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Biographical Essay Examples

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The Inspiration for Grease the Musical
Sadem Salem Theatre 100 Due: 03/17/2011 Grease, the musical Jim Jacobs, the creator of Grease. He lived in Chicago, Illinois, when he got the inspiration to create a musical about Teens in high school, about the drama of love, and their style of living their own lives. He was one of the co-creators of the play, and...
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Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck
Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck was born on All Fool's Day in
1815, during the Hundred Days, and he died in Friedrichsruh on
July 30, 1898, while the European powers were partitioning
Africa and extending their dominion over parts of Asia. A
political genius, Bismarck used everything from his legacy to
his connections to b...
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Marilyn Monroe
"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am
out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me
at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best,"
("Marilyn Monroe Quotes.") was once said by the famous sex symbol
Marilyn Monroe. Monroe grew up in foster homes, marrie...
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James Joyce
It is undenyable that James Joyce, the author of legendary short stories ,as well as. Novels in the 19th century, is one of the most influencial and controversial writers in the history of literature. This is a good start, but your introduction needs atleast 10 more sentences. Also needs a thesis to direct the reader. A...
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald grew up and lived comfortably off his mother’s inheritance when he was young. When he was young, he did not have a poor life but was not wealthy either, but knew what it was like to be a middle class citizen. The first writing to be published was a detective story he wrote when he was thirteen. When was...
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Albert Einstein
Throughout the years there has been many great inventors and scientist that have renovated our generation.Albert Einstein is one of them, he is known for many great things and he is man of many accomplishments. He is also known to be the “most influential physicist of the 20th century!” As of today, we still use a lot of w...
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Annotated Bibliography for Jack London's To Build a Fire
Jack London's "To Build a Fire" Annotated Bibliography Caster-Dudzick, Charles, dir. To Build A Fire. Perf. Evan Reichard , and
Jon Berry. 2002. Web. 17 Mar 2013. . I found this video done by a college student. This video is his vision
of To Build a Fire. As I stated earlier I believe it is im...
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Culture and Identity in Maxine Hong Kingston's The Warrior Woman
Maxine Kingston’s “The Warrior Woman”, describes the struggles she encounters, as a young, Chinese-American woman pursuing the search for her own personal identity. In “No Name Woman”, Kingston’s mother shares a dark guarded story about her aunt’s life. This story, in which, Kingston refabricates in hopes of helping herself...
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Comparing the Lives of Lorraine Hansberry and F. Scott Fitzgerald
Everyone knows reading expands the human mind. Whether it's known or
not, reading can also be a history lesson. In literature, most readers
do not take the time out to consider what influences a writer's work. It
just so happens that the time period an author comes from can have a
grand effect on their work. Not solely this...
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A Biography Can Never Be Completely True
A biography can never be completely true. A biography is an account of someone’s or something’s life as written by someone else other than the person. Previous biographies that have been written may have been slanted or bias, this means that the author writing the biography has taken a one sided opinion. Authors who admire...
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A Biography of Alan Greenspan, a Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board
“I guess I should warn you, if I turn out to be particularly clear, you've probably misunderstood what I've said.” –Alan Greenspan. Born March 6, 1926, in New York City lived Alan Greenspan, a smart and determined young man. He lived with his father Herbert Greenspan, who was a stock broker and financial analyst. Alan Gree...
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A Summary of My Life Story
I was born on January 5, 1984 in a small town called Tabouk. In 1980, my family moved from Riyadh “my home town” to Tabouk for business purposes. My family consists of seven boys and four girls. Both my father and mother are well educated. I spent my childhood in Tabouk with memories and happy moments. Aziz was my first fri...
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Wale and My First Love
Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, better known as Wale,is aNigerian American who was born September 21, 1984, inWashington D.C. He was enrolled to Robert Morris University and Virginia State University on football scholarships, and then transferred to Bowie State University, but dropped out. Once he realized school wasn’t for h...
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A Biography on Theodore Roosevelt Jr and His Life
Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt Jr, was the 26th president of the United States of America. He served from September 14, 1901 until March 4, 1909. When Roosevelt was sworn into office he was only 43 years old, the youngest president. Roosevelt rose up to his presidency by first becoming the assistant secretary to the navy from A...
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The Life and Career of Marilyn Monroe
Overcoming a rough childhood, and fighting her way to the top was the only way for Norma Jeane Mortenson, better known as Marilyn Monroe, to succeed. Becoming the world’s biggest and most enduring sex symbol sounds like a fun and easy life, but it is much more than that for Marilyn. Starring in multiple motion-pictures and...
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E. E. Cummings
Edward Estlin Cummings, now known as e.e. cummings, knew from the beginning he wanted to be a poet. Poetry came easily to him. Then many things started to get in the way of his dream. He was drafted for war, his family life was complicated, and he developed a love for painting.He was mixed up about writing and painting, and...
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Henry Ford
Henry Ford; American innovator, entrepreneur and visionary personality of the industrial age in the United States is one of the many industrialists who shaped our modern world, or at the very least helped mould it. As a pioneer in the production-oriented era of marketing, Ford truly understood the economic paradigm in whic...
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An Analysis of the Biographical Movie Amadeus
Amadaus is a biographacal film as seen through the eyes of rival court composer Antonio Salieri on the eve of Salieri's suicide. He is at once fiercely jealous of and totally awestruck by the young Mozart, whose genius as a composer undeniably exceeds that of any other writer Salieri has heard -- including himself. Salieri'...
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An Analysis of Biographical Elements in Henrik Ibsen's Play A Doll's House
In both modern and classic literature, many authors make ties to their personal lives. These personal ties are popular among authors because it allows the author to "get inside" their character's heads and give the characters identical situations and emotional responses as the author has experienced in their own l...
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Biographical Information Can Be Used to Interpret Poetic Works
She Was A Phantom Of Delight: A Biographical Interpretation Bonnie J. Thompson English 200-001 October 18, 2000 She Was a Phantom of Delight A Biographical Interpretation By: Bonnie Thompson There are several ways to read and interpret poet...
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Biographical Sketch of James Dewey Watson a Scientist
Biographical Sketch of James Dewey Watson James D. Watson is best known for his discovery of the structure of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), for which he shared with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. They proposed that the DNA molecule takes the shape of a double helix, an eleg...
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An Analysis of Barbara Garvey's "Biography of Florence Price"
The purpose of a biography is to enhance the readers knowledge about a particular persons life, in this case, Florence Beatrice Price, and offer a sort of historical background focusing on significant events, accomplishments, and personal aspects of that particular individuals life. Ideally, the writer molds complex biograp...
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An Overview of the General Biographical Information on Dwight D. Eisenhower
General Biographical Information on Dwight D. Eisenhower General Biographical Information on Dwight D. Eisenhower In this review I will discuss with you the birth and death of Dwight D. Eisenhower. I will also include his family size, education, marriage, jobs,and accomplishments. The purpose of this review is to...
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A Biographical Insights of Herman Melville and Moby Dick
Herman Melville And Moby Dick
I. Biographical Insights A. The culture this great author was a part of was the
time in American history where inspiring works of literature began to emerge. It
was also a time when American writers had not completely separated its literary
heritage from Europe, partly because there were succes...
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A Report on A Hope Unseen, a Biographical Novel by Ron Suskind
Even the Hopeful have Influences Perfection is not a common attribute in our lives; in fact, it is quite the opposite. As long as we shall live, mistakes will be made, sanities will be tested, and failure will most commonly be achieved. It is through these mishaps, however, that we shine with our greatest talents and persev...
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