Ernest Hemingway's Writing Style

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Recognized by the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1952 and Nobel Prize in literature in 1954, stated Oliver. He developed a new writing style which became an inspiration to many writers. Earnest Hemingway’s work gives a glimpse of his views on society and the way to deal with problems faced by society. He conveys his own characteristics through his simple and “iceberg” writing style, and his male characters’ constant urge to prove their masculinity.
Hemingway’s writing style is not the most complicated one in contrast to other authors of his time. He uses plain grammar and easily accessible vocabulary in his short stories; capturing more audience, especially an audience with less reading experience. “‘If you’d gone on that way we wouldn’t be here now,’ Bill said” (174). His characters speak very plain day to day language which many readers wouldn’t have a problem reading. “They spent the night of the day they were married in a Bostan Hotel” (8). Even in his third person omniscient point of view he uses a basic vocabulary which is common to the reader.
Hemingway was very good at stating impressive amount of things in a one short sentence. “Hemingway’s mature style of writing short, declarative sentences developed at the Star” (Oliver 3). He acquired this skill from working at a Newspaper company. He uses minimal amount of words to make a powerful point. “Mr. and Mrs. Elliot tried very hard to have a…