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Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway is revered by some as one of the best writers in American history He had his share of problems and successes and made a deep impact in our literature Hemingway was an important literary figure and writer whose childhood experiences and significant events in his 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 Park Illinois in a well off middle-class family He had four siblings named Marcelline Ursula Madelaine and Leicester The young Ernest was energetic lively imaginative and happy He had a problem earlier on with lying Richards 16 While he was still young his father introduced him to the world of nature They would go fishing together which was an activity that Ernest would enjoy for the rest of his life He soon became an extremely good fisherman and the family photo album was filled with many of his fishing pictures 19 Some of his most memorable times of his youth were spent in the familys summer cottage at Walloon Lake Michigan Mrs Hemingway insisted that each of her children play an instrument Ernest was to learn the cello which he was never good at and did not like Richards 19 During the time when he was supposed to be practicing his cello and his mother was not around he would invite friends over and have boxing matches Later he took boxing lessons 23 Ernest eventually turned into more of an outdoor person During the summers at Walloon Lake he loved to shoot clay pigeons with his father Like fishing he became very good at this sport His grandfather gave him a twenty-gauge shotgun on his tenth birthday This gift became his most prized possession Richards 19 When he was fifteen Ernest ran away from home This did not last very long though and he came
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