Ernest Hemingway

In the novels, Death In The Afternoon and The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway, he portrays that friendship is a driving force that causes people to go to extreme lengths to support each other. It is a force that causes the characters within the novels to go out of their way to ensure the safety and security of their friends at all times. Separation from one another could not even break them up. The characters demonstrate courage to fight for each other day after day to make sure their bonds are never broken. Friendship is a key factor in the novels, and it is a dire component to the makeup of the books. Day in and day out the protagonists thrive because they can depend on each other for support and without that support they would slip through the cracks. Even through times of despair and desperation they never fail to stand by their friends and assist them in their time of need. Unfathomable measures are taken to assure the protection of their companions.

Caring for one another is something that causes the characters not never separate from each other because they know that in the end they can always rely on each other for support. A character named Cohn, a main character in the book Death In The Afternoon is feeling guilty because he is a matador and is suppose to kill the bull if he defeats it. Cohn does not want to take the life of an innocent animal if he does not have to. His belief is that an animal that is not being used for food or has done nothing wrong deserves to live, and having to kill a bull is tearing him apart. He is conflicted because he truly wishes to not take the bull’s life if there is no reason to. Eventually his friends realize what is going on within Cohn’s head and decide to help him the best way he can by supporting him. They understand that he is flustered about his responsibility, but once again the people who care for him the most aid him in the time of need. Eventually one his friends give him advice that he abides to whole-heartedly. Since Cohn thinks that what he might have to do is against his morals he is given exceptional advice as to what he should do:“So far, about morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.” (Hemingway, Pg 43) As simplistic as that advice was, it has a powerful meaning to Cohn and allows his to decision without any regrets. The bonds these characters have allow for them to be able to assist each other however possible because they have been together for awhile and know each other very well. Cohn was stuck between a rock and a hard place for a long period of time before he was aided by his friends in making the choice. Cohn was so torn up about making his choice, but he allowed the people around him to comfort him and help him do what is best for him. Ernest Hemingway demonstrates this type of friendship in The Sun Also Rises. In this book this is where the characters first meet in a bar while enduring the struggles of WWII. Even though they all have just met for the first time energy and compliance with one another is visible and the group instantly gets along. It is rare that a set of people from all over will just instantly get along with each other, but that is what happens with these characters. Jake Barnes one of the main characters, is present for the groups first encounter and he is enjoying their company. He also cannot believe that everyone is just getting along as if they have known each other for years. At one point Jake is thinking to himself and what he is thinking about clearly portrays that everyone cares for each other despite the fact that they just met: "It was like certain dinners I remember from the war. There was much wine, an ignored tension, and a feeling of things coming that you could not prevent happening. Under the wine I lost the disgusted feeling, and was happy. It seemed they were all such nice people." (Pg. 25) The characters have a unique bond that most friends never ever gain. From the very first moment each of them met, they created afellowship that would last a lifetime, filled with hardships, but also righteousness. Together with the strength of each other they can do anything because they have each others back till the end. Jake sees greatness in these people and little do they know that through everything that happens to them each and everyone of them will in some way need help from another and, in severe cases they will all need to be present to handle a situation.

Ernest Hemingway, in full Ernest Miller Hemingway, born July 21, 1899, Cicero (now in Oak Park), Illinois, U.S.--died July 2, 1961, Ketchum, Idaho. He is an American book writer and short-story writer, awarded the Nobel Prize for Books in 1954. He was noted both for the intensity of his writing and is widely known to many for his creative writing style. His well-said and clear writing style is a powerful influence on American and British fiction in the 20th century.

Ernest Hemingway was the first son of Clarence Edmonds Hemingway, a doctor, and Grace Hall Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway was born in a suburb of Chicago. He was educated in the public school and began to write in high school, where he was active and outstanding, but the parts of his boyhood that mattered most were summers spent with his family on Walloon Lake in up state Michigan. On Graduation from high school in 1917, bored of the same routine of sitting a classroom and listening to someone speak, he did not enter college but went to Kansas City, where he was employed as a reporter for the Star. He was over and over again rejected from military service because of a defective eye, but he managed to enter World War I as a driver for the American Red Cross. On July 8, 1918, not even 19 years old yet, he was hurt on the Austro-Italianfront at Fossalta di Piave. Commended for acts of bravery behavior that saved lives, he was hospitalized in Milan, where he fell in love with a Red Cross nurse, Agnes von Kurowsky, who sadly refused to marry him. These were experiences he would never forget.

After recovering from his injuries Hemingway decided to start writing again, and his experience in the was assisted with that. His first book was The Sun Also Rises and it was a huge success. Shortly after this he got married and had a kid. Ernest had four wives and four children. Most of his marriages ended in divorce, but it never stopped him from writing books