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Critiques of Ernest Hemingway's Novel, Death in the Afternoon - Critiques of Ernest Hemingway's Novel, Death in the Afternoon Ernest Hemingway's Death in the Afternoon shows a new side of Hemingway's writing which initially disappointed the critics. Published in 1932, Death in the Afternoon was not the expected fictional novel, but instead was more of a nonfiction description of bullfighting and Spanish culture in the 1920's and 1930's. In Curtis Patterson's words, "It is a tripartite work: bullfighting in Spain, plus semi-autobiographical details of the author, plus smut....   [tags: Hemingway Death in the Afternoon Essays]
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Male Chauvinism in John Updike and Ernest Hemingway - Male Chauvinism in John Updike and Ernest Hemingway John Updike and Ernest Hemingway struggle to portray women in a positive light; because of this, Updike’s and Hemingway’s readers come away from their stories with the effect that the lead male characters are chauvinistic, which can be defined as “prejudiced devotion to any attitude or cause” (“Chauvinism” 228). In John Updike’s “A & P”, three girls shop in the local A & P and are described head to toe by the nineteen year old cashier, Sammy: “The one that caught my eye first was the one in the plaid green two-piece....   [tags: Updike Hemingway Essays]
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Opposites Attract in Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises - Opposites Attract in Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises A Proverb once stated, “Opposites attract.” Scientist, chemist, doctors, and even matchmakers around the world know this statement to be true. However in Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, the relationship between Lady Brett Ashley and Robert Cohn proves this statement wrong. Throughout the novel, Lady Brett has many types of relationships with a variety of people, most of whom are men....   [tags: Sun Also Rises Hemingway] 1339 words
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Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms as an Anti-War Novel - A Farewell to Arms as an Anti-War Novel There are indications in each of the novel’s five books that Ernest Hemingway meant A Farewell to Arms to be a testament against war. World War One was a cruel war with no winners; ”War is not won by victory” (47). Lieutenant Frederic Henry, the book’s hero and narrator, experiences the disillusionment, the hopelessness and the disaster of the war. But Henry also experiences a passionate love; a discrepancy that ironically further describes the meaninglessness and the frustration felt by the soldiers and the citizens....   [tags: Hemingway A Farewell to Arms] 907 words
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Ernest Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants - Ernest Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants" Ernest Hemingway's short story "Hills Like White Elephants" relies on symbolism to carry the theme of either choosing to live selfishly and dealing with the results, or choosing a more difficult and selfless path and reveling in the rewards. The symbolic materials and the symbolic characters aid the reader's understanding of the subtle theme of this story. The hills symbolize two different decisions that the pregnant girl in our story is faced with....   [tags: Hemingway Hills White Elephants Essays] 1061 words
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Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises - Lost Generation - THE SUN ALSO RISES - Lost Generation Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises (1926) has been considered the essential prose of the Lost Generation. Its theme of alienation and detachment reflected the attitudes of its time. In fact, the term "Lost Generation" was originally coined in a conversation by Gertrude Stein, a member of the expatriate circle in 1920's Paris. While spontaneous and meaningless when first spoken, the expression would unwittingly go on to become the label for the expatriates from the United States and England who had rejected traditional American and British conventions for the more appealing lifestyle of Left Bank, Paris....   [tags: Hemingway Sun Also Rises Essays] 959 words
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Unconditional Love in Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises - Unconditional Love in The Sun Also Rises In the novel The Sun Also Rises, written by Ernest Hemingway the main character makes a decision to introduce the woman he loves to a young bull fighter. Jake makes this decision very much against the will of his friends, but in doing so he pleases  Brett.  Jake does this because he is unconditionally committed to Brett, and is willing to do whatever necessary to bring her happiness, even if it is only temporary.             Jake's first reaction to the news that Brett is interested in meeting and spending time with Romero is one of negativity....   [tags: Hemingway Sun Also Rises Essays] 510 words
