The Study of Violence
In Ernest Hemingway’s The Snows of Kilimanjaro
Ernest Hemingway was a nineteenth century author. He is remembered for such work as Fifty Grand, A Way You’ll Never Be, and especially The Snows of Kilimanjaro. The Snows of Kilimanjaro, one of Hemingway’s famous stories, shows how violence and dangerous people can be.He was born in Oak Park, Illinois in 1899, his farther, a doctor is fond of out door sports. He taught Ernest his son to hunt and fish at a very early age. Ernest was the first of six children. His farther gave him his first shotgun at age of 10. The happiest day of Ernest’s childhood and probably of his life was hunting and fishing in the ‘wilds’; with his farther. In 1917 he graduated from Oak Park High School, although he was an outstanding student he was considered a rebel and ranaway from school and home twice. He was the editor of his school newspaper, where several of his own articles were printed, he decided not to go to college. He started a volunteer ambulance driver in Italy, he was later transferred into the Italian infantry and was severely wounded. After the war he served as a correspondent for the Toronto Star and then settled in Paris. While there, he was encouraged in creative work by the American ex-patriot writers.
‘Today is the first time any have lit on the ground. I watched the way they sailed very carefully at first in case I ever wanted to use them in a story. That’s funny now.’; (Hemingway, 3)Ernest Hemingway constantly used real people and situations in his fiction. He also liked to write ‘personal’; books about bullfighting in Spain and hunting in Africa. As he liked to write about wars he had seen and made pronouncements about other writers. He was always a legend, and liked to write about himself. He was one of the most famous people in the world. He was literally material to people who had seen him once in a restaurant.
In Hemingway’s book, The Snows of Kilimanjaro he talks about violence and hunting. Hemingway talks about various guns and pistols in his books. In Hemingway’s book The Snows of Kilimanjaro, he writes about the gore and death of his two partners. Hemingway is constantly talking about violence and death. ‘Shoot me Harry. For Christ sake shoot me.’; (Hemingway, 24). In The Snows of Kilimanjaro one of the survival experts dies of a shooting from the marshal law officers from back fired Hemingway’s group.