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How People Remember Events

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 12:14 AM
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The world we live in is not exactly an anodyne place due to violence, wars, racism, and conflicts towards others. Some groups such as Neo Nazis bring back a memory of Hitler as they perform their hatred acts towards Jewish and minorities. Some people try to remember past events as they wanted them to have happen and some remember past events as they actually happened. Though some people and some authors remember events as they would like them to happen, some authors such as Ernest Hemingway remember and write events as they really occurred, though he claims A Moveable Feast to be fiction due to liability purpose. In A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway demonstrates that his style of writing includes the truth of what he remembers.

Speaking for myself, I prefer to remember past events as they really happened because if I remember them as I would have like them to happen, I know that I would be lying to myself. As an experienced school-related writer, I figured that for authors writing non-fiction work is probably easier because all they have to do is recall what they are going to write about. Unlike fiction which includes having the ability to write a story by section of ideas, making those ideas flow to the next idea, and making the story almost seem non-fiction.

Most authors like Francis Scott Fitzgerald write books about fiction. Fitzgerald writes about a fictional reality, for example the Great Gatsby is a fictional story with a non-fictional plot. Other authors, for example Ernest Hemingway, write stories about what happened to them during their life time. Hemingway experiences what he writes, for example in A Moveable Feast Hemingway write a perfect sentences at a time and he experiences what he is writing about. If the character in his work is dancing, he dances to feel what the character he create feels exactly. In A Moveable Feast, Hemingway uses his experience to write the book as this quote explains:

In A Moveable Feast he would...

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