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Do you ever ask yourself what makes life meaningful For American novelist and short-story writer Ernest Hemingway it was courage The characters in his works might not win but they always live and die bravely Hemingway told it how it was and didnt hold anything back Hemingway is well known for his novels of war big game hunting fishing and bullfighting One of his most famous works The Old Man and the Sea describes an old fishermans fight to keep a giant fish he caught from being eaten by sharks Another of his famous works For Whom the Bells Tolls describes a guerrilla fighter during the Spanish Civil War who knew he was doomed to fail Ernest used his life when he wrote including everything he did and everything that ever happened to him He nevertheless remained a private person while wanting his stories to be read but also wanting to be left alone He once said Dont look at me Look at my words During World War I Ernest served as an ambulance driver in Italy for the American Red Cross and very much like Frederick Henry of A Farewell to Arms was shot in his knee recuperates in a hospital and tended by a caring nurse Like the hero in the book he fell in love with the nurse and was given a medal for his heroism In addition they both enjoyed drinking large amounts of alcohol as well In For Whom the Bell Tolls Hemingway summarizes his own dissatisfaction about his father when he recalls his fathers suicide and a character Jordan says Ill never forget how sick it made me the first time I knew he was a coward This goes back to support how Hemingway wasnt afraid to speak his mind and also how he used his life when he wrote I believe that Hemingway was obsessed with death In the book A Farewell to Arms Henry met
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