History Creator / ErnestHemingway

9th Nov '17 4:17:40 PM dlchen145
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American author and Nobel Prize winner. Has written some of the most famous ProseFiction in the English language. First 20th Century writer to get away with the word "fuck". Master of BeigeProse. Fought in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, [[IntrepidReporter covered]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the sequel]]. Wrestled lions. Flew airplanes. Caught big fish. Owned and loved a clowder of polydactyl cats. [[RealMenWearPink Made Mojitos and Daiquiris manly]]. [[AteHisGun Shot himself.]] Shortly before his suicide, claimed to a friend that the FBI was monitoring him. [[ProperlyParanoid He was right.]]

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Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American author and Nobel Prize winner. Has written some of the most famous ProseFiction in the English language. First 20th Century writer to get away with the word "fuck". Master of BeigeProse. Fought in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, [[IntrepidReporter covered]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the sequel]]. Wrestled lions. Flew airplanes. Caught big fish. Owned and loved a clowder of polydactyl cats. [[RealMenWearPink Made Mojitos and Daiquiris manly]]. [[AteHisGun Shot himself.]] Shortly before his suicide, claimed to a friend that the FBI was monitoring him. [[ProperlyParanoid He was right.]]
6th Jun '17 9:18:54 PM PaulA
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* DyingDream: In "The Snows of Kilimanjaro".
* ElephantInTheLivingRoom: "Hills Like White Elephants" follows a couple talking at a train station, with the man attempting to convince the woman to have an abortion. The actual nature of the operation he's pressing, however, and the reason for it, are conspicuously never mentioned.
* FootnoteFever: "A Natural History of the Dead" uses a footnote to further satirize the style of a history while making a sardonic statement about the extinction of "humanists" in modern society.
* GayParee: ''A Moveable Feast'' established Paris as the place to be for interwar American artists.
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: While never stated directly, "Hills Like White Elephants" is about a couple discussing whether or not the woman should have an abortion: he wants her to, she doesn't but eventually agrees, saying she's willing to always do anything he wants. Nearly the entire story is dialogue without mentions of tone, gestures or thoughts, leaving the possibility for a lot of Alternative Character Interpretation (whether or not she's being angry or sarcastic at the end, for example).
* GreatWhiteHunter: Robert Wilson in "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber".
* ManlyMenCanHunt: A central element of "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber". The wealthy Macomber takes his wife on a hunting trip and finds himself upstaged by the hunting guide, Robert Wilson. Macomber struggles to prove himself a competent hunter as his wife flirts openly with the more confident and masculine Wilson: [[spoiler:he eventually succeeds in shooting a buffalo, but shortly after he is shot by his own wife. Hemingway leaves it open whether this second shooting is accidental or intentional.]]




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* ThoseTwoBadGuys: "The Killers".


6th Jun '17 7:39:57 PM PaulA
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* DeceptiveDisciple: Disciple might be a little high a title, but he was a protege under Sherwood Anderson. Only to turn on him and treat him as a joke. Sadly, he's not the only protege to do that to Sherwood Anderson.
* FriendlyRivalry: Was in one with fellow writer Creator/FScottFitzgerald. Fitzgerald admired Hemingway's style: Hemingway admired Fitzgerald's lifestyle.



* RatedMForManly: Hemingway was the epitome of manhood, as described above.
6th Jun '17 7:39:34 PM PaulA
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* BeastlyBloodsports: Hemingway was a big fan of bullfighting. Metaphysically, he considered the deliberate danger that a matador puts himself in as symbolic of the essence of life as a whole. Naturally, this symbolism cropped up frequently in his works.
* BeigeProse[=/=]BoringButPractical: Hemingway's stylistic trademark.
* BrokenAce: Most of his protagonists. Manliness was an overarching theme in many of his works. He often explored the topic through [[SubvertedTrope subversions]], [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructions]], and perhaps a few [[ReconstructedTrope reconstructions]] of TheAce.



* DownerEnding: Not a lot of his heroes end up happy at the end of the story. [[spoiler:Not a lot of them end up alive, either.]]



* WriteWhatYouKnow: He wrote about UsefulNotes/WorldWarI where he served as an ambulance driver and the UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar where he was present as a journalist. He also wrote stories about hunting, fishing and boxing, all things he had personal experience with.

