Societies Greatest Writer

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How would the world of literature have been affected without the works of Ernest Hemingway? His work will have an everlasting effect on the people read his books. He was born in Oak Park, Illinois in 1898. He ended his life by suicide in July 2, 1961. Ernest Hemingway's works include, The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, The Old Man and the Sea, and many other important literacy masterpieces. Hemingway also wrote many short stories including, Three Stories & Ten Poems, In Our Time, and others. Hemingway contributed to literature his colorful style and his concern with presenting a tough, masculine image. Hemingway's writings show how his life and the events of his time period affected the outcome in For Whom the Bell Tolls.

Ernest Hemingway had an interesting and eventful life. He was born on July 21, 1898 in Oak Park, Illinois, son of Clarence Edmunds and Grace Hemingway.

He led a happy and interesting childhood. In later years he had grown to hate his parents as some scholars noted " that as he grew older he felt bitter toward both his parents, particularly his mother, whom he viewed as selfish and domineering" (Schafer 2 of 6). After graduating from high school he worked as a reporter for the Kansas City Star. He later worked as an volunteer ambulance driver during World War I. This had a profound effect on his writing, "Hemingway's wartime experiences help suggest why his writing emphasizes physical and physiological violence and the need for courage" (Young 83). Some In his later years he became an international celebrity due to his many popular novels. The public adored his colorful style and concern for presenting a tough masculine image, which was a theme for the majority of his books. Hemingway's heroes frequently find...