FAMOUS PEOPLE Essays A

Our People section is the place to go if you have a paper to write about a person of interest and significance, whether historical or contemporary. Turn to this section for writing examples to help you frame your own writing and to inspire some new ideas.
Whether you are writing an essay on Julius Caesar as depicted in Shakespeare's play, "Julius Caesar" or are instead writing about the life of William Shakespeare himself, you will find writing here that addresses both figures. You may be looking for expository writing that addresses the complicated reputation of Oliver Cromwell and the fact that he was lauded and revered by men like Thomas Carlyle, while being reviled by other men like David Hume. What was his lasting impact on the history of the British Isles?
You may be writing about Napoleon Bonaparte and his military genius or about Benjamin Franklin's pithy sayings or his notoriety with women. Who was Patrick Henry, and why was he considered to be a great orator? As you scroll through this section, you will find essays addressing African American heroes of the underground railroad like Harriet Tubman and early women's rights leaders such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
You'll discover writing samples explaining Machiavelli's political philosophies and evaluating them in light of our contemporary political climate. Read about the life of Karl Marx and the Russia he knew. What was the impetus behind Marx's Communist beliefs?
Whether you are researching an ancient figure or someone still making headlines, you are likely to find expository samples here that will serve as reference points for your own essay and that will help to kindle your imagination and creativity as you write.

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