Earnest Hemingway : The Impotence Of Being Earnest

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Earnest Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899 and died July 2, 1961 at the age of 61. Hemmingway was the first son of six children, and the second born. He has four sisters and one other brother. Earnest’s name comes from his maternal grandfather Earnest Hall. Right after marriage earnest parents went to live with her father, and there became their first son’s namesake. After they moved out to get their own place, the family settled down to live in Oak Park, Illinois, suburb near the city of Chicago. Clarence Edmond Hemingway was the father of Earnest Hemming and a physician by trade, his mother was Grace Hall-Hemingway and she was a music teacher. Both of his parents were well-educated as well as having close tires in their community. In his later years, earnest stated he disliked for his name because of the association with the Oscar Wild’ play “The Impotence of Being Earnest.” Hemmingway’s mother could be seen frequently around the village preforming concerts. In some instances he would complain that he disliked his mother for her overbearing religious views that she would impose on her children. She also was very insistent on having Earnest play the cello, this became a source of conflict and began to drive a wedge between them. As he grew in age not all the conflicts that he had with his mother were in bad taste. He did admire his mother for her energy and enthusiasm, and the music lessons that he had received were beneficial to him, and that was evident in his story…
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