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* WriteWhatYouKnow: He wrote about UsefulNotes/WorldWarI where he served as an ambulance driver and the UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar where he was present as a journalist. He also wrote stories about hunting, fishing and boxing, all things he had personal experience with.
6th Jun '17 7:36:52 PM PaulA
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* BrokenAce: Most of his protagonists. Manliness was an overarching theme in many of his works. He often explored the topic through [[SubvertedTrope subversions]], [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructions]], and perhaps a few [[ReconstructedTrope reconstructions]] of TheAce. To wit:
** ''Literature/TheSunAlsoRises'': Jake Barnes' struggles with traditional masculinity after UsefulNotes/WorldWarI is one of the [[CentralTheme central themes]] of the book. Comes with a pretty [[TheLoinsSleepTonight symbolic injury]] as well.
** ''Literature/AFarewellToArms'': Frederic Henry is probably one of the most straightforward examples of TheAce in Hemingway's bibliography, bordering on TestosteronePoisoning, yet he still can't find happiness after he leaves the war behind, as symbolized by the major DownerEnding of [[ItWasHisSled Catherine and his child's death.]]
** ''Literature/ForWhomTheBellTolls'': Robert Jordan is a badass DemolitionsExpert and [[LaResistance partisan]] in the UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar, but has also led an entirely empty and lonely life since his father [[DrivenToSuicide killed himself]]. He doesn't even realize the depths of his loneliness until he's dragged out of it by the new family he finds amongst the partisans he's sent to work with. [[spoiler: But the same work that sent him to the partisans is eventually what gets him killed.]]
** ''Literature/TheOldManAndTheSea'': The last book Hemingway ever saw published himself was also fittingly his last [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet]] reconstruction of his philosophy of manhood. Santiago catches the fish, but it [[SenselessSacrifice gets eaten by sharks]] and [[spoiler: [[MentorOccupationalHazard it's implied he dies at the end]]]]. Nevertheless, he still passes his lessons on to the boy, and most importantly, [[DoomedMoralVictor the fish never beat him]]. His DoomedMoralVictor status is even cemented by a literary CrucifiedHeroShot.

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* BrokenAce: Most of his protagonists. Manliness was an overarching theme in many of his works. He often explored the topic through [[SubvertedTrope subversions]], [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructions]], and perhaps a few [[ReconstructedTrope reconstructions]] of TheAce. To wit:\n** ''Literature/TheSunAlsoRises'': Jake Barnes' struggles with traditional masculinity after UsefulNotes/WorldWarI is one of the [[CentralTheme central themes]] of the book. Comes with a pretty [[TheLoinsSleepTonight symbolic injury]] as well.\n** ''Literature/AFarewellToArms'': Frederic Henry is probably one of the most straightforward examples of TheAce in Hemingway's bibliography, bordering on TestosteronePoisoning, yet he still can't find happiness after he leaves the war behind, as symbolized by the major DownerEnding of [[ItWasHisSled Catherine and his child's death.]]\n** ''Literature/ForWhomTheBellTolls'': Robert Jordan is a badass DemolitionsExpert and [[LaResistance partisan]] in the UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar, but has also led an entirely empty and lonely life since his father [[DrivenToSuicide killed himself]]. He doesn't even realize the depths of his loneliness until he's dragged out of it by the new family he finds amongst the partisans he's sent to work with. [[spoiler: But the same work that sent him to the partisans is eventually what gets him killed.]]\n** ''Literature/TheOldManAndTheSea'': The last book Hemingway ever saw published himself was also fittingly his last [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet]] reconstruction of his philosophy of manhood. Santiago catches the fish, but it [[SenselessSacrifice gets eaten by sharks]] and [[spoiler: [[MentorOccupationalHazard it's implied he dies at the end]]]]. Nevertheless, he still passes his lessons on to the boy, and most importantly, [[DoomedMoralVictor the fish never beat him]]. His DoomedMoralVictor status is even cemented by a literary CrucifiedHeroShot.
6th Jun '17 7:30:12 PM PaulA
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** "The Snows of Kilimanjaro,"

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** "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," Kilimanjaro"



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!!Works by Hemingway with their own pages:

* ''Literature/AFarewellToArms''
* ''Literature/ForWhomTheBellTolls''
* ''Literature/TheOldManAndTheSea''
* ''Literature/TheSunAlsoRises''

!!Other works by Hemingway contain examples of:
6th Jun '17 7:28:53 PM PaulA
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!! Portrayals In Fiction:

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5th Apr '17 6:06:31 PM PaulA
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* FriendlyRivalry: Was in one with fellow writer FScottFitzgerald. Fitzgerald admired Hemingway's style: Hemingway admired Fitzgerald's lifestyle.

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* FriendlyRivalry: Was in one with fellow writer FScottFitzgerald.Creator/FScottFitzgerald. Fitzgerald admired Hemingway's style: Hemingway admired Fitzgerald's lifestyle.
11th Mar '17 4:09:21 PM eroock
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-->'''Colonel “Buck” Lanham'''

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14th Jan '17 2:52:04 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''Literature/ForWhomTheBellTolls'': Robert Jordan is a badass DemolitionsExpert and [[LaResistance partisan]] in the SpanishCivilWar, but has also led an entirely empty and lonely life since his father [[DrivenToSuicide killed himself]]. He doesn't even realize the depths of his loneliness until he's dragged out of it by the new family he finds amongst the partisans he's sent to work with. [[spoiler: But the same work that sent him to the partisans is eventually what gets him killed.]]

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** ''Literature/ForWhomTheBellTolls'': Robert Jordan is a badass DemolitionsExpert and [[LaResistance partisan]] in the SpanishCivilWar, UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar, but has also led an entirely empty and lonely life since his father [[DrivenToSuicide killed himself]]. He doesn't even realize the depths of his loneliness until he's dragged out of it by the new family he finds amongst the partisans he's sent to work with. [[spoiler: But the same work that sent him to the partisans is eventually what gets him killed.]]
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