Ernest Hemingway

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1457 words
1457 words

Ernest Hemingway lived his life as he wanted. His writing touched the hearts of millions. His sentences were short and to the point but his novels strong and unforgettable. He wrote about what he felt like writing about. On July 21, 1899, Ernest Hemingway was born. He was created by Dr.

Clarence Edmonds and Grace Hall Hemingway. His hometown was a small town named Oak Park. Oak Park was in Illinois. His father was a practicing doctor, and later taught him how to hunt and fish. His mother on the other hand had wished that he would become a professional musician.

Hemingway did not like his mother and when he grew up he would call her "the old bitch". He grew up in a somewhat religious environment. He went to Oak Park and River Forest High School, which is where he realized his writing gift. Besides writing, other activities that he loved included swimming, and boxing. When he was18 years old he had an important decision to make he could either move to Kansas city, which was growing more and more every day, or he could go to collage. His final choice was that he would move to Kansas City.

In Kansas City he got a job as a cub reporter on the Kansas City Star. At the train station his father, who latter on in Ernest's life would commit suicide which would totally disgust Ernest, kissed his son goodbye with tears in his eyes. This exact moment in time would be the soul purpose for a book he wrote called "For Whom the Bell Tolls". One of the reasons why he wrote that book is because he felt so much older than his father at that time that he could hardly bear it any longer.

While he was at Kansas City he was quite and did not stand out much. He stayed to himself. He went through a little culture shock due to the fact that Kansas City was a lot more complex than Oak Hill was. His writing style was first introduced by the Star. His writing was brief, and to the point. His writing had to be like that at the time because he was a news writer, but he would carry that style over to fiction when the time came.

In May of 1918, Hemingway wanted to join the Army but could not due to a defective left eye which he inherited from his mother.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that ernest hemingway lived his life as he wanted. his writing touched the hearts of millions.
  • Describes the life of clarence edmonds and grace hall hemingway in oak park, illinois. his father was a practicing doctor and taught him how to hunt and fish.
  • Explains that hemingway didn't like his mother and grew up in a religious environment. he went to oak park and river forest high school, where he realized his writing gift.
  • Explains how ernest's father, who would commit suicide, kissed his son goodbye with tears in his eyes. he wrote 'for whom the bell tolls' because he felt older than his father at that time.
  • Narrates how he stayed to himself and went through a little culture shock due to kansas city's complex nature. his writing style was brief and to the point.
  • Describes how hemingway wanted to join the army but could not due to a defective left eye which he inherited from his mother. he became second lieutenant of the red cross and was hit in the leg by an austrian machine gun.
  • Narrates how he won the italian medal of valor and spent all of his recovery time at the ospedale croce rossa american, in milan. he returned to oak hill without any complaints.
  • Narrates how hemingway moved to chicago and met elizabeth hadly richerdson, who he wanted to marry, but money was a problem, so they moved back to canada.
  • Narrates how after a drunken party where he babbled on about hunting, fishing, and bull fighting, martha was hospitalized for having serious head trama. she laughed at his sad state.
  • Describes how a plane crash left him with concussion, paralysis of the sphincter, first degree burns in his face, arm and head. he later committed to the mayo clinic in rochester, minnesota.
  • Explains that the party lasted 24 hours from noon of july 21st to noon july 22nd. the guests included general c. t. lanham, ernest's old pals from paris, italian royalty and the maharajah of behar.
  • Narrates how ernest had a couple shocks in his life, such as the death of his closest friend, the cuban revolution, and his black lab's death.
  • Describes how mary hemingway, his wife at the time, heard a gun go off in the other room. she hurried towards the sound of the gunshot and saw ernest with his favorite 12 gauge shot gin.
  • Explains that hemingway shot himself while cleaning a shotgun yesterday morning. no time has been set for the funeral services, which will be private.
  • Narrates how mary and hemingway's 3 sons asked the priest to read ecclesiastes' favorite passage from the roman catholic douay version. the priest didn't understand the meaning of their request.
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