Fame and FortuneThroughout the years we have watched J.K. Rowling tower over all other authors in the world. Rowling went through many trials, tribulations and hard ships to be the great woman she is today. Rowling’s life is now in the public eye all because of one boy, Harry Potter. J.K. Rowling once said “I thought I’d written something that a handful of people might like. So this has been something of a shock.”- J.K. Rowling (Rowling J.K.). Subsequently Rowling’s life will be forever changed. Joanne Kathleen Rowling has demonstrated perseverance, determination and insight to become the world’s best author.Joanne Kathleen Rowling’s childhood helped her become the person she is today. Rowling was born on July 31, 1965, in Gloucestershire, England, at Chipping Sodbury General Hospital (Nel 1). As Joanne grew so did her creative mind. At the age of six, J.K. made stories which she told to her sister Dianna (Di). One of her fist narratives was entitled Rabbit and the Bee. The story consisted of a rabbit with the measles, and Di falling down into a covert rabbit hole only to be “fed strawberries by the rabbit family inside.” J.K. once said (8). As time went on, the Rowling family moved from Yate to Winterbourne. Four doors down lived a family with two children, Vikki and Ian Potter. Ian Potter and the Rowling girls loved to play tricks, along with witches and wizards (8). After years of living next to the Potters the Rowling family moved to Tutshill, Wales. At the age of nine, Joanne scorned her new school, Tutshill Primary. Mrs. Morgan, her teacher, would often play favorites and quickly moved Joanne to the right side of the room which was considered ‘the dim side.’(9)Among J.K.’s early influential people were teachers …
… ideas into a reality through influential people, her mother’s passing, love, heartbreak, a child of her own, and then fame and fortune. J.K. learned tough life lessons as a young adult. J.K. Rowling achieved what many people believe is impossible. Joanne Kathleen Rowling has demonstrated perseverance, determination and insight to become the world’s best author.
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