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Hemingway: Writer or Dreamer?

  • Date Submitted: 01/27/2010 11:17 PM
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There are a few great writers that have lived truly interesting and exciting lives. While it seems to be a truth that most writers have had some sort of event in there life, whether political, religious, or personal that has shaped them as writers and helped hone their craft to an affective and masterful way, it seems to be that there is one writer who has led a different life, one with adventure, love, death, and challenges that are completely different from the norm that most writers have experienced. Ernest Hemingway went through life with an interesting motto that cannot be annotated but noticed in his writings and biography: seek adventure and do not stop in the face of fear. That belief is Hemingway’s basic thesis of life, and while most writers have written exciting tales of the imagination, it seems to be that Hemingway’s fiction is autobiographical and relates closely to his own life in such a manner that the reader expects to be reading Hemingway’s autobiography. But not only do these consist of adventure, some of his works are crafted around love lost and anger that resulted in such loss of love. Many of his works, if not all, contain some element of autobiographical touch and can be connected to a strand and even chapters of Hemingway’s life. But one thing that leads people to a confused state about Hemingway is his tendency to portray himself in ways that he did not truly fit into.

There are only a few deciding factors that allow writers to become who they are inside and on the pages of their work. Ernest Hemingway’s childhood was normal, but one event that can lead many to describe his masculine style of writing while retaining a touch of sensitivity

comes back to his toddler years. His mother, a very successful and retired opera singer had a child one year prior to Ernest, his sister Marcelline. Grace Hemingway, his mother, feminized Ernest by dressing him up as a girl, like his sister Marcelline. Grace had...


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