Biographies of Lorca indicate that he was born in Granada, Spain in 1898, the son of a well-off farmer of a father and a pianist mother. This family standing meant that Lorca would be educated – he attended the University of Granada to pursue a law degree after finishing school. However, Lorca dropped out to pursue his artistic work in both literature and theater. There’s a debate here to be pursued in the modern era – college is considered a useful pursuit, but sometimes meaningless requirement classes can feel as though they’re taking up a student’s valuable time. Even if going to college provides a community for an artist to work with, the time strain can often limit one’s creativity.