Ernest Hemingway was one of the most well known writers of his generation. Through his experiences and his internal struggles, he formed characters and stories that are still well known today. Through these characters and stories, he changed literature forever. Ernest Hemingway, a hero through life and literature, has influenced the world with his writing for generations and will continue to influence the generations to come.
Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. His parents were Clarence Edmonds Hemingway and Grace Hall Hemingway, neither of which were writers like their son. His father was a doctor ad his mother was a piano teacher and was probably the source of Hemingway’s early creativity. He started writing stories when he was very young and loved to pretend to be the hero of his own adventures (Simkin). Little did he know, he would eventually become the hero.
When it was time for college, a young Ernest Hemingway had different plans. His father expected him to go to Oberlin College after his high school experience was over, but instead he started his career as a writer early. The Kansas City Star offered him a job that paid fifteen dollars a week, and he accepted. He was a reporter and covered things from interviewing celebrities to crime scenes. While describing his job at the Kansas City Star, Hemingway said, “I covered the short stop run which included the 15th Street Police Station, the Union Station, and the General Hospital. At the 15th Station you covered crime…Union Station was everyone going in and out of town…shady characters…celebrities going through. The General Hospital was where you got accidents and a double check on crimes of violence” (Simkin).
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…enerations and will continue to influence the generations to come. He changed literature forever by putting his own experiences and conflicts into his characters and stories to share with the public. Hemingway dedicated his life to the reader, and his works will always have the power to make people realize what life is about.
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