J.K Rowling’s Essay, Andrés Sáiz
1. Background information
- Joanne Rowling was born in England (Gloucestershire) on the 31st of July 1965. When she was little, she lived in Winterbourne, but as her grand-mother died when she was only nine years old, she moved to Tutshill. There she learnt that her mother was sick when she was fifteen. When she graduated, she was accepted in the University of Exeter. 2. Obstacles she faced
- At first, Joanne had to suffer her grand-mother’s death when she was only five and, when she is twenty-five, her mother dies. From there, she moved to Portugal where she marries a Portuguese journalist and had a daughter called Jessica. Anyways, they divorce. This makes Joanne move back to London. She is poor and depressed, and she doesn’t have any job. At first, her book is refused ten times by ten different editors. 3. How she overcame them
When she was depressed and poor, she didn’t surrender. She tried to find a way to resurge from her ashes, just like a phoenix. One day that she was taking a coffee in London, an idea came to her. She wanted to write a book. She started composing it and when she finished it, she gave it to different editors that refused it. But she didn’t give up. One day an editor accepted her book as his daughter liked it. 4. Impact/Success
Nowadays, J.K Rowling is seen as a persistent woman that never gave up when all seemed dark. Her famous book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone, has nowadays sold more than four hundred million copies and has been translated to at least sixty-seven languages. She is very rich and famous, and, in addition to her books, there have been movies inspired by them. 5. Personal Feeling
I think that Joanne Rowling has had to suffer a lot during her lifetime because of the loss of both her mother and grand-mother, in addition to her depression for not having a job. I shall give her an applause because of her perseverance in the bad moments, and for not “resting on its laurels”,...
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