Ernest Hemingway Biography
Ernest Hemingway /
Pages: 3 (718 words) /
Published: Jan 20th, 2014
"Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another". Ernest Hemingway believed that a life is not lived without taking chances. Hemingway participated in many risky and sketchy things. He played football, which back then was played with leather helmets, he also hunted big game which was one of his favorite hobbies. Throughout his life, masculinity and the ability to do these masculine actions, changed his life for the best.
While Hemingway was little, his mother dressed him us as a girl. Her hopes where to try to get rid of a stereotype of what men where supposed to look like. This completely backfired. Hemingway went on to do things that a regular man would not. He participated in amateur bullfighting, boxing, drinking, big game hunting and football. His all time favorite hobby was bullfighting. After he saw his first match alongside with wife, he became intrigued with the sport. He was so into the sport, that he considered it to be one of his most favored passions. Since the love of the sport was too much, he decided to spend most of his time in Pamplona. This is where bullfighters would socialize and live. After living with the bullfighters and participating in bullfighting, there was only one thing left to do which he did best, write. He wrote a manifesto about bullfighting in 1932, named "Death in the Afternoon". This manifesto became so famous so quickly, that it basically turned into the Bible of bullfighting.
Although Hemingway loved bullfighting, it wasn't his only passion. Another one of his passions was big game hunting and fishing. One afternoon, Hemingway set sail with his good friend Henry Strater. Their hopes where to catch some tuna or even a marlin. At least one of their hopes came true. Hemingway hooked a one thousand pound marlin, which is a trophy catch for the ages. Although he caught the gigantic