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How Did Ernest Hemingway Influence American Culture

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“Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.” This quote was expressed by the renowned novelist, Ernest Hemingway. Speaking of Hemingway, despite being an exceptionally successful novelist he was a very depressed man and often turned to alcohol to dwindle his feelings of depression. In collaboration with alcohol, the novelist, who established his literary dominance during the 1920’s, wrote amazing pieces of american literature. Hemingway was joined with many American icons including: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charles Lindbergh, Al Capone, Babe Ruth, Albert Einstein, Langston Hughes, and many more famous men and women. With the amount of huge influences listed, the 1920s were undoubtedly a huge contributor in shaping American culture. The 1920s exposed a brand new spectrum to the United States’ lifestyle. It was the first time in history that Americans resided in more urban areas than on rural lands. The United States welcomed an entirely new racy culture where America, as a whole, became interested and involved with the same music, dances, and even slang. This fascinates me as I live in such a diverse society with several cultures. I believe diversity is certainly a necessity in life, but I suppose a society with many similarities would be an extravagant experience. A place where you go to a club or another organization and not have to worry about cringing at the genre of music playing, all
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