Essay Compare And Contrast Hemingway And F. Scott Fitzgerald

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During the time of WWI and the Great Depression there were many artists who fled the United States to Europe and continue their works. This became what was known as the Lost Generation. Amongst them were two talented writers Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Although both lived in the same Literary period, their mark on modern history was done differently. To even begin to understand what it was like, one must look at the background, and style of writing to see the similarities and differences.
Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899 in Illinois. After graduating from Oak Park high school Hemingway passed on going to college and wanted to prove his masculinity in other ways. During the war the young man tried to join the United States Army, but was ultimately rejected. This did not defeat him as soon after he volunteered as an ambulance driver to help with the war effort. While handing out supplies in July 1918 he received injuries to his legs. Despite the pain he dragged a wounded Italian soldier off of the battlefield. In 1921 after his wounds ended his job as an ambulance driver he married Elizabeth Hadley Richardson. The couple soon after traveled to Paris where Hemingway met F. Scott Fitzgerald and became
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Two similar works are “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” by Fitzgerald and “The Killers” by Hemingway. In true Hemingway style the story was approached with use of innocence, criminality, men and masculinity. Fitzgerald was more about class, life and transformation, more of in a satire tone.
In the end between the two Hemingway went on to win the Pulitzer prize, Nobel prize in literature prior to his suicide. While Fitzgerald and wife Zelda lived beyond their means and after suffering two heart attacks died. Both had their mark in history and their literary works will be forever ones that tell the true stories behind the Modern
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