Ernest Hemingway was a man that was well known. He started his life like any other regular person but then made a decision to take the road less traveled. He became a writer with very unique skills. His writings made people challenge themselves and think very hardly about what they just read. His writings could have been interpreted in many different ways. Ernest Hemingway was a very unique and skilled writer.
Ernest Miller Hemingway was born in a small village of Oak Park, Illinois on July 21, 1899. This town was located close to the prairies and woods west of Chicago. Ernest Hemingway was born at 8 o"clock in the morning at nine pounds. He was born after his maternal grandfather Ernest Hall and his great uncle Miller Hall. Hemingway was raised with the conservative midwestern values of strong religion, hard work, physical fitness and self-determination. In Michigan Ernest with his father, Dr. Clarence Hemingway who was a doctor, would explore, camp, fish, and hunt. Ernest and his mother, Grace Hall a musician and artist, would attend operas, concerts, and visit art museums. He also had four sisters and one brother. Oak Park, Illinois was mainly a middleclass protestant suburb. He later called his hometown "the town of wide lawns and narrow minds". At Oak Park High School Ernest would take a role in the school's newspaper called The Trapeze. There he would write articles, poems, and stories personally based on his own experiences that were usually funny, for the newspaper. He graduated in the spring of 1917 from Oak Park High School.
Ernest started pursue of his career instead of going to college and took a job at the Kansas City Star. Here he learned with direct simple sentences to get to the heart of the story. The following year when he turned eighteen he tried to enlist in the army but was rejected because he had a bad left eye. "He signed up for the Red Cross when he heard that they were taking volunteers.