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Hemingways Great Work Ernest Hemingway who is widely known as the most popular American author led an adventurous life and published many of his stories During his career Hemingway wrote many notable books including the Old Man and the Sea which received several prizes including the Pulitzer and the Nobel Prize This novel although short is far from underdeveloped Hemingway managed to pack a huge amount of symbolism and meaning into the book The astute reader quickly sees the numerous similarities between Hemingway and the character Santiago Upon closer examination the various symbols of nature the code-hero and the Christ-Figure also come to light ON July 21 1899 one of Americas greatest writers was born Hemingway was born into the family of Grace Hall and Clarence Hemingway in Oak Park Illinois Hemingway was the second of six children and was brought up in a rich environment of culture learning and music and a variety of arts from his mother After the years Hemingway spent under his parents roof his life was consumed mostly bouncing around the world covering wars having numerous adventures writing novels and having many love affairs During Hemingways life he had a total of four wives and an exuberant amount of close relationships Many of the women in his life seemed to spark his writing talents such as Agnes von Kurowsky did when Hemingway wrote A Farewell to Arms Another source of writing material for Hemingway was his adventures He wrote about bullfighting in the novel Death in the Afternoon and described his safari to Africa in his book The Green Hills of Africa When the 1950s approached Hemingway had gone for a short while with out publishing an outstanding story As the time slipped by his works started to suffer criticism People began to believe that he was washed up and his career as a writer was all but over Due to this criticism Hemingway produced his grandest work
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