As a young man, Hemingway left from his hometown to Europe, where he worked for the Red Cross during World War I. His time spent there inspired him to write some of his most famous novels. Most of which spoke of the horrors of the war (Benson xi). Hemingway's short stories, "Soldier's Home" and "Another Country" are used to show the damaging psychological and physical effects of World War I.Hemingway knew first hand the horrors of war. In May of 1918, Hemingway became an honorary second lieutenant in the Red Cross, but could not join the army because he had a defective left eye.
During the battle at Fossalta di Piave, Hemingway circulated the trenches with chocolates, providing them to soldiers. Out of nowhere, an Austrian trench mortar shell exploded a few feet away from Hemingway, killing one man and wounding many others (Meyers, p.30). Hemingway was one of these wounded men. It was once said by Ted Brumback that Hemingway had acted heroically, for once he regained consciousness, he picked up a wounded man and carried him to the first aid dugout despite his own serious leg wounds (Meyers, p.30). Considered the turning point in his life, Hemingway had faced death but been called a “hero” as a result of it.
When he assisted in the war in Italy, he had been severely injured aiding an injured man (Akers).According to Akers his experiences deeply impacted him and his work greatly. Another fact to keep in mind is his unsuccessful attempts at maintaining love, seen through his various marriages and divorces. “When he married Hadley Richardson in 1921 and the couple move... ... middle of paper ... ...unborn baby suffers due to its irresponsible parents. For two lives to feel as though they are able to be free and move on from one another, it appears that another life will have to end. It gives off this feeling of injustice.
During his stay at this company, Hemingway learned his style of writing. After leaving The Kansas City Star, Hemingway applied to serve the nation in World War II. He was rejected for having poor eyesight, and instead of giving up, Hemingway joined the Italian Army as an ambulance driver. His duties involved him retrieving the dead and/or wounded from the battlefield. This put Hemingway in danger, as he sometimes had to go across the front line.
A major influence on his pieces was World War I; he was enlisted in the World War I ambulance drivers. In 1918, he was seriously wounded after being struck by a mortar shell in Italy and returned home (Lost Generation). The effects of the war on Hemingway’s mind and body played a huge role in short stories that he wrote, but also on possibly his most famous novel of all time, A Farewell To Arms. In an interview with Matthew J. Bruccoli, Hemingway listed the following writers as influences on his own work: Ring Lardner, Sherwood Anderson, Ezra Pound, and Gertrude Stein (Conversations with E.H.). It is safe to say that Hemingway’s family was fairly wealthy.
In “All Quiet on the Western Front,” Erich Maria Remarque tells the a story of six young German men who volunteer as soldiers in World War I. Remarque himself fought in World War I, but because of injuries that he sustained in battle, he was forced to withdraw from the war zone. He spent the rest of the war in the hospital, where he reflected upon the true nature of war. The novel is told from the viewpoint of one young soldier named Paul Baumer. Through the character of Baumer, Remarque portrays his innocence, childhood, and glory; it also portrays his horror, fears, and experiences in the war. In the story, six close friends are persuaded to fight for their country by Kantorek, their schoolteacher, who believes enlisting is an honorable thing to do.
Edgar Allan Poe is regarded as one of the most famous writers of all time. He is known for his sinister and horrific tales and his seemingly pessimistic view on life. This overwhelming theme is rarely questioned by other writers and fans alike because of his personal tragedies; it is only fitting that a man as disturbed as Poe would write such troubled stories. It is common knowledge to most that Poe had a heartrending life; he lost his biological mother, adoptive mother, and wife all before he went to college. Poe used the tragic premature endings of his family members as inspiration to write his trademark literature, lengthy eloquent works revolving around fatality.
Ernest Hemingway's Uses of Weakness and Survival Ernest Hemingway is one of the most recognized writers of the twentith century. In World War I, Hemingway drove ambulances for the Red Cross, and was seriously wounded. Hemingway was rejected by his mother, and felt forced to move away from home. These experiences had a profound emotional impact on him and his writings. As a result, Hemingway's protagonists fulfill the heroic ideal of naturalistic views; and contrasts the weakness and survival of the men as seen in "Indian Camp", "Snows of Kilimajaro" and "The Short, Happy Life of Francis Macomber."
After high school, he went on to write for The Kansas City Star, where he reported on various stories in the city. (egs.edu) At the start of World War I, Hemingway tried to enlist into the US Army but was denied due to poor vision. Instead, he became an ambulance driver for the Red Cross in Italy. Hemingway was injured by fragments of a mortar shell in July of 1918. While injured, he carried an injured Italian soldier to safety, for which he was awarded the Italian Silver Medal of Military Valor.
They begin seeing each other frequently, but keep it secret for fear of the army getting involved. While they were dating Henry was hurt in the war and sent to another hospital away from Catherine. Throughout the novel Frederic changes from an innocent, young soldier to a Hemingway code hero. Critics gave the term code hero to Hemingway’s novels because of the exact characteristics of writing each has. A code hero is one who is a brave man of action, knowledge, stoical, and a strong survivor.