Expectations Must have textbook/s Dictionary Notebook/s Support Material: Internet summaries, criticisms, analysis, etc CAPE Study Guide Folder to store papers An Attitude to Learn!
Ernest Hemingway – young life Born July 21, 1899 in Illinois to Grace and Clarence Hemingway. Mother was a failed singer, father a doctor. In 1928 father committed suicide. Ernest left home in 1917 to work at The Kansas City Star paper. Was not accepted into the army during WWI because of poor vision. Volunteered as an ambulance driver. Injured while on one of his first drives to the frontline. Fell in love with his Italian nurse. (A farewell to arms)
Ernest Hemingway – Mid Life Went back home after war. In 1920 became foreign correspondent for the Toronto Star. Married Hadley Richards in 1921 and moved to Paris. Met author Sherwood Anderson who introduced him to other great literary writers including Gertrude Stein. The 1926 ‘The Sun Also Rises’ brought him true fame. Married four times after divorcing Hadley in 1927. Travelled widely across Europe, America, Africa. Lived in Cuba until Fidel Castro overthrew the government there around 1959.
Ernest Hemingway – Later Life Continued to travel, loved fishing and hunting in Africa. Continued his job as a correspondent during the Spanish Civil War. (1936) Started boxing as a method of stress release. Became an abusive alcoholic. Used his personal life as the basis for his writings. Won the Pulitzer prize in 1953 and the Nobel Prize in 1954. Aged as an alcoholic. Committed suicide in 1961
Key Facts Genre – modernist novel, travelogue; novel of disillusionment. Narrator – first person; Jake Barnes Tone; sombre, detached, ironic, nostalgic Tense; past Setting (time); 1920’s Setting (place) Novel begins in Paris, France, moves to Pamplona, Spain and concludes in Madrid, Spain. Protagonist; Jake
Themes The aimlessness of the Lost Generation Male Insecurity The destructiveness of sex Motif The failure of Communication Excessive drinking False friendships
Other Important Issues Symbols Bullfighting The behaviour of the bulls foreshadows the actions of the people in the novel.
Characters Jake Barnes Lady Brett Ashley Robert Cohn Bill Gorton Mike Campbell Pedro Romero Montoya Frances Clyne Count Mippipopolous Wilson-Harris Georgette Belmonte Harvey Stone
Types of Assessments Essays Class presentations Speeches Dramatic Presentations Question and Answer Sessions Pictoral Displays Drawings etc