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A Biography of Ernest

Hemingway
BY: MR. ELIAS
C L A S S : 2 1 ST C E N T U R Y T E C H

A Portrait of Hemingway

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 A Biography of Ernest Hemingway
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 Who Is Ernest Hemingway?

 Hemingway’s Personal Life (1)
 Hemingway’s Personal Life (2)
 Hemingway’s Professional Life (1)
 Hemingway’s Professional Life (2)
 My Opinion of Hemingway
 Bibliography

Who Is Ernest Hemingway?
 Born into a strict, Protestant family
 Famous and well accomplished author (49 short




stories and over 10 novels)
Nobel Peace Prize winner
Avid hunter and fisher
Considered a hero of WWI
Committed suicide in Idaho (1961)
Used the experiences of his life to create literary
masterpieces during the Modernism Era

WWI Photo

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Hemingway’s Personal Life
 Born Ernest Miller Hemingway on July 21st, 1899
 Grew up in Oak Park, Illinois – upper middle class
 Father was a doctor and mother was a singer

 He had four sisters and one brother
 The community had a large Protestant population
 Hemingway about his community: “Wide lawns and

narrow minds.”(The Hemingway Resource Center)
 Enjoyed hunting and fishing (inspiration for many
stories/novels) with his father when his mother
wasn’t introducing him to music and literature

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Hemingway’s Personal Life (cont.)
 Rumored that his mother often





dressed him in female clothes
Worked as a reporter for the Kansas
City Star (1917)
WWI Ambulance Driver (1918)
Celebrated as a war hero upon his
return home
Reporter for Toronto Star (1920)
Married Hadley Richardson and
moved to Paris, France (1921)
Father committed suicide in 1929,
Ernest does the same in 1961 (Idaho)

Picnic

Fishing

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Hemingway’s Professional Life
 Wrote forty-nine short stories and published six




best-selling novels:
The Sun Also Rises
A Farewell To Arms
For Whom The Bell Tolls
The Old Man and The Sea
To Have and Have Not
A Moveable Feast

Ernest Working
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Hemingway’s Professional Life (cont.)
 Popular characters in his works: soldiers,



hunters, bullfighters, and primitive people.
Themes of his work: Courageous and honest
people losing hope in a modern, hectic
society
Possibly reflects his own outlook concerning
his place in the world
His writing is very dry and descriptive with
little plot – draws heavily from past
experience
His alcoholism and depression contributed
to his eventual suicide
He shot himself in Ketchum, Idaho (1961)

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Hemingway
Hospitalized

My Opinion of Hemingway
 Ernest Hemingway is one of my favorite authors
 I enjoy reading his stories for two reasons:
 He includes good morals at the end of the story

 I find the places he writes about very interesting
 Before the project, I didn’t know much about his

personal life/childhood
 Its strange to think that someone so brilliant would
commit suicide

Bibliography
 Nobel Peace Prize Organization
 The Hemingway Resource Center
 Dr. Paul P. Reuben

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