retired and moved to Linz, Austriawhere Adolf received good marks in elementary school, but he did not do well in highschool. Adolf’s harsh, short-tempered father was angry about how poorly he did in highschool and wanted him to become a civil servant, not an artist like his son wanted to.Later, he wrote: “I yawned and grew sick to my stomach at the thought of sitting in anoffice, deprived of my liberty; ceasing to be the master of my own time and beingcompelled to force the content of a whole life into blanks that had to be filled out”(Haugen, 20). In 1903, Alois died and Adolf was able to convince his mother to let him drop out at the age of sixteen 2 ½ years later. Hitler’s mother drew a widow’s pensionand owned some property. Adolf did not have to work, spending his days daydreaming,drawing pictures, and reading.Hitler went to Vienna, the capital of Austria-Hungary, in 1907, to continue to pursuehis dream of being an artist. The first time he attempted

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