ENC 1101 20M
14 February 2013
Ernie and I
The legendary Earnest Hemingway and I are similar writers because of our loves of sports, nature, and competition.
Earnest Hemingway and I love sports. Lawrence Mitchell who wrote Earnest Hemingway: In the Ring and Out states Earnest’s “father taught him to love the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing, and also gave him his first set of boxing gloves” (7). I too love those sports. Earnest Hemingway grew up boxing as an amateur boxer in Chicago. Writing wasn’t his number one hobby then. “For Hemingway writing was, among other things, a means to an end, a way to rewrite himself as the quintessential man of action” (7) Mitchell implied. He always wrote on the side but boxing was his love at the time. Boxing shows Hemingway’s love for competition. In Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast he recalls some great fights. I enjoy writing about sports situations also. Nothing is like describing the game, match, etc. in vivid detail to the reader. It is something an athlete writes about like Ernie and I. You have to know that feeling when you are in the ring (or on the field or court), when everyone has their eyes on you and you have to show your skills and try to win. Writers like Hemingway and I can do that.
Hemingway loves to fish. I also am a big fan of fishing. Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea was a world famous book that shows his love for fishing. It is probably his most famous work. The story is about an old man that is very unlucky when he fishes. One day he goes out on his boat and hooks a humongous Sailfish. He battles with the fish for hours and finally pulls it in and kills it. He struggles to get the 20 foot sailfish onto the boat. Instead, he straps the fish on the side of his boat and tries to go back home. On the way home though, a lot of sharks follow the blood trail and starts eating his humongous catch from...