Charles Robert Darwin was born on February 12 in 1809 and died on April 19, 1882. He was a naturalist, geologist, and biologist, despite his father’s protests and wishes which leans toward the career of a doctor. As Darwin lived on, he created an autobiography, The Autobiography of Charles Darwin. As many people create their own opinions from reading the book so have I. Reading the autobiography, I found something quite clear, the one point I would advise. If Darwin could have created his autobiography more exciting then maybe more people would find his book much easier to comprehend and less boring. 

Darwin’s book is quite fictional, a great recounting of his whole life, explaining what happens here and there. One of the things I noticed is that there is little dialogue if any. A lot of people, including me, tend to look more for dialogue perhaps where the most exciting parts happen. So Darwin’s book is way to narrative. In my autobiography, I should include dialogue but not too much. Too much dialogue is almost as bad as too much narrating. The best is to keep both, narrating and dialogue, level and using both where needed.

    Another complaint is what Darwin speaks of. His autobiography is made mostly of his books and his accomplishments which isn’t mostly anyone’s choice of literature. What I would wish for is that he spoke of different events that may have occurred in his life. He could have included other interactions that didn’t always include interactions with book publishers or others. At the beginning which begins with his childhood is more colorful than the rest of the book, filled with incidents which are what readers usually take an interest in.

    About the ending, Darwin uses up lots of space on focusing on the downside of life sickness and working. Perhaps he could have been more bright in his book, not always bringing the reader down in his gloom.

    To conclude this, Charles Darwin’s autobiography is a bit too narrative, dull, negative, or in other words, boring. I will try in my autobiography to make it not as dull and keep the reader reading until the very end!

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