COMPARE TWO BIOGRAPHIES OF WAYNE GRETZKY
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...