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Ernest Hemingway

  1. 1. Ernest Hemingway By: Mike Harris 5/9/2009
  2. 2. Ernest Hemingway 1954 5/9/2009
  3. 3. Ernest Hemingway – Short Bio: • Born/Died – (1899-1961) • An outdoorsman – Fishing – Hunting – Skiing • Military – WWI- Volunteered in Ambulance Unit for Italian Army – WWII- Stationed aboard Pilar • Marriage – Hadley Richardson (1921) – Pauline Pfeiffer (1927) – Martha Gellhorn (1940) – Mary Welsh (1946) 5/9/2009
  4. 4. “A Farewell To Arms” (1929) “Booked named on 100 best English- language novels of the 20th century by the editorial board of the American Modern Library.” Main Characters: Frederick Henry and Catherine Barkley Setting: WWI Tone: Tragedy (Catherine dies during childbirth, Their baby dies, Catherine’s first husband dies, and war abounds) Style: The characters are based upon real life; “Ernest Hemingway's affair with Agnes von Kurowsky became the inspiration for quot;A Farewell to Armsquot; (1929).”(Lombardi, see Bibliography) 5/9/2009
  5. 5. “The Old Man and the Sea” (1952) No. 1 in The Irish Independent's list of 20 Lifetime Reads Main Characters: The Old Man (Santiago) Boy (Manolin) Setting: Land Sea Tone : Pessimistic, Reverence 5/9/2009
  6. 6. • Hemingway Tones: – Tragedy Hemingway Styles – Pessimistic The Hemingway Code: “Numerous influences from various people and – Gloom events from his personal life” (Cooper, Michael) -”Does not give way to lengthy – Lonely geographical and psychological description.” (Cooper) – Ecstatic -”Avoids direct statements and descriptions of emotion.” (Cooper) – Sorrowful Simple sentences and few adverbs or adjectives.(Cooper) – Contentious Hemingway tries to put the reader in the story. – Angry -Use short sentences. Use short first paragraphs. – Confused Use vigorous English. Be positive, not negative. 5/9/2009
  7. 7. Hemingway • The best way to understand his works are to keep them simple. • Don’t overlook what he is writing about. • Many of Hemingway’s works were based upon his real life experiences or people that he knew. This helps you the reader feel closer to the story because it is something you can relate to. • Hemingway writes so that you may enjoy and so that you may visualize being part of the story. 5/9/2009
  8. 8. “A Farewell to Arms” Watch the movie based on the novel based on Ernest Hemingway • Please see the link to • ch.jsp?pid=0000102 5/9/2009
  9. 9. Bibliography 1. From Nobel Lectures, Literature 1901-1967, Editor Horst Frenz, Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 1969 2. From biographybase. 4 May 2009 3. From nobelprize.8 May 2009 4. Esther Lombardi. 8 May 2009>. 5. Hemingway, Ernest. A Farewell to Arms. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. accessed 8 May 2009 6. The Nobel Prize in Literature 1954quot;. The Nobel Foundation. Retrieved on January 31 2005. 7. Cooper, Michael quot;The Writing Style of Hemingway.quot; The Writing Style of Hemingway. 12 Sep. 2005. 9 May 2009 <>. 5/9/2009