Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway lived his life as he wanted. His writing touched the hearts of millions. His sentences were short and to the point but his novels strong and unforgettable. He wrote about what he felt like writing about. On July 21, 1899, Ernest Hemingway was born. He was created by Dr. Clarence Edmonds and Grace Hall Hemingway. His hometown was a small town named Oak Park. Oak Park was in Illinois. His father was a practicing doctor, and later taught him how to hunt and fish. His mother on the other hand had wished that he would become a professional musician. Hemingway did not like his mother and when he grew up he would call her "the old bitch".

He grew up in a somewhat religious environment. He went to Oak Park and River Forest High School, which is where he realized his writing gift. Besides writing, other activities that he loved included swimming, and boxing. When he was18 years old he had an important decision to make he could either move to Kansas city, which was growing more and more every day, or he could go to collage. His final choice was that he would move to Kansas City. In Kansas City he got a job as a cub reporter on the Kansas City Star. At the train station his father, who latter on in Ernest's life would commit suicide which would totally disgust Ernest, kissed his son goodbye with tears in his eyes. This exact moment in time would be the soul purpose for a book he wrote called "For Whom the Bell Tolls". One of the reasons why he wrote that book is because he felt so much older than his father at that time that he could hardly bear it any longer.

While he was at Kansas City he was quite and did not stand out much. He stayed to himself. He went through a little culture shock due to the fact that Kansas City was a lot more complex than Oak Hill was. His writing style was first introduced by the Star. His writing was brief, and to the point. His writing had to be like that at the time because he was a news writer, but he would carry that style over to fiction when the time came. In May of 1918, Hemingway wanted to join the Army but could not due to a defective left eye which he inherited from his mother. Instead of joining the Army he joined the Red Cross. Later on in his Red Cross years he became Second Lieutenant of the Red Cross.

While he was overseas he was sneaking smokes and chocolate into the soldiers he was hit in the leg by an Austrian machine gun. He also got over a hundred pieces of metal stuck in his body. Even though he was in extreme pain he managed to carry a wounded soldier to safety which was a hundred yards away. For his courageous action he won the Italian Medal of Valor. He spent all of his recovery time at the Ospedale Croce Rossa American, in Milan. His stay in Italy was the perfect place for his novel A farewell to arms. He was allowed to go home after his stay at the American Hospital in Italy. He returned to Oak Hill without any complaints. He lived with his mom until he refused to get a job was kicked out of the house. After that he moved to Chicago and got a job writing for the Toronto Star and was a sparring partner for boxers.

It was in Chicago that he met a very pretty lady named Elizabeth Hadly Richerdson. Hemingway badly wanted to marry her but money was a problem so they moved to Paris. Because he had a child on the way and no real publications, he decided to move back to Canada. It was there that John Hadly Hemingway was born in 1923. His nick name was Bumby, that was also the name he preferred to be called by.

When he was in the Spanish was he fought the way he wanted to fight, he attended dinner parties in London. The parties were way away from the fighting lines (D-Day had already passed by now). After a drunken party where he babbled on about hunting, fishing, and bull fighting he was in an