A young man by the name of Ernest Hemingway was born in 1898 and grew up in a suburb of Chicago Illinois. (Jones 416) Hisfatherwas a doctor. As a boy, he and his father spent and fishing in Michigan. (Brown 571) Hemingway wrote for his school newspaper. (Jones 416) During his youth Hemingway also played football and swam. (Smith 34) After graduating from high school, Hemingway was hired with the Kansas City Star newspaper.

(Jones 416) While writing forthe Kansas City Star, Hemingway began to develop his own unique style of writing. (Brown 571) Later, Hemingway worked for the Red Cross as an ambulance driver during World War I. (Jones 416) Only a few days before twenty years old, Hemingway was wounded in the leg and sent back to the United States. (Smith 34) In 1921, the Toronto Star sent Hemingway to Europe as a journalist writer.

While in Paris he published two books. TheSunAlso Rises was published in 1926 and was his first him a well-known writer. Hemingway loved to write about his adventurous activities. During the Spanish Civil War in the 1930's, Hemingway wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls. Manypeoplethought this was one of his best novels. Hemingway later wrote a novel about showing the need to accept life with honor.

In 1952 he published this novel entitled The Old Man in the Sea. (Jones 416) Hemingway won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 for this novel. (Brown 571) Hemingway loved to experience nature. He loved adventure; and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching bullfights. These adventurous experiences helped shape his style of writing.

Young writers later copied this style. They also copied his style of writing in short and direct sentences. (Brown 571) Hemingway looked at life as a game. He shaped about how mankind is eventually totally defeated. Hehasbeen put down for writing about how men are always tough and not be afraid of danger.

Hemingway became depressed during the last years of his life, and shot and killed himself in 1961. (Jones 416).