Is there something profoundly formation all about losing ones parents, whether early or late? Why are so many significant people in history orphans?

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Aristotle
Moses
Muhammad
St. Nicolas
Nelson Mandela
Malcolm X
John Keats
Edgar Allen Poe
J. R. R. Tolkien
Leo Tolstoi
William Wadsworth
Orson Wells
Steve Jobs
L. L. Bean
J. S. Bach
Louis Armstrong
Bono
Ray Charles
Ella Fitzgerald
John Lennon

Is there something about not having parents that makes one feel like a child of the world?

Why are so many novels written about orphans?

Huckleberry Finn
Anne of Green Gables
Frodo Baggins (Lord of the Rings)
Cinderella
David Copperfield
Cosette (Les Miserables)
Heidi
Pip (Great Expectations)
Little Orphan Annie
Bambi
Batman
Superman
Spider-Man
Storm
Wolverine
James Bond
Mowgli (Jungle Book)
Tarzan
Paddington Bear
Snow White
Tom Sawyer
Oliver Twist
Harry Potter