John Wilkes Booth is known as the man who killed President Lincoln.
Durian is known as the king of fruits.`
She is known as an actress.
- I want to be known as the guy I really am.
- She is known as the author of The New York Times best-selling series The Underland Chronicles and The Hunger Games trilogy.
These are sentences that have the phrase "known as".
Drew Scanlon, better known as the blinking guy.
Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known as Lenin.
Suzanne Collins, best known as the author of "The Hunger Games" trilogy.
He is known as the coward in our school.
These are the ones that have the phrase "better known as" and "best known as".
I am confused as to what these sentences really intend to mean. Note that I know the literal meaning of some of them. I am confused because of how they differ from sentences like:
B1. He is a mass murderer.
B2. Drew Scanlon is the blinking guy.
B3. Suzanne Collins is the author of "The Hunger Games" trilogy.
In my opinion, this sentences just describes something but it doesn't seem right because it seems like I am missing some point(emphasis, the fact that people know, popularity)
These type of sentences are common and I used to just ignore them. It may be very simple for English native speakers but in my language we don't really use this phrase much so it is hard to perceive the meanings.
What is the meaning of these sentences and when should we use them, and for what purpose? Thorough answer would be appreciated.
ALso, it would be much better if you interpreted every sentence. Thanks in advance.