Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21st, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. His father's occupation was a doctor, or otherwise known as a general practitioner. His mom, who was greatly religious, was a music teacher. Ernest always hated his first name. He tended to associate it with the character in Oscar Wilde’s play, The Importance of Being Earnest. Due to his indifferent attitude towards his real name, he “created a string of nicknames for himself”(Hayes). The nicknames he created, often matched his successive identity. Hemingway had mixed feelings about his father. His father was a strict disciplinarian who had been raised in a puritanical home. For any religious home, the punishments for misbehaved children is commonly a spanking. Hemingway’s father often used spanking to reprimand him. So you can see why he felt the way he did towards his father. He spent summer with his family in the wooded area of Northern MIchigan, where “he often accompanied his father on professional calls”(Hayes). While camping, Hemingway found himself unable to sleep. Ernest was still very young when he began to suffer from insomnia. This condition would prove “to plague him all his life”(Hayes). Death was a constant shadow haunting Hemingway. Hemingway was able to quiet his fear with the strict religion placed on him by his parents. His friends all admired him, and when he was around, not a single boring moment passed. Everything was exciting with Hemingway. Ernest was born to be a storyteller.
In high school, Hemingway was an athlete and very popular. Even though school life was good, he often felt trapped at home. He tried running away from home twice, with no avail. His first real chance of escape came in 1917, when the United States entered Worl...
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...ad a profound affect on the way Ernest Hemingway wrote. Although he was not directly affected by the Depression, as many Americans were, it is still clear that this events of the Great Depression truly shaped the way he formed his choice of characterization and some of his plots. Often in his stories, the male protagonists “became frustrated by their inability to change the world around them”(Aldridge), which depicted struggles of the Great Depression perfectly. Hemingway often describes “the brutality and toughness of the real world”(Aldridge) in his novels. It is known that this event was one of the worst times in American history. Ironically Hemingway himself would later have his own personal "Great Depression", when he begins to spiral into a deep emotional depression. Hemingway has “seized the imagination of the American public”(Scribner) like no author before.
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