Ernest Hemingway

Nia Lange

The Life of Ernest Hemingway

The Life of Ernest Hemingway began on July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. At an early age Ernest became very interested in journalism. When Ernest turned 17, he decided to take advantage of an opportunity to work at a newspaper company in Kansas City. Shortly after beginning his career, Ernest was called to serve in World War I. When Ernest returned from World War I he began to write. The first piece of writing Ernest ever published was titled “ A Farewell to Arms”. Even though the poem was short, Ernest was still capable of capturing his audience with his powerful words and detailed accounts of his experience during World War I. After Ernest started to gain “fame” through his writings, he began to drown his feelings in alcohol. Ernest began to rely on substances more than the people in his life. His personal life also took a toll. Ernest at the end of his life had married four wives and had three children. Because of these lingering vices, Ernest slipped into a deep depression. “Boom”, was the noise that Mary Elder, Ernest’s wife, described that sound of his death on the morning of July 2, 1961. Ernest Hemingway ended his life with a single shot through his skull on July 2, 1961 in his home. Not only has Ernest been remembered for his passionate writing, but for the love he had for exploring the world throughout his life.

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Reflection Questions:

1. What was Ernest Hemingway's writing style?


2. How may times did Ernest Hemingway marry?

Impact of Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway showed the world that a writer could be adventurous and explore the, but at the same time be successful.