A biography is a description of a person's life which is published in a print form (e.g. books or essays)or as a multimedia item (e.g. films or videos).
Biographies are written to narrate the life of famous people or those how have made an important impact on society.
Biographies are often confused with fiction, but they have their own features. Firstly, they are written by another person, who is known as the biographer. Secondly, the narration is written in the third person, meaning that the narrator narrates the story by providing an objective view. Thirdly, all the biographical elements are real, so characters really existed, settings are actual places, and events really happened.
Consequently, before writing a true story, all the events are well researched as facts and figures have to be the same as in reality. Additionally, to increase the veracity of the story, every biography must contain references to the author’s life and events.
In recent years, multimedia biographies have become more popular than traditional literary forms. In addition to documentary biographical films, Hollywood has produced various commercial films describing the lives of well-known people. As well as this, due to the success of these forms of biography, specific TV channels dedicated to biography have been launched, including A&E, The Biography Channel, and The History Channel.
Also, CD-ROM and online biographies have also been developed. Contrary to books and films, these biographies usually do not outline a chronological narrative but they are a repository of many media elements related to a person, including video clips, photographs, and articles.
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