He spent most of his early years traveling with his father, who was a stage actor. At age seven, he was sent to boarding school, away from his family. He was later admitted to Princeton University but dropped out before finishing his first year. After that, O’Neill started what he called his real education through “life experience.” The following years nearly cost him his life. O’Neill became addicted to alcohol during his travels around the world by sea and later contracted tuberculosis.

  他早年大多和身為舞臺劇演員的父親一同旅行。七歲時,他被送到寄宿學校,遠離家人。他後來被普林斯頓大學錄取,但在讀完第一學年前便休學了。在那之後,歐尼爾透過「人生經歷」開始了他所謂的真正的教育。接下來的幾年差點奪走他的性命。歐尼爾在海上環遊世界的旅途中染上酒癮,後來感染了結核病。

 

生活必備字詞:

be admitted to...  獲准進入……

drop out  休學,輟學

addict vt. 使沉迷∕上癮

become / be addicted to...  沉迷於……


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