Major John Andre

Essay by playnoiseJunior High, 8th gradeA+, August 2005

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Major John Andre, a British spymaster, convicted as a spy on American soil and sentenced to die, what do you think happened? Andre had a fabulous childhood and wonderful teen years; until his father died when he was nineteen. Supposedly driven by a broken heart, for a few reasons, he joined the British Army. With all his wit and irresistible characteristics he soon found his rank getting higher and higher. Being caught as a spy he was sentenced to the gallows after only six years in the army. At first, I thought he was just a normal spy that had gotten caught and hung like many others through out the course of history, but after gaining the knowledge about Andre, you start to realize he was a slightly different case and maybe even his sentencing was unfair...if you want to know where I get such idea's, please read on.

John Andre was born in 1750 in London, England. His mother was Swiss and his father was French. He received his education in Geneva, He schooled there until he was 18. As a child his main hobbies and interests were the arts.

He was especially fond of drama, being he participated in amateur theater. The two other things he probably enjoyed most were writing poetry and sketching. He wrote poetry quite often and today a fair amount of people refer to him as Major John Andre, the poet; some of his works have been published in different things one example his poem "My Hiding Place" has been printed on numerous bookmarks. Sketching, his other hobby he did in his free time, he mostly enjoyed sketching young ladies and even doing self-portraits. He normally used these different forms of the arts to show and vent his feelings, if materials necessary...