Ernest Hemingway's Experiences

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Hemingway used his written work as a depiction of his own life experiences in a number of ways. Like many other author’s he uses his stories and his poems to show his life. In stories such as “Soldier’s Home”, A Farewell to Arms, and “In Another Country” he portrays the characters as a reflection of himself. In each of these examples Hemingway explains multiple different aspects of his own life including, his life prior, during, after the war, and his love of a woman named Agnes. Although these stories aren’t exact descriptions of his life, they can be interpreted as depictions of his experiences. In the story titled, “In Another Country”, Hemingway speaks with an Italian major at a hospital. He uses the character named “Nick” to portray his own self. One example of this is “My knee did not bend and the leg dropped straight from the knee to the ankle without a calf, and the machine was to bend the knee and make it move as riding a tricycle. But it did not bend yet, and instead the machine lurched when it came to the bending part.” (Hemingway, Ernest. "In Another Country.") Hemingway uses this to depict his own real life leg injury that he went through when fighting in war. Another example in this story is when Hemingway has his character talk to the Italian Major. He conveys his own message through him speaking with the man. “"Why must not a man marry?" "He cannot marry. He cannot marry," he said angrily. "If he is to lose everything, he should not place himself in a
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