Lord Byron


George Gordon Byron a Natural Born Poet
Their are many different opinions on the written works of George Gordon Byron which could include one very big question. Was he a natural born poet or simply a product of abuse and mental illness. His writings may have been more a way to ease his pa
and suffering rather than a natural talent. Perhaps his writings were a form of self therapy? Throughout his writings and life history there is much evidence to suggest that his poetry was being greatly influenced by his mental instability. I have l
rned much on this great poet and I too believe that his writings were influenced greatly because of the pain and abuse he suffered in his youth. I ...

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least. There is much evidence to suggest mental instabilit

was inherent in his family. Byron was born on Jan.22, 1788 in London. His great-uncle from whom he inherited the title, was known as "wicked Lord Byron"; his father army officer, was called "mad Jack" Byron. This wealth and the nick names of the Byron

en went back to at least as far a Lord Byron’s’ Grandfather, a Vice Admiral, known as "Foul Weather Jack". He was giving this name as he had a reputation of attracting storms. These titles given to his family only adds to the evidence of mental insta

lity. Here’s an interesting note: (His family had a long tradition of marrying its cousins, consequently,

there were some oddities among their ancestors. Byron’s grandfather "Foul Weather Jack" hated his sons and spent a great deal of time trying to destroy their estate, Newstead. He hoped to leave nothing for his sons, so he encouraged swarms of crickets

o run throughout the ...

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and sexual liberties. This abuse was not stopped early enough to protect the boy from the psychologi

l injury in the premature initiation into sex-play. (His Life P.1 www.edenpr.k12.mnus/ehs/ArcadiaWeb/Byron) Byron’s mother had a bad temper that he was constantly being exposed to as well. John Hanson, Mrs. Byron’s attorney, rescued him from the unna

ral affections of May Grey the school nurse, the tortures of Lavender, and the uneven temper of his mother. John Hanson then took him to London, where a reputable doctor prescribed a special brace. That next autumn of 1799 Hanson

entered him into a school at Dulwich. At seventeen he entered Cambridge University. Determined to ...

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