Ernest Hemingway's Experiences On His Work


Ernest Hemingway lived in a time full of violence, pain, blood and hostility. He's well known both for his great works and for his adventures. He was the participant of World Wars I and II, and the Spanish Civil War; victim with hundreds of wounds from these wars; the author of great works and many short stories, and also the spokesman for "The Lost Generation". Throughout Hemingway's life, the experiences from various wars and adventures enabled him to witness the bloody battles, violence, life and death of people and provided him with rich sources of writing. Virtually his works and his experiences are inseparable and have been intertwined in many aspects. Looking back through ...

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Reflected in His Fictions

Hemingway himself suffered a lot from the wars, both physically and psychologically. All the pains helped the formation of his viewpoints about the war -- the senses of death and humanism. Surely he poured these senses into his fictions. From his works we see like Hemingway himself, the protagonists usually suffered both physical and psychological pains. They always lived in a violent world, wounded in the war and endured psychological ravages, such as insomnia, and frustration. On the other hand, the protagonists performed as heroes. What they said and did in the novel manifested their viewpoints about ignoring death and humanism. Those points of view were just what Hemingway held throughout all his life.

2. Hemingway's Changing Viewpoints on Wars

2.1 Condemnation of the First World War

Hemingway's fictions are full of his experiences of wounding, especially the one he suffered from the First World War. When the First World War was ...

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Hemingway gave detailed descriptions of horror in A Farewell to Arms from his own experiences of the First World War, which could arouse disgust and hatred for the war. In the story, he thinks the war was nothing but a "slaughter house". In fact, the war not only caused millions of deaths but also disturbed the daily routine of society and produced harmful effects on the living and the survivals. In this novel, Hemingway also described a moving love between Henry, the hero, and Catharine. But the love came to a tragic end with the death of Catharine, which seemed to show that in this disastrous war time, no fruitful life was possible. The disastrous effects of war on war victims were also ...

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