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Joe Smith Ms Johnson Period 4 22 May 2000 Suicide Lurks Over the Horizon Many people say that Ernest Hemingways stature within the view of the public has only increased since his death proving that his work has endured the test of time In many minds of Americans who are familiar with Hemingway he was a man of contrast and contradictions Simply put Americans have this theory of Hemingway because he stood for rugged individualism through his manly brutish nature yet he committed suicide However in all honesty this notion is false At first agreeance with the majority was easy because it seemed logical but after reanalyzing Hemingways works its definitive that Hemingway conversed with the world through his characters Hemingway was trapped within the image he created for himself He talked through his writing but he wasnt being heard nor understood The foreshadowing of Hemingways suicide was submerged throughout his writing but nobody could dive so deep in order to hear what he was saying until it was too late Hemingway is clearly thought to be a higher and more prominent figure proceeding his death than he was as a tangible animated person on Earth During his prime years Hemingway created a mythic persona yet certain stature for himself Nagel 1 He defined manliness but not solely through what he wrote what he said and what he expressed but also through what he did fishing for elusive gamefish from trout to tarpon and marlin hunting to life threatening extremes for highly prized game watching bullfights with a discerning eye being a womens man dominating his nemeses and pursuing all wars for the benefit of his nation Valiunas 77 However this claim to fame personality of Hemingway is what drove him six feet under He built up such a recollected and admirable prestige to himself that there was no backing down Without the man who wanted to feel every thrilling sensation he could the writer
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