How Important Are the Words “So What?” In an Autobiography?

When writing an autobiography or any book in general one of the most important things that must be done is keeping the readers interested. You must write things that will interest the reader, not just the things that interest you, to have a successful book. Throughout this year of English I have read many autobiographies, … More How Important Are the Words “So What?” In an Autobiography?

What was Equiano’s Attitude Regarding His Life in the British Navy?

During the past while I have read quite a few slave narratives, or autobiographies of people who were slaves, but the narrative of Olaudah Equinao(1745-1797), is unique compared to the other narratives. The reason why his narrative was unique was due to the fact that he was the slave of a British navy lieutenant, and … More What was Equiano’s Attitude Regarding His Life in the British Navy?

What I Must Do in My Note-Taking to Describe What is Going on Around Me

For the past months I have been reading and studying autobiographies; also I have been learning how to write one. Because I have been learning how to write an autobiography, I have learned about how to properly write, and how not to write an autobiography. The way to properly write an autobiography is through note … More What I Must Do in My Note-Taking to Describe What is Going on Around Me

Has Any Event in My Life Had the Same Impact That Learning How to Read Had on Douglass’s Life?

Frederick Douglass(1817-1895), was a famous abolitionist and writer. During his childhood he lived on plantations as a slave. One of the most impactful moments in his life was learning to read. Most slaves were illiterate due to the fact that slave owners believed that an educated slave would cause trouble. Douglass fortunately at the time … More Has Any Event in My Life Had the Same Impact That Learning How to Read Had on Douglass’s Life?

As a Writer of an Autobiography About Life in the Woods, Would You Spend More Pages Describing an Ant War or Loons? Why?

Well from reading the title above you must be quite confused, I mean an ant war and loons? It doesn’t make much sense. To explain this, for the past few weeks I have been reading the autobiography Walden, by Henry David Thoreau, which has been a very confusing and absurd read. The autobiography itself is … More As a Writer of an Autobiography About Life in the Woods, Would You Spend More Pages Describing an Ant War or Loons? Why?

How Important is it For a Person to Summarize His Philosophy of Life in an Early Chapter of an Autobiography?

One of the most important aspects of an autobiography is the fact that you are able to share your views, beliefs, and even your philosophy of life. Every single person in this world has a different way of life; this is because everyone has different opinions on how one should live life, and how they … More How Important is it For a Person to Summarize His Philosophy of Life in an Early Chapter of an Autobiography?

Would Walden Have Been a Better Book if Thoreau had Supplied More Background Information on His Life

Walden, by Henry David Thoreau, has been one of the most confusing autobiographies I have ever read. I have read more than quite a few autobiographies during this school year; some were incredibly intriguing and interesting, others were works of literary art, and some were downright confusing. But Walden, by far, has been the most … More Would Walden Have Been a Better Book if Thoreau had Supplied More Background Information on His Life

Was Thoreau Dependent on the Division of Labor While He was Living on Walden Pond

Henry David Thoreau(1817-1862), was a 19th century American philosopher and writer. His best known written work was his autobiography titled, Walden. Which was about his life when he “cut,” himself off from society; living a lifestyle independent from the division of labor(this only lasted for about two years). The way that Thoreau “cuts,” himself off … More Was Thoreau Dependent on the Division of Labor While He was Living on Walden Pond

How Could I Adopt Northup’s Technique of Using Contrasts

This week I finished the autobiography of Solomon Northup, which is titled 12 Years a Slave. This autobiography was mostly about Northup’s life as a slave for twelve years, after being kidnapped as a free black man. Northup before he had become a slave was a freeman in New York, and he had lived with … More How Could I Adopt Northup’s Technique of Using Contrasts

Describe the Differences Between Northup’s Response to the Separation From His Children and Eliza’s Response to Separation From Her Children

12 Years a Slave, by Solomon Northup(1807-1863), is the rather well known and famous autobiography of Solomon Northup. Much later after the autobiography was published the book was adapted into a major film, which was titled the same as the book. This autobiography is about Northup’s experiences as a slave for 12 years, after being … More Describe the Differences Between Northup’s Response to the Separation From His Children and Eliza’s Response to Separation From Her Children