In school he was never a dedicated student. When he was little he started reading more and more. Once he got his own library card Gary spent hours upon hours alone in the basment of his apartment building reading one book after another. When he was 14 years old he ran away from home and joined a traveling carnival. while travaling with the circus he acquired a taste for adventure.
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.
When Carrey was in junior high school, his teachers quelled his bad behavior by letting him share some of his comedy routines with the class. His father Percy lost his job as an accountant when Carrey was 14 and the family fell on hard times. The family had to move into the Toronto suburb of Scarborough. Carrey’s father had to start working as a janitor in the Titan Wheels Factory. Carrey formerly a good student started working eight-hour shifts after school and his grades were dropping.
Under the care of this "decayed dominie", he earned a few guineas—his first literary fee—by revising for the press a new edition of Paul and Virginia. Hood left his private school master at 14 years of age and was admitted soon after into the counting house of a friend of his family, where he "turned his stool into a Pegasus on three legs, every foot, of course, being a dactyl or a spondee. "; However, the uncongenial profession affected his health, which was never strong,and he began to study engraving. The exact nature and course of his study is unclear and various sources tell different stories. Reid emphasizes his work under his maternal uncle Robert Sands.
Disney’s Father – Elias – acquired shares in the O-Zell jelly factory in Chicago and moved his family back to the city in 1917. Disney began his freshman year at McKinley High School and took night courses at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. By this time he became the cartoonist for the school newspaper. Walt had hopes of joining the army, and had dropped out of high school at 16 years old. However, he had been rejected for being under aged.
His friend Paul Gauguin joined in October. Van Gogh’s mental state was alternating because of the depression he had. In December of 1888, he attacked Paul Gauguin with an open razor, but was stopped by Gauguin. Later that day, van Gogh cut his left ear lobe, then he wrapped it and gave it to a prostitute named Rachel telling her to “keep this object carefully.” After that, he was sent to a mental hospital. While he was there, he made some of his best works.
Explore how Steinbeck presents the settings of the bunkhouse and Crooks’ room. Of Mice and Men is a novel written by John Steinbeck. It was published in 1937. The novel talks about the conditions of the migrant workers of North California and the common dream each of them had in the 1920’s and 30’s. This novel was set during the Great Depression in which the country suffered a great economical down fall.
Morrie’s doctor guessed he had about two years left to live but morrie knew it was less. Morrie then conducts a living funeral that way he could here all the wonderful things people would say about him unlike actual funerals. The student- Mitch explains how he lost touch with morrie and abandoned his dreams. He gets masters in journalism and, He drowns himself in work after the death of his beloved uncle, and the many failed attempts of becoming a famous pianist. He then meets Janine and marries her after 7 years of being together.
Frost wrote many for his high school newspaper and attended Dartmouth University for less than a semester before he realized that school wasn’t the place for him. He then did local odd jobs to collect money for his family and got his first poem, “My Butterfly”, published in a New York newspaper in 1894.
As a child, he dropped out of school at the age of 14 to travel and explore, but went back to become a writer later on in his life. In 1897, London and his brother in law sailed to join the Klondike Gold Rush where the setting takes place in his first successful stories. He was inspired to write his first short story, “To Build a Fire”, after his struggles during his visit to the Klondike. Some of his other famous stories are The Call of the Wild, White Fang, The Sea-Wolf, and many other successful novels. Jack London passed away at the age of 40 at his ranch in Sonoma in 1916.