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Hemingway's Love Life Rough Draft Essay

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Throughout his years, various women had walked into the famous writer Ernest Hemingway’s life. Yet these same women never remained with Hemingway for long and soon enough walked out on him, with the exception of his last and final wife. Thus the love life of Ernest Hemingway proved to be a complex one. However the time each woman had spent with Hemingway did not simply end with their break-ups; instead the women’s brief relationship with Hemingway served to be a great source of inspiration for the famous writer. As a result, Hemingway's depiction of women in his literary works was influenced and inspired by these various women in his life. Hemingway’s first love interest who proved a successful source of inspiration was the U.S. Red…show more content…
The two having met at a party of a mutual friend, Hemingway married the 29-year-old only a year after meeting one another. The new couple moved to different locations such as Paris, France so Hemingway could continue with this ambitious writing career; afterwards the couple moved back to the Western hemisphere with the birth of their first son, John “Bumby” Hadley Nicanor, in 1923. Hadley had continued to keep up with her husband’s strenuous and active lifestyle; Hadley eventually inspired Hemingway to write The Sun Also Rises. As explained by Miriam B. Mandel’s Journal of Modern Literature, Hemingway recounted such events with Hadley and their time together in the book: “Hadley accompanied Ernest to the bullfights in the summers... The boy with the wine, the drunk Civil Guards, the lost tickets, and the detail of Hadley and the bull’s ear are all biographically accurate. Unlike Brett Ashley, Hadley kept the bull’s ear given to her.” Hemingway soon had an affair with fashion owner Pauline Pfeiffer in 1924, which led to the divorce with Hadley two years later. However before leaving Hemingway’s life forever, Hadley became an inspiration again for Hemingway for Death in the Afternoon which was written after the he had married Pfeiffer. His “description of Hadley is affectionate and admiring”, as noted again by Mandel. (Journal of Modern Literature, JSTOR) Having divorced
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