My Papa's Waltz author bio

My Papa's Waltz author bio - Wendy Candler Vernon L Turner...

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October 17, 2007 Period 4 Biography of Theodore Roethke On May 25, 1908 in Saginaw, Michigan, the couple of Otto Roethke and Helen Huebner Roethke gave birth to a son named   Theodore Roethke. During his early childhood years, Roethke spent much of his time in the greenhouses owned by his father and uncle, even though Roethke had mixed emotions about his father (Stout). At age fourteen, a series of traumatic events began. A clash began between Otto and his brother Charles eventually resulted in the sale of the family greenhouses. Soon after, Otto was diagnosed with cancer and during this time, Charles committed suicide. Otto would then lose his battle with cancer. With both his father and uncle dead, Theodore was the “man of the house” at age fifteen, although his mother controlled of family finances. Many believe that after Otto’s death, Roethke’s sudden absent behavior was due to the immense and abrupt responsibilities (McRoberts). In 1925, Roethke followed his mother’s advice and enrolled at the University of
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Cornett during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.

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