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Biography of Ernest Hemingway

The Greek tragedy heroic ideal is dualistic in that we have the Greek classic ideal of Plato, but this ideal is not the ideal of the tragic hero as embodied in Hemingway. It is an escape into an ideal, the pursuit of the Hemingway apprentice who has not yet learned there is no escaping nor a place to which one might escape. Instead, the Hemingway hero is a realist who toughs it out through sheer human will (and a little sex and alcohol on the side), much like the heroic in Thucydides. As Nietzsche notes in regard to the difference between the Thucydids heroic ideal and the Platonic heroic ideal, ...

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