As acknowledged by the Nobel Peace Prize Organization: “Hemingway - himself a great sportsman - liked to portray soldiers, hunters, bullfighters - tough, at times primitive people whose courage and honesty are set against the brutal ways of modern society, and who in this confrontation lose hope and faith.” His life began on July 21, 1899, and tragically ended on July 2, 1961. He began writing as a youth and continued until the day he died. Ernest Hemingway is still today considered to be one of the world’s greatest authors who mirrored his writing style with the way he lived his life.
Ernest grew up in his grandfather’s home in Oak Park Illinois. Ernest’s father was a doctor. His sister was the closest to him in the family, They were even dressed like twins while growing up. Believe it or not, Ernest even took her to his prom. While in high school, Ernest was only 5’4 so he was too small to play football. Instead of playing sports, Ernest took college prep classes and played the cello. Around the age of 16, Ernest finally started to grow some, and began boxing. Ernest loved being outdoors and doing outdoor chores. He spent his summers at the Hemmingway’s cottage in Michigan. While in high school, all of Ernest’s teachers praised his writing. When Ernest graduated from high school he accepted a job at the Kansas City Star newspaper. Pete Wellington, his boss, gave him the best writing tip of his career: short sentences, use short first paragraphs, and be positive in your writing, not negative.
Despite his parents not wanting him to enlist, Ernest enlisted in the Red Cross to drive ambulances. On May 21, 1918, Ernest set sail on “The Chicago”, an old French ocean liner. Once in Italy Ernest was put closest to the front line. One day, while in a bunker, Ernest was struck in the leg by a Austrian artillery bullet. Then while carrying a fellow wounded soldier out of the danger zone, Ernest was shot in the leg. When he arrived at the hospital, he had 227...
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