Winston Churchill

An article about the obstacles of Winston Churchill's life.

Churchill's Struggles

Churchill was born into a wealthy family and had many privileges, but Winston was very troubled as a child, he was very unruly in school and got bad grades, he ended up getting kicked out of 2 different schools in the same year. He was eventually sent to a boarding school and even here wasn't doing well for a while. Soon Churchill became a lot less unruly and started getting good grades, he even finished 20th best in his class out of 130 other kids. These were the end of Winston's troubles and the beginning of his uprising where he in later in life becomes the Prime Minister of Britain.

After His Struggles

At about the age of 25 in 1899 Winston decided to leave the army to pursue a new career, becoming a war corespondent. One day, while reporting on the Boer War in South Africa, he had another obstacle thrown into his life, He had been taken prisoner by Boers. He ended up escaping and making news headlines all over Britain after traveling over 300 miles to Portuguese territory for safety. After making his way back to Britain he wrote a book about his the hardships he went through to get home, this book is called London to Ladysmith.

Conflicts and Theme

Churchill had multiple different conflicts throughout his life. One of these being character vs self, this is because during his youth Churchill was very troubled, he would do bad things to get kicked out of class, and got terrible grades, he even got kicked out of two schools in the same year. the other conflict he had was Character vs society because Winston was kidnapped by Boers while recording the Boer war in South Africa as a war corespondent, and used his skills to escape. A theme that can be taken from Winston's life is anyone can amount to change, I believe this a good theme because as said before, Churchill was a very troubled child but soon was able to change his ways while in boarding school.

Quotes by Churchill

1. “One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half.”

2.“Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.”

3.“Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy than an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then it becomes a tyrant and, in the last stage, just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.”

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