Ernest Hemingway's life was the equivalent to the lives of the heroes he created, and his peerless Romanticism forever changed the way the American protagonist would be viewed. "Ernest Hemingway grew up to become one of America's most respected writers, known for his sense of adventure as well as his unique writing style--spare dialogue and short, simple sentences" (America's Story from America's Library 1).
Hemingway's life and fiction stories were mutually comprised of the same elements-
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Sunday morning, July 2, just nineteen days short of his sixty-second birthday. (202-203)
Ernest Miller Hemingway lived his life as full as any life could have been lived, and in doing so he paid the consequences. Mentally and physically the traveling, drinking, months of writing and multiple divorces took their toll on a man that could not take much more of anything. Ernest Hemingway could never have too much of a good thing, except life perhaps.