Richard Carlton Born in November 12, 1724 was raised to a religious catholic community of Alnwick, Northumberland, England. Carlton was well-known in the New England Colonial Society as a man highly respected for his service and knowledge. As a child Carlton attended the Alnwick elementary school he then graduated from Oxford, England in 1742 with a degree in business. As a man of opportunist Carlton came to the land of Opportunity, The American colony. He arrived in Virginia, New England in 1748 and met a lovely young lady named Sarah, whom he then married a year later; they then had twins Edward and Thomas born in August 21 1755 followed by their daughter Jane in January 15 1757.
Although she was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family, she married a black man, and then went on the raise all her children as Christians. Although facing adversity for these reasons, James McBride and his siblings still became successful, mostly because of the strength his mother provided for his family. All of the McBride children were put through college by his mother, even though they often struggled with finances. McBride tells how certain events in his everyday life and his background shaped and molded him into who he is today. I believe that in writing this book, McBride is establishing the fact that he is very proud of his success and how his mother was key in helping him accomplish it, but most of all, proud of his mother for being who she was.
MacLeish has written an amazing play based on extremely old story from bible and transferred it in, quite a modern setting. Though the idea of events are the same, digging deeper into both main characters of stories we can see how they are related but also see few major differences. Starting with most obvious comparison of Job and J.B. is who they are. J.B. is a millionaire who lived in New England after WWII, while Job was a wealthy man in Uz, millennium before Christ. Both Job and J.B. had wives named Sarah and lots of children.
Lee’s military brilliance was such that his tactics are still taught today at West Point, even though he fought for the Confederacy. While this war has been vilified by historians, his character was to such a high degree that no historian as been able to slander or defame his name. For, above all of his military prowess, Lee was first and foremost a devout Christian, “My chief concern is to try and be an humble, earnest Christian” (Lee qtd. in Wilkins). During the retreat from Petersburg, an orderly described him as being, “Self-contained and serene…It was a striking illustration of Christian fortitude, the result of an habitual endeavor to faithfully perform the duties of one’s station, and of unquestioning trust in the decrees of an all-wise Creator” (Wilkins 315).
Her parents, William Mitchell and Lydia Coleman, followed the Quaker religious views. One of the the things this religion taught, was the idea that men and women were intellectually equal between each other. That's why Mr. Mitchell insisted that his daughters receive the same education as boys received. Mr. Mitchell was a banker, an active observer and worked for the US Coast Survey. Maria was influenced by her father in her career and she learned most about astronomy by assisting him.
Since he was born, the government has had an eye on him. The main reason being, his parents genes had matched up perfectly and gave good promise for a great commander. There is a strict limit on how many kids adults can have, so by law, the parents had no choice whether or not to give up their son to the military. But, Ender was given a choice. He decided to go.
John Pierpont Morgan, more commonly known as J.P. Morgan, is widely known for being a philanthropist, financier, and the most powerful American banker in the early 1900s. J.P. Morgan was born on April 17, 1837 in the northeast of the U.S. in Hartford, Connecticut to father, Junius Spencer Morgan and mother, Juliet Pierpont Morgan, both a very prestigious upper class family. They were also a religious family that was a part of the Episcopalian Church. The Episcopal Church is an Anglican Christian church that describes themselves as “Protestant, yet Catholic.” J.P. Morgan learned religious practices from his father, which influenced him greatly, and would later teach his children to become Episcopalian. J.P. Morgan’s father, Junius Spencer
Clive Staples Lewis, better known under the pen name C. S. Lewis, is probably one of the most popular, respected, and beloved children’s writers of the 20th century reaching the height of his acclaim through his Chronicles of Narnia Series. However while he may be best known for writing childhood fiction he also impacted his time drastically by writing religious paraphernalia. During his lifetime he was successfully able to find a balance of recognition and respect for his fiction and nonfiction works. Overall C. S. Lewis impacted his time period equally as both a writer and a Christian helping him to inspire both children and adults’ beliefs in Christianity. When Lewis was 18 he turned down a scholarship to oxford in order to join the British
Although he came from a family of eight children, Malcolm was raised well and given a good education. His father was an outspoken minister and his mother was a stay at home mom with all the kids. His father was a faithful believer in Black Nationalist supporter Marcus
Malcolm Little who’s known to modern America as Malcolm X and to the Nation of Islam as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was a man of great stature. Malcolm along with his eight brothers and sisters; Ella, Earl, Mary, Wilfred, Hilda, Philbert, Reginald, and Yvonne all lived a decent life for being in the 18th century, their parents Earl and Louise Little, two very strong individuals who cared, shaped and molded Malcolm into the man he became. His father Earl played the most important role in his life showing him what it means to be a man; Malcolm’s father, a Garvyite showed him favoritism, this could have been because Malcolm’s skin was lighter that the rest of his sibling, “Thinking about it now, I feel definitely that just as my father favored me for being lighter than the other children, my mother gave me hell for the same reason” (Malcolm X 82). Along with the favoritism he received he also was given opportunities to join his father in his meetings. Earl took Malcolm to his U.N.I.C meetings held in houses of the members of churches where his father preached.