A Farewell Of Arms By Ernest Hemingway

1942 Words8 Pages
In his novel A Farewell to Arms Ernest Hemingway wrote, "We 're going to have a strange life." (D). His life was not ordinary by any means; he became the voice of his generation with his poignant works capturing the emotions of the American people after World War I. In his novel A Farewell to Arms Ernest Hemingway attempts to demonstrate through the characters of Frederic Henry and Rinaldi the feelings of horror and disillusionment the people of the Modern era tried to escape. Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in the suburbs of Chicago to a middle class family. As the oldest of six children, Hemingway was very close with his mother even though he often disagreed with her values (Shuman, R. Baird 897). Hemingway’s passion for the outdoors was instilled in him at a young age when his family would spend summers in the woods of northern Michigan ("Hemingway, Ernest"). After graduating from Oak Park High School in 1917, Hemingway decided to continue doing what he loved instead of going to college; he began working for The Kansas City Star as a reporter where he began to develop his unique writing style (Shuman, R. Baird 897). After the newspaper ran an article about the war, Hemingway decided to enlist ("Hemingway, Ernest"). Hemingway was disappointed when he was quickly rejected by the U.S. Army because of his poor eyesight; determined to help Hemingway joined the Red Cross and was sent to the Italian-Austrian front as an ambulance driver ("Ernest
Open Document