Analysis of Dave Pelzer's Autobiography The main character in the autobiography is Dave Pelzer. He is a young child who is both mentally and physically abused by his hateful mother. His most prominent trait is his ability to survive in any situation. Dave’s mother Catherine, started out as a Mrs. Brady, but she snapped one day after weeks of drinking. When her and her husband, Stephan, would fight and he would leave. This left Catherine without someone to take her anger out on....
John Steinbeck Biography John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California, in 1902. He was the third of four children and the only son of John Steinbeck, Sr. and Olive Hamilton Steinbeck. Growing up in a rural valley near the Pacific coast, Steinbeck was an intense reader, and both his father, a local government official, and his mother, a former schoolteacher, encouraged his literary pursuits. In 1919 he graduated from Salinas High School and matriculated at Stanford University, where he...
Abraham Lincoln: Biography Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was very important to the past history of our country. He helped to abolish slavery in this country and kept the American Union from splitting apart during the Civil War. At 22, he moved to New Salem, Illinois. With his gift for swapping stories and making friends, he became quite popular and was elected to the Illinois legislature in 1834. In his spare time, he taught himself law and became a lawyer. In...
Life and Accomplishments of Gaius Julius Caesar Gaius Julius Caesar was a brilliant general, a great politician, and a powerful dictator of the Roman republic. He was born on July 17, 100 BC and he was assassinated on March 15, 44 BC. Caesar's rise to power was not an easy one, in 73 BC he was made a pontiff in Rome. He gained alot of popularity because of this and because he sided with those seeking power outside the circle of nobles, who at that time dominated the Roman senate. He also...
Thurgood Marshall Short Biography (1908- 1993) Thurgood Marshall is one of the most well known figures in the history of civil rights in America and the first Black Supreme Court Justices. He served for 24 years then retired in 1991 due to advancing years and bad health. He died later in 1993 at the age of 85. He also served as the legal director for the NAACP in the years of 1940 through 1961, a pivotal time for the organization, as changing the policy of racial segregation was one of its...
A biography of Bruce Lee's early years, before being acclaimed the "greatest martial artist of all times." Bruce Lee. It’s one of the most recognizable names in the world. Many people know that Lee was a budding motion picture star at the time of his death. Others recognize Lee for his great foresight and innovative contributions to the martial arts. But few people know of Lee’s tumultuous struggle to overcome racism and bridge the gap between White and Asian Americans. Lee was...
Emily Dickinson Biography Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830 in Amherst Massachusetts. She had a younger sister named Lavina and an older brother named Austin. Her mother Emily Norcross Dickinson, was largely dependent on her family and was seen by Emily as a poor mother. Her father was lawyer, Congressman, and the Treasurer for Amherst College. Unlike her mother, Emily loved and admired her father. Since the family was not emotional, they lived a quiet secure life. They rarely...
Biography of Kim Il Sung He was born on April 15, 1912, Pyongyang, to a poor family. His family, a most patriotic and revolutionary one, was in the best of the people's fight for many generations, from the beginning of the modern revolutionary movement of the Korean people for the independence of the country, the freedom and liberation of the people and for the victory of the noble revolutionary best of the working class. He grew up, receiving his revolutionary education at home and acquiring...
A Biography: Vladimir Lenin Tense with expectation, the founder of Russian communism returned from exile to St. Petersburg on April 16, 1917, in a sealed railroad car supplied by his country’s age-old enemy, Germany. The homeland, to which he returned, was ravaged by war and starvation. Near collapse and anarchy, Russia was primed for Vladimir Ilyich Lenin’s impassioned message: “The people need peace, the people need bread, the people need land. We must fight for the social...
Biography of Beethoven Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany in 1770 to Johann van Beethoven and his wife, Maria Magdalena. He took his first music lessons from his father, who was tenor in the choir of the archbishop-elector of Cologne. His father was an unstable, yet ambitious man whose excessive drinking, rough temper and anxiety surprisingly did not diminish Beethoven's love for music. He studied and performed with great success, despite becoming the breadwinner of his household by the time...