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Starring: John Irving By: Diana Shellnut Early Life: Awards: Literary Leader Mid-Life: Literary analysis 1: Irving was born as John Wallace blunt but was renamed as John Winslow Irving. Irving is currently 71 years old. John gave great efforts with liberal arts. It wasnt long before Irving started to earn awards... Growing up.... John didnt know his biological father. He was diagnosed with what today is known as dyslexia. John attended Phillips Exter Academy for high school. Irving joined the wrestling team there. Learned... - Teamwork - To strive for more than ordinary. John was born on march 2, 1942 in New Hampshire during World War II. Adult Life: John attended the University of Vienna in Europe Returning back to America he attended the University of New Hampshire - He then graduated in 1965 John got married and had a child before he graduated from college 1st award: MFA from the creative writing program 2nd award: O'Henry Award 3rd award: National Book Award Many more... John was 26 when he published his 1st book and got his 1st award. John Irving is a Literary Leader because throughout his literature he teaches you to be determined, to have faith and always be yourself no matter the situation or circumstances. A Prayer for Owen Meany Themes: -Faith -Being yourself A Prayer for Owen Meany "I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice- not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person i ever knew or even because he was the instrument of my mothers death but because he is the reason i believe in God: I am a christian because of Owen Meany"(Irving 2006) -Owen had a huge impact on johns life -John and Owen were very close -Owens belief in God cannot be shook. -Determination -John Leads his life religiously after Owen's death Literary Analysis 2: The Cider House Rules Themes... -Being yourself -Determination The Cider House Rules Homer Wells is an orphan who was raised at an orpanage called St. Clouds. Homer solidifies his view from Dr. Larch. Irving teaches us that it is okay to be yourself. In Conclusion... John Irving is a Literary Leader because throughout his literature he teaches you to be determined, to have faith and always be yourself no matter the situation or circumstances. Determination Video
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