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Ernest Hemingway’s Life And Accomplishments Essay

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Writing being only one of Ernest Hemingway’s many amazing accomplishments throughout his lifetime, he changed lives all across the globe. Ernest Hemingway was a very brave, unique and passionate man. He received awards and prizes in his life, only small markers in his life compared to what he actually accomplished, both personally and for his country.
Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899 in Illinois. When he was in high school, he wrote for the newspaper, Trapeze and Tabula. When he graduated, he went on to work for the Kansas City Star. Hemingway said about his first real job, “On the Star you were forced to learn to write a simple declarative sentence. This is useful to ...view middle of the document...

Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso, Ezra Pound, and James Joyce. In 1922, Hemingway covered the war between Greece and Turkey. A few years later, he had an affair with Pauline Pfeiffer, and divorced his wife. He returned to America with Pauline and lived in Key West, Florida, where the house he lived at, now called the Hemingway Home is still up and running, and available for events and tours.
When the Spanish Civil War started, Hemingway returned to Europe as a correspondent for the North American Newspaper Alliance. It was in Spain that Hemingway met his next wife, Martha Gelhorn, who was also a war correspondent. After Hemingway divorced his second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer, married Gelhorn, and the couple moved to Cuba together. After World War II started, and America became a part of the war, Hemingway returned to Europe again, where he served as a correspondent. He witnessed many of the wars most important moments, such as the D-day landing. Hemingway tagged along with American troops, in many different places, and even led some soldiers through warfare on his own. Paul Fussel, a World War II historian, said about Hemingway’s actions, “Hemingway got into considerable trouble playing infantry captain to a group of Resistance people that he gathered, because a correspondent is not supposed to lead troops, even if he does it well.” Towards the end of the war, Hemingway met Mary Welsh, who would eventually become his fourth, and last, wife.
When the war ended, he returned to Cuba, and received a Bronze Star at the U.S. embassy for “Having circulated freely under fire in combat areas in order to obtain an accurate picture of conditions. Through his talent of expression, Mr. Hemingway enabled readers to obtain a vivid picture of the difficulties and triumphs of the front line soldier and his organization of combat.” After Heming way returned home, in response to the atomic bomb dropped by America, he said, “For the moment we are the strongest power in the world. It is important that we do not become the most hated.”
In 1951, Hemingway won a Pulitzer Prize, for his novel The Old Man and the Sea. In 1954, Hemingway won a Nobel Prize in Literature. After winning the Nobel Prize, Hemingway retired and moved to Idaho with his fourth wife, Mary. In the last years of his life, Hemingway...

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