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Ernest Hemingway is revered by some as one of the best writers in American history Hehad his share of problems and successes and made a deep impact in our literature Hemingwaywas an important literary figure and writer whose childhood experiences and significant events inhis adult years are reflected in his works in a variety of ways Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21 1899 He grew up near Chicago in Oak ParkIllinois in a well off middle-class family He had four siblings named Marcelline UrsulaMadelaine and Leicester The young Ernest was energetic lively imaginative and happy Hehad a problem earlier on with lying Richards 16 While he was still young his fatherintroduced him to the world of nature They would go fishing together which was an activitythat Ernest would enjoy for the rest of his life He soon became an extremely good fishermanand the family photo album was filled with many of his fishing pictures 19 Some of his mostmemorable times of his youth were spent in the familys summer cottage at Walloon LakeMrs Hemingway insisted that each of her children play an instrument Ernest was to learnthe cello which he was never good at and did not like Richards 19 During the time when hewas supposed to be practicing his cello and his mother was not around he would invite friendsover and have boxing matches Later he took boxing lessons 23 Ernest eventually turned into more of an outdoor person During the summers at WalloonLake he loved to shoot clay pigeons with his father Like fishing he became very good at thissport His grandfather gave him a twenty-gauge shotgun on his tenth birthday This gift becamehis most prized possession Richards 19 When he was fifteen Ernest ran away from home This did not last very long though and he came back to graduate from Oak Park High School in1917 Around this time was when the United States entered World War I He tried to
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