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Hero in Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises - The Hero in The Sun Also Rises         Prevalent among many of Ernest Hemingway's novels is the concept popularly known as the "Hemingway hero", or “code hero”, an ideal character readily accepted by American readers as a "man's man". In The Sun Also Rises, four different men are compared and contrasted as they engage in some form of relationship with Lady Brett Ashley, a near-nymphomaniac Englishwoman who indulges in her passion for sex and control. Brett plans to marry her fiancée for superficial reasons, completely ruins one man emotionally and spiritually, separates from another to preserve the idea of their short-lived affair and to avoid self-destruction, and denies and disgraces the only man whom she loves most dearly....   [tags: Hemingway Sun Also Rises Essays]
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The Lost Generation in Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises - The Lost Generation in The Sun Also Rises The book The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway is a perfect example of what life was like after the war. It was about unrealistic love of a young Lady Brett Ashley, and the post war adventures of Jake Barnes and his friends. "In an age of moral bankruptcy, spiritual dissolution, unrealized love, and vanishing illusion, this is the lost generation," and that is exactly what Hemmingway writes about in The Sun Also Rises. Jake Barnes lived a real casual life style....   [tags: Hemingway Sun Also Rises Essays] 501 words
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Lost Characters in Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises - The Lost Characters in The Sun Also Rises In the novel The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway, the lost generation is discussed. After the WWI, many were affected in different ways. This post-war generation is described by discrimination, lack of religion, escapism and inability to act. The First character that is introduced into the novel is Cohn. He, as an outsider, is Jewish. Throughout the novel he is looked down upon in one way or another, but already he is separated from the rest which is shown when he is being described: "He had a hard, Jewish, stubborn streak" (p 18)....   [tags: Hemingway Sun Also Rises Essays] 1071 words
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Ernest Hemingway - Can you imagine living in such poverty that you have to steal money just to feed your family. This sort of thing happens everyday to people that just want to support their family because they don’t have a job to get money. In some ways it shows love for their children but in other ways it shows irresponsibility. In the novel Parrot in the Oven is about a Chicano family that does not have a lot of money because the father had gotten drunk on the job. The oldest brother Nardo is so into himself that he would not go and get a job that would make his appearance look bad....   [tags: essays research papers] 601 words
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Ernest Hemingway - Comparison and Contrasting Experience of Drama Everyone has a preference when entertaining one’s self with a drama. Live theatrical performances, video production, and reading novels or poems are a few examples of how an individual may want to expand the mind. Personally, I feel that reading a drama is the best way to experience a story, depending on the author. The mind can produce extraordinary images that a live performance or video productions are limited to. In this essay, I will be discussing comparisons and contrasts of these examples....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Ernest Hemingway - In the first chapter, the reader is introduced to both Jake Barnes and Robert Cohn. As Jake describes Cohn and criticizes his personality and behavior, the narrator is revealing much about himself as well. Jake's cynicism is developed through the foil of the naïve and somewhat doltish Cohn. Jake keeps a distant, noncommittal stance from this passive man, just as he keeps a distant, noncommittal stance on life and relationships in general with the help of his ironic views. Cohn is a good target for Jake to practice his irony on....   [tags: essays research papers] 364 words
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The Snows of Kilimanjaro and The Short, Happy Life of Francis Macomber - ... According to Ring: They also argue that if Margot wanted her husband to die, she merely could have let the buffalo kill him. Beck, who definitely considers Margot’s gunshot an attempt to save Francis, sees her as trying to raise herself morally and to atone for her infidelities and other cruelties toward him. (“Short Happy” 220) Altogether, it is assumed that the setting allows for this incident to arise in their relationship, thus creating tension in the plotline and an inevitable ending to his life....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway]
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Symbolism in Ernest Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants - Symbolism in Ernest Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants Ernest Hemingway is an incredible writer, known for what he leaves out of stories not for what he tells. His main emphasis in Hills Like White Elephants seems to be symbolism. Symbolism is the art or practice of using symbols, especially by investing things with a symbolic meaning or by expressing the invisible or intangible by means of visible or sensuous representations (WWWebster Dictionary). He uses this technique to emphasize the importance of ideas, once again suggesting that he leaves out the important details of the story by symbolizing their meaning....   [tags: Hemingway Hills White Elephants Essays Papers] 1120 words
