Steve Jobs Themes

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Abandonment

The author, Isaacson, makes it clear that he believes that Jobs' initial abandonment by his biological parents greatly affected his later thoughts and actions. Isaacson is not the only person who makes this clear, as Jobs also claims that this abandonment negatively affected him. The author also implies that Jobs' abandonment lead him to abandon his first child for a time.

Both Isaacson and Jobs imply that the main recurring thought that Jobs had about his abandonment was the idea that his biological parents gave him up because they did not want him. This is not unusual, as many who have been put up for adoption tend to have similar thoughts. The main feeling that Jobs felt due to this was anger, but luckily it was not anger towards his adopted parents. It is possible that this is the main cause for Jobs' erratic and sometimes overly hostile...

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