Ernest Hemingway : A Macho Man Essay

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Ernest Hemingway was seen as a macho man. He was known to include himself in his characters. He tended to describe himself as a masculine, nature enjoying, woman loving, often depressed, alcoholic, hero. Ernest Hemingway used his childhood and personal life experiences to write his literary works. Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois, on July 21, 1899. Hemingway 's family was upper middle class. As a young child he was introduced to the outdoors. His father Clarence, a physician, was a country man who enjoyed to hunt and fish. Clarence liked showing his son the outdoors. This influenced many of Hemingway 's stories. He spent most of his childhood summers at his family’s summer home on Walloon Lake in Michigan. Here Hemingway learned to hunt, fish, and appreciate nature. One of his short stories "up in Michigan" was influenced by his times on Walloon Lake. This story shows his love for the outdoors and alcohol. The story involves hunting which is what Hemingway enjoyed to do in his spare time. Throughout his career Hemingway stayed true to his roots and wrote on what he loved. Hemingway was inclined in sports and academics in high school. He had the chance to attend college but declined. Instead, his uncle helped him get a job for the "Kansas City Star" as a cub reporter. This experience helped him acquire his distinctive and simple style of writing. Hemingway once said, “On the star you were forced to learn to write a simple declarative sentence.…

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