Analysis Of ' I Would Like About Tyler Perry Whose Career Has Been Guided By His Faith

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In this final chapter, I would like to begin by talking about Tyler Perry whose career has been guided by his faith. He was named the highest paid man in entertainment by Forbes in 2011 having earned US$130 million between May 2010 and 2011. This is a long way from the boy who grew up being physically abused by his father and sexually abused by a woman in his neighborhood at the age of only 10. By contrast to his father’s beatings, Perry’s mother took him to church where he found a safe haven and contentment. Although he did not finish high school he was inspired to write by seeing someone on the Oprah Winfrey Show talking about the therapeutic effect that writing gives a person. He started writing a series of letters to himself which would eventually become the basis for the musical I Know I’ve Been Changed which was successfully performed in 1998. Using comedy to tell the story, the play focused on how the two adult protagonists overcame the horrors of their lives by their profound belief in God. However, before this success Perry was in Atlanta, Georgia and had used up all of his savings and became homeless. For a period of six years in the 1990’s, “he was living in his car, or as he told Oprah, living in a pay-by-the-week hotel that was full of crackheads.” The play was first performed in 1990 and was based in Christian values with the themes of forgiveness, dignity and self-esteem being very prominent as well as addressing the critical social issues of
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