Autobiographies Characters & Character Analysis

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William Butler Yeats was an Irish writer in the early parts of the twentieth century. Yeats grew up in a small fishing village in Ireland with his grandparents until his father moved him to England shortly after the death of his brother. Yeats went to school in England among students he had little regard for due to his mother's derogatory opinion of Englishmen. Yeats was a poor student and was often bullied until an athletic friend of his taught him how to defend himself. Yeats would spend most of his teen years moving back and forth from Ireland and England, following his father in his career as an artist. Many of his father's friends, artists as well, would influence Yeats in art and literature, helping to shape the future writer.

Yeats would spend a great deal of his adult life in Ireland, searching for his...

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