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    ocean where he hoped to find fish. The old man knew he was going far out and he left the smell of the land behind.” *. Simply venturing out to an isolated section of the sea shows the character Santiago as independent, a key element of transcendentalism. The other elements, self-reliance and nature are also very prevalent in the novel. *finish paragraph* Another major component of who Ernest Hemingway was was his ability to accept failure and take pride in overcoming adversity. As a young man, Hemingway dreamed of enlisted in the military. However, he was repeatedly rejected for military service due to a defective eye*. Several years later he entered World War I as an ambulance driver. It was there that he met the love of his life, Agnes von Kurowsky. His second major defeat was when she declined to marry him*. Following the war, Hemingway was injured in not one, but two airplane crashes. The latter incidents were not so much of a failure as they were simply terrible experiences for the author. However, Hemingway persevered under the philosophy that “to behave well in the lonely, losing battle with life is to show ‘grace under pressure’ and constitutes in itself a kind of victory.” * This theme is portrayed in The Old Man and the Sea and is partly responsible for the book’s huge success. The Old Man and the Sea embodies the idea that it takes courage to overcome adversity. This is the theme that the book is most known for. In fact, one of the most quoted lines is, “‘but a…

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    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…

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    The Big Two-Hearted River by Ernest Hemingway is a brilliant story about a man (Nick) on a fishing trip (Hemingway). This story is full of vibrant landscapes as well as other mental images (Svoboda 34). The author of the story Ernest Hemingway is one of America’s greatest literary figures. He was also a Veteran of World War I and it is that experience that shaped the underlying message in this story (Adair 585). From the burnt town and surrounding landscape of Seney to the ominous swamp at the…

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    Catherine and Frederick: Victims of War When there is a war, soldiers fighting at the front are not the only ones affected, but many others are too in some way. Friends and families of soldiers, workers who have lost business due to war, and people forced to leave their homes and everything they know because of war are amongst those victims of war people do not think of right away. Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms is a fictitious novel which tells the story of war victims. The…

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    There is a common misconception that Ernest Hemingway is a boring writer, that he uses bland language and has no point to his writing. Hemingway is a very creative writer, he uses all of his surroundings and thoughts and feelings to piece together his work. In his novel, A Farewell to Arms, you do not find eloquent sentences, filled with details. Instead there are findings of short snippets and strange dialogue that isn’t written like normal dialogue. Hemingway’s novel is semi-autobiographical…

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    Novelist Edith Wharton stated that “at every process of his tale the novelist must rely on what may be called the illuminating incident to reveal and emphasize the inner meaning of each situation”. The author of A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway, took her words into account as he created many “illuminating moments” for the reader. These instances act as casements to solidify the meaning and theme of the novel. Hemingway tells of an episode like this in which an American driver on the Italian…

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    1) The novel gives a brief description of the lives of Frederic Henry and Catherine Barkley before they come to Italy. Frederic used to be a student of architecture back in America. He volunteers to join the Italian army as an ambulance driver. Proof of this is when Catherine asks, “You’re the American in the Italian army” (Hemingway 22). Before Catherine comes to Italy, she had a fiance who had unfortunately passed away. They grew up together for eight years. She is an English woman who is a V.…

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    Finding Style An author 's style is like his or her signature. It stems from their unique combination of literary elements, and how they weave these aspects into their work. Authors ' styles can be near indistinguishable or the complete antithesis of each other, as in the case of William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway. However, despite the obvious contrasts in the two author’s writings, there are several similarities in their work. Their short stories, Faulkner 's "A Rose for Emily," and…

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    World War I was very tragic time, and only a few novelist captured the true lives of people who lived during that time. Ernest Hemingway, an english author who was in the Italian first aid during World War I, is one of the novelist who show an aspect of life during World War I in the novel Farewell to Arms. Hemingway tries to show what people had to deal with during those times. A man named Fredi, who is an american in the Italian first aid, meets a woman who he falls in love with. He tries to…

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    Keep it the Heming-Way “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” - Ernest Hemingway It has been brought to my attention that the English Department is questioning the importance of teaching about Ernest Hemingway, who they say is a “simplistic” writer. A Farewell to Arms is an example of a novel Hemingway wrote which mirrors his life and many of his own experiences during the time he spent in World War I. He is familiar with the settings of his novels…

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