Compare And Contrast Faulkner And Hemingway

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The early nineteenth century is well-known for originating a selection of authors known as the “lost generation”. One of these authors, Ernest Hemingway, is held in high regard today for his authentic stories. His novel, A Farewell to Arms, is an honest depiction of what war is like and is still being read to this day. Another author of the time, though not considered a member of the “lost generation”, is William Faulkner. Faulkner is remembered for his unique writing style, especially in his book, As I Lay Dying. The two authors are compared to each other when comparing and contrasting different writing styles. Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner’s differing treatment of their audiences through inventive usage of sentence structure, point of view, and varied word choice exemplify the stark differences between them. Many of the contrasting characteristics of Faulkner and Hemingway’s writing forms, specifically sentence structure, originate from their upbringing. William Faulkner’s comfortable childhood and easy access to higher education in the South directly contrasts that of Ernest Hemingway, who grew up in the North and was unable to go to secondary school, joining the U.S. Army instead. Faulkner’s upbringing tends to show through due to his wide variety of sentence length and complexity. He makes his audience work to understand his, sometimes long-winded, sentences filled with a variety of punctuation, including semicolons, commas, and parentheses. Faulkner is sure to

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