Compare and Constrast Essay on Hemingway

This essay has a total of 480 words and 2 pages.


From the time Ernest Hemingway became a renowned author, his works, as well as his life,
have been analyzed by many. Under such scrutiny, many aspects of Hemingway's works and
life experiences have been in question to the realities and fallacies, which he laid
forth. Much of Hemingway's life, especially his time volunteering as an ambulance driver
in Europe, has been in question to the true validity of his myth as a true adventurer and
hero. However, as I have found, much of the mythology surrounding Hemingway is very true
indeed, which leads me to believe that he did not embellish his life but rather used his
experiences to create some of the greatest works of literature to be written throughout
the twentieth century.

One of Ernest Hemingway's greatest novels, "A Farewell to Arms", has been surrounded by
controversy among literary, as well as historical, scholars regarding Hemingway's
inspiration for the famous novel. Many feel that Ernest Hemingway created this fictional
book solely from his imagination rather than his experiences, while others believe that
Hemingway drew the inspiration for this book from his experience as a volunteer ambulance
driver throughout the war. Even though there has been much controversy, there is
documented historical proof that the experiences that Hemingway had experienced from his
time in the war had influenced his creation of "A Farewell to Arms".

One of the most prevalent sources for Ernest Hemingway's inspiration for "A Farewell to
Arms" can be found in his relationship with ( ?Anges, the Amer. Nurse), who was a love
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