Ernest Hemingway

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Ernest Hemingway once said, “Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguishes one man from another.” Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899 at eight o’ clock in the morning at his family home in Oak Park, Illinois. His hometown, which was mainly Protestant, was very small, and Hemingway described it as a town of “big yards and narrow minds.” He is the son of Clarence Edmonds Hemingway, MD and Grace Hall Hemingway. When Ernest was young, his father often took him hiking and camping along the shores and in the forests surrounding Lake Michigan. His father was also a sportsman, and he gave him a fishing rod at the age of two and a gun at the age of ten. When he wasn’t hunting and fishing with his father, his mother taught him in the art of music. He had little interest in the subject but suffered through lessons with is mother. Clarence wanted him to fill his shoes and become a doctor, but his mother wanted him to become a successful musician. When Hemingway was fifteen, he ran away from home, but he came back and gradu...

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