Says one critic: “Hemingway fans have long made reference to the “Hemingway Hero’s”, or the “macho men” which seem to dominate most of the author’s semi-autobiographical works”(essortment1). Brian Dennis writes: “Hemingway’s themes show part of his life. He was a man who delights in fishing, in hunting, in horseplay, and was a man filled with what used to be called animal spirits”(dennis02). Michael Reynolds states: “From 1921 to 1938 it has been the same story, love and pity and pride and loneliness concealed in a brief reportage of cruel facts”(reynolds369). Another expert explained that: “The glorification of the dangerous life of hunting and fishing is keeping Hemingway from deserving people, from writing about the life of his times”(jackson72).
Hemingways Themes “Hemingway’s greatness is in his short stories, which rival any other master of the form”(Bloom 1). The Old Man and the Sea is the most popular of his later works (1). The themes represented in this book are religion (Gurko 13-14), heroism (Brenner 31-32), and character symbolism (28). These themes combine to create a book that won Hemingway a Pulitzer Prize in 1953 and contributed to his Nobel Prize for literature in 1954 (3). “Santiago’s ordeal, first in his struggle with the big fish, and then in fighting against the sharks, is associated by Hemingway with Christ’s agony and triumph,” (Bloom 2).
War scene A Farewell to Arms is one of the great American novel written by Ernest Hemingway concerning his own experiences serving in the Italian campaigns during the First World War. It opens with a description of artillery-laden troops marching slowly through the rains of late summer and autumn. One of these men is an American called Frederic Henry, a volunteer ambulance driver. Henry is currently in the Italian army, at the Italian front during World War I. This novel gives brilliant depictions about the conflict’s senseless savageness and violent perplexity: the scene of the Italian army’s retreat remains one of the most intense evocations of war in American literature.
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Americans were reading books before the first printing press was even invented. As people were reading, writers were forming. Ernest Hemingway was a man with a unique imagination, which was obsessed with violence, but with that and his fascination for the act of courage in a dangerous situation, it served as a basis for his most memorable books. Ernest Hemingway led a riveting life from birth to death. It had many ups and downs but his experiences are what made him the great author he became known to be.
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