Ernest Hemingway, His Life and His Works

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Ernest Hemingway was a famed U.S. author who wrote many novels which was strongly influenced by the World War One and World War Two. As he participated in the both major wars, the first hand experience of the brutal war is conveyed with great detail and with heartfelt feelings. His works were majorly on the effects of wars on human beings and the men’s sense of honor and pride. Ernest Hemingway was inspirational writer of men’s ideals, especially during war, who clearly had uncommon experiences in his life, such as going through both World War One and World War Two, which was reflected upon most of his literary works. Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. He was the eldest of the 6 children (Shuman 897). He was born between his physician father and puritanical mother. According to Shuman, his mother often influenced Hemingway with artistic qualities by taking him to the museums and having him take piano lessons in order to civilize him while his father raised him with efforts via masculine activities. Although Hemingway was drawn to the war and attempted to enlist for the war, Hemingway was rejected to enter the war due to his bad eyesight. However, Hemingway volunteered as an ambulance driver for Red Cross and was sent to Italy. He was hit by a mortar, but he survived and was seen as a hero (897). After the participation of the war, Hemingway married his first wife and became a journalist. As a journalist who report the state of France after the major war, Hemingway moved to Paris, France. He was greatly influenced by Gertrude Steina to learn elements of literary style which affected Hemingway’s style of writing (899). Around his time, Hemingway started to write few short stories as well. In 1929, h... ... middle of paper ... ... still used the chivalrous method to battle. However, the appearance of modern warfare caused them to give up upon the old method. The guerillas realized of the dangerous modern technology (Ortiz). The massive destruction makes the guerillas question the need of such destruction. In specific example by Ortiz, chapter 27 contains an incident which El Sordo’s horse was wounded and was killed to relive it from pain. Later, El Sordo takes cover behind the same horse’s corpse. The excerpt is not an example to show the usefulness of the horses, dead or alive, but to metaphorically describe the Spanish emotion toward the battle tactics. The chivalrous method was challenged and discarded, but some people take refuge on the idea of chivalry to survive by longing for the days to return (Ortiz). Hemingway shows his hatred toward the modern warfare by writing the novel (Ortiz).

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  • Explains that ernest hemingway was an inspirational writer of men's ideals, especially during war, who had uncommon experiences in his life.
  • Explains that ernest hemingway was born on july 21, 1899 in oak park, illinois. he was influenced by his physician father and puritanical mother.
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