In Another Country Hemingway

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There are many components that influence a person’s mind and ideas. Experiences, whether delightful or unpleasant, will always leave a memory and influence one’s life in an abounding number of ways. Authors usually grasp onto a certain writing style, where they tend to write about topics that can relate to their own life influences. Sometimes, an author can write a piece and include multifarious connections to their personal life, having no intent to do so. Ernest Hemingway had a rather interesting life from the time he was born to his death and in many instances, events from his own life come up in his stories. In Ernest Hemingway’s fictional short story, In Another Country, he writes about an adequate amount of events happening to a young, …show more content…
He ended up with an injured leg and in a hospital in Milan and was rewarded a silver medal for his bravery, but this meant his career was in the military was over. In the short story, In Another Country, the American soldier in the story, who is also the narrator and Ernest Hemingway have almost identical aspects. The American soldier is in the hospital in Milan for a leg injury; he cannot bend his knee. He proceeds to talk about how he received a medal saying “…were written in very beautiful language and full of [brotherhood and self-sacrifice], but which really said, with the adjectives removed, that I had been given the medals because I was an American” (Hemingway 2). Although he and the other soldiers feel as if he only got the medal because he was American, him and all the other men except one were rewarded the same …show more content…
When he was finished with his service and recovery in Italy, he was supposed to marry a nurse that he had loved for six years named Agnes von Kurowsky. When he wrote to her from America, she responded by saying she was not moving back to America with him and that she had fallen in love with another Italian soldier. In In Another Country, the older, wiser general who is also injured, reviled the American soldier when marriage came up in a conversation "the more a fool you are,… A man must not marry” (Hemingway 3) he said. He then later apologized for his tone and explained how he lost his wife and was heartbroken, which can relate to how Hemingway felt after Agnes von Kurowsky had fallen out of love with him. Ernest Hemingway also liked to prove his masculinity in both his stories and his real life. He was an excellent football player in high school. The American soldier in the short story also told the doctor he played football and was promised a full recovery so he could play again. Ernest Hemingway and the American Soldier have an astounding amount of the same

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