Travels Setting & Symbolism

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Writing

Writing is something that Michel Crichton was born to do. First published by the New York Times at the age of thirteen, Crichton seemed to have a natural ability to write and create. This was in spite of the fact that Crichton's father, Nick, was a journalist and an extremely harsh critic who did little if anything to encourage his son.

Crichton continued to write throughout college, publishing his first book while still in school. Although the writing bug had obviously bitten Crichton, it seemed to take a back seat to school work, travel, and eventually, the quest to become a doctor. However, Crichton did write throughout medical school and the success of his paperback thrillers largely paid for his Harvard education.

Crichton's decision to leave Harvard was not only guided for the love of writing but it certainly was a factor. During Crichton's last year, he...

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