Ernest Hemingway: His Life And His Stories



Ernest Hemingway was man of many words. He wrote many novels and short stories. Ernest Hemingway also led a hard life. He often incorporated his life into his stories. His life and work was a direct result of his life. Some of his stories show a direct relationship between his life and his work. Looking at three of Hemingway's short stories, " Soldier's Home," "A Cat in the Rain" and " A Clean Well-Lighted Place, in terms of their relationship to events and experiences in Hemingway's own life. His stories from World War I reflect deeping despairs, and a conviction that life ultimately was without meaning.
Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21,1899, in Oak Park, Illinois. His ...

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and dancing together led to "hell and damnation"
Grace hall Hemingway, Ernest's mother, considered herself pure and proper. She was a dreamer who was upset at anything which disturbed her perception of the world as beautiful. She hater dirty diapers, upset stomachs, and cleaning house; they were not fit for a lady. She taught her children to always act with decorum. She adored the singing of the birds and the smell of flowers. Her children were expected to behave properly and to please her, always.
Mrs. Hemingway treated Ernest, when he was a small boy, as if he were a female baby doll and she dressed him accordingly. This arrangement was all right until Ernest got to the age when he wanted to be a "gun-toting Pawnee Bill". He began, at the time, to pull away from his mother, and never forgave her for his humiliation.

The town of Oak Park, where Ernest grew up, was very old fashioned and quite religious. The townspeople forbade the word "virgin" from appearing ...

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tended by a caring nurse named Agnes. He fell in love with this nurse. When he returned to the U.S. he embellished his war stories he won a medal for bravery. The is similar to the character Krebs in Hemingway'' short story "Soldier's Home." When Krebs returned to the United States everyone had already told their war stories and his were not as exciting. So he felt the need to embellish his stories. ' Krebs found that to be listened to at all he had to lie, and after he had done this twice he, too, had a reaction against the war and against talking about it."(Pg. 145 Hemingway) Hemingway was against telling people about the war at first because it caused him such pain, but ...

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