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Ernest Hemingway The affect of World War I on his life style Table of Contents Thesispgi Introductionpg1 Bodypg2 Conclusionpg7 Endnotespg8 Works Citedpg10 Thesis Statement Ernest Hemingways experience in World War I affected his actions writings and emotions throughout his life Introduction While handing out chocolate bars on the West Bank of the Piave River Ernest Hemingway was severely wounded by a mortar shell Even with both his legs penetrated with fragments of ammunition he carried an Italian soldier to safety For his courage he was awarded the Croce de Guerra and the Medaglia dArgento al Valor Militare During Ernests stay in a Red Cross hospital he fell in love with a nurse Agnes Von Kurowsky was seven and a half years older than Ernest who was almost eighteen At first Agnes refused his advances stating that it was against regulations to become involved with a patient However after a time she allowed herself to return the love that was being offered to her Before Ernest was shipped back to the states they agreed to be married after the war Only three months later Agnes wrote Ernest a letter saying that she was going to marry an Italian Lieutenant named Duca Dominico Caraceiolo instead Back in America Ernest was crushed and he fell into depression Ernest was so heartbroken that he would write letters to nurses and patients from back in Italy about the terrible things he hoped would happen to Agnes Thus began his career as a writer of emotion truth and everything in-between The people of Oak Park Illinois probably never guessed that the boy down the block would become one of the most influential writers of his time When Ernest Hemingway ran away at the age of fifteen to pursue a journalism career at the Kansas City Star his parents thought of him as a foolish young boy Ernest realized the difficulty of keeping a job at such a young age
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