Hemingway And Hemingway

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Haplessness, disillusionment, death, all characteristics of the ever changing era of both Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. The times these authors occupied completely guided and aided in their unique writing styles. Both Ernest Hemingway and F Scott Fitzgerald participated in the writing movement called the expatriates, and grew up in an environment that encouraged or pushed them to write more. Although there are many similarities between these two authors, they still have some differences such as, during the war Hemingway had a European point of the war and was also drafted into the war as an ambulance driver and a part of them red cross, while Fitzgerald had an American point of view and was not drafted into the war but instead experienced the loss and attitudes of Americans across the ocean. Yet both Ernest Hemingway and F Scott Fitzgerald lived during a time of war and grew up in an environment that encouraged writing, both saw the distraught war brought to people along with the great loss; therefore, they wrote stories which include themes of disillusionment, used hapless characters, and used the symbol of hope in a hopeless word.
Ernest Hemingway lived through a period of time which included two world wars and the great depression along with a time in history where the United States was evolving and turning into the world’s next great super power. During the World Wars authors, such as Ernest Hemingway, wrote and described the condition and the events that took place. “Hemingway also believed in the cyclical of the world. Hemingway quotes Ecclesiastes ‘one generation passes away, another generation comith’. This paradox of regeneration evolving from death is central theme in Hemingway’s vision” (Beegal). World War ...

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Both Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote about their reaction to the disillusionment from the men and women returning from war. Both let their experiences shape how they write along with the people they met. Yet even though both survived the war Hemingway suffered and viewed more loss than did Fitzgerald, due to the fact that Hemingway participated in the war and Fitzgerald did not, as Hemingway grew older he could no longer participate in the events and have the lifestyle he deemed “manly” so he killed himself, while Fitzgerald lived through all these problems and hard times yet the entire time he lived lonely, grasping for something, something that would grant and fulfilled the void of happiness in his life.