Tennessee Williams And The Great State Of Tennessee

1044 Words Sep 16th, 2016 5 Pages
On March 26, 1911 the human version of the great state of Tennessee was born in Columbus Mississippi. His name was Thomas Lanier “Tennessee” Williams. Tennessee was one of the most amazing playwrights of the 20th century. Although he was one of the greatest playwrights of his time he had to endure many obstacles throughout his lifetime. He had to deal with the complicated marriage that he had with his wife. Also his parents’ marriage was very strained, and caused problems in his life as well. Tennessee’s father was an alcoholic, and was often times very violent. Also as a child Tennessee Williams almost lost his life to a very serious disease. As a result of Tennessee Williams flaws, obstacles, and determination he went on to become one of the greatest play writers of the 20th century.
To start with, Tennessee was born on March 26, 1911 in Columbus, Mississippi he was the second child of his siblings. According to the New York times article (2014), Tennessee suffered from a bad case of Diphtheria in which he almost died. This incident left Tennessee weak, and he was confined to the house for almost a year. Tennessee’s father was an alcoholic, and often times had a very bad temper (New York Times 2014). I think that Tennessee’s father drinking problem effected his life in a big way. Tennessee often times had to move around a lot due to his father’s drinking problem when he was 16 years old he won his third prize for an essay that he wrote which was called Can a Good Wife Be…
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