Authors from Shakespeare to Ray Bradbury are often inspired by real life events. We recognize Shakespeare's characters from the headlines of history: Caesar, Hamlet, Macbeth. Fahrenheit 451 started as a short story called "The Pedestrian" that Bradbury wrote after being stopped by police for taking a walk.
Write about your favorite book, play, short story, poem, or song that was inspired by or based on real people or events. What effect/s did the fictional account create? How did it influence your knowledge or understanding?