Ernest Hemingway 's The Old Man And The Sea Essay

1136 Words Feb 16th, 2016 5 Pages
The renowned author, Ernest Hemingway lived a life unlike many others. He was born July 2, 1899 in Cicero, Illinois. As a child he spent much of his time at his family’s cabin in Michigan, where he discovered his love for fishing, hunting, and the outdoors. In high school, Hemingway worked on his school newspaper, Trapeze and Tabula, writing primarily about sports. He discovered he had a love and a gift for writing, and immediately after graduation he became a journalist for the Kansas City Star, which majorly influenced his declarative and prose writing style as seen in his books. Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea proves that Hemingway is a man of deep faith by re-writing his life through use of characters and themes of the book. It also shows that a person’s perception of life determines their attitude and actions. Hemingway had deep faith, although he did not show it the way one might expect. Hemingway’s life was full of admirable adventures but also many unfavorable events. At the start of his career, after working at the Kansas City Star, Hemingway went overseas to serve in World War I as an ambulance driver in the Italian army. He was awarded the Italian Medal of Bravery, but soon after, sustained injuries that landed him in a hospital in Milan. At the hospital he met his first of four wives, Agnes von Kurowsky. She left him soon after, and he was devastated. He characterizes himself as Santiago, the main character in The Old Man and the Sea, to create a…

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