Poets are characterized as the “imagination of past generations, the present, and all future generations to come.” They are the people that take the everyday activities, problems, and emotions and make beautiful pieces of art with them, in the context of words written on a piece of paper. Many poets seem to have started at very young ages, but many have found the passion of writing in their mid 20‘s, 30‘s and even later on. Poets have child-like imaginations, and dream of dark mysterious places, or a magical land beneath the roots of a tall oak tree. Among these writers is Lewis Carroll, or Charles L. Dodgson. Since the beginning of time, people have said everything that happens to a person can and will affect he or she for the rest of that person’s life. What most people can only fathom may come true in a poets imagination. If you put these two statements together, who knows what will be the result. What I would like to know is this: What events happened to Charles L. Dodgson to make him one of the greatest writers and poets of all time?
It is said that as a young boy Charles would perform private “magic” shows for his family. He was at the ripe age of 7 years old, and his mother could already tell that his imagination was off the walls. His family consisted of 7 boys and 4 girls. Charles was the eldest of all the boys, and therefore had the job of entertaining them and his younger sisters. To do this, he would perform multiple puppet shows, magic shows, and make up different games to play with his siblings. This, his family would soon discover, gave him an imagination like no other. He would be able to create stories and poems that involved talking rabbits, mad tea parties, and magical evenings on a boat.
Charles’ education was given to him as a child through his father and mother. His father focused mainly on arithmetic, while his mother taught him the grammar and aspects of writing that he would use to make him one of the most well-known writers of all. He...