Essay by SemuvA-, July 1992

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In this essay, I need to compare two biographies of a famous

person. I will plot out the difference and compare the two books

considering point of view, bias, aim, omission, interest and

interpretation. This person is my hero and idol. He is one of the great

player in the history of hockey. He set the all-time NHL scoring record

in 26 seasons and got four Stanley cup in a row from 1984-1988. He is

Wayne Gretzky, the most brilliant and talent hockey player in this

century. I chose the 'Gretzky and Taylor' and 'Gretzky with Rick Reilly.

The book 'Gretzky with Rick Reilly was an autobiography. It showed

how Wayne Gretzky from his AHL to a famous NHL player. In this book,

there were a lot of Gretzky's childhood. We knew that Wayne Gretzky could

skate at two years old. He was well known by people at six.

When he was

ten, he was signing autographs and had a national magazine article

written about him. A thirty- minutes national television show done on him

at fifteen. It also talk about Gretzky's hero when he was a kid. He was a

funny guy. He was Gretzky's hockey instructor. He was also his lacrosse,

baseball basketball and cross country coach. He was not only coach, but

also trainer and chauffeur. Gretzky called him dad, his name was Walter.

However, in the book 'Gretzky and Taylor', it did not show anything in

Gretzky's childhood. It was started when Gretzky became the NHL player, a

member of Edmonton Oiler's rookie. How he became the hall of the frame.

The description of this book was very interesting. The writer show the

thing through the game. For example the first chapter was talking about

the 1984 Stanley Cup...