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Ernest Hemingway: The Most Interesting Man of All Time - “I don’t always drink beer, but when I do…I prefer Dos Equis.” If you watch television you have seen the Dos Equis man, the man who once had an awkward moment just to see what it felt like. Little people know who the man in the commercial is based on. The commercial is based on no other than one of the most interesting men of all time, Ernest Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway is of course famous for his literary work, but he is also famous for doing absolutely adventureous, sometimes death defying feats that most people look at today and wonder what in the world was Hemingway thinking....   [tags: Authors]
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Ernest Hemingway’s Life Compared to A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway used his experiences from World War I to enhance the plot of A Farewell to Arms. Parallels can be drawn throughout the entire novel between Henry's and Hemingway's experiences. Both were Americans serving in the Italian army; both were wounded and went to Milan; both fell in love with a nurse. These many similarities, however, also contain slight differences. There is no real question that Hemingway based events in the novel off of his real experiences, but A Farewell to Arms is by no means an autobiography....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Ernest Hemingway, His Life and His Works - Ernest Hemingway was a famed U.S. author who wrote many novels which was strongly influenced by the World War One and World War Two. As he participated in the both major wars, the first hand experience of the brutal war is conveyed with great detail and with heartfelt feelings. His works were majorly on the effects of wars on human beings and the men’s sense of honor and pride. Ernest Hemingway was inspirational writer of men’s ideals, especially during war, who clearly had uncommon experiences in his life, such as going through both World War One and World War Two, which was reflected upon most of his literary works....   [tags: Biography] 1553 words
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Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway - Kenneth G. Johnston once wrote, "His stories came back in the mail, slipped through the slit in the saw-mill door where he lived, 'with notes of rejection that would never call them stories, but always anecdotes, sketches, contes, etc,'" (Johnston). This is a very interesting statement that may suggest that his stories were very unliked, but in the end they were a big hit. Literature is a very interesting topic and is a very helpful tool to the future. The best kind of literature are short stories....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants]
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Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway - "Literature is a luxury: Fiction is a necessity" (Chesterton). Literature is a single phenomenon that will always remain in the lives of people throughout the years. According to Andre Maurois, "In literature, as in love, we are astounded by what is chosen by others." Fiction Literature is one of the most fascinating types of Literature. There are many types of Fiction Literature read across the world and with much selection, the greatest are short stories. Out of those, one very memorable short story is called "Hills Like White Elephants"....   [tags: Symbolism, Themes, Writing Elements]
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Night by Elie Wiesel and A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway - ... When he tries to run from love, the war gives him love. Frederic stumbles upon his devotion and it builds up instantly, just as Elie’s devotion instantly builds when forced into the concentration camp. Frederic’s love can be seen here, “I rowed all night. Finally my hands were so sore I could hardly close them over the oars. We were nearly smashed up on the shore several times” (Hemingway 271). Frederic’s tireless actions in this scene emphasize his selfless character and devotion towards Catherine’s well-being....   [tags: compare contrast]
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Comparison of Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants and Cat In The Rain - Comparison of Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants" and "Cat In The Rain" "Cat In The Rain" is set in an Italian hotel where we meet an American couple. Outside a cat is trapped in the rain, and the wife wants to save it. When she goes to get it, it is gone but the maid later brings her one. The point of view in the story is a third person narrator, but the perspective changes going from the wife to the husband and an objective narrator who tells it like it is. The story is told retrospectively in the past tense....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway] 997 words
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The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway - The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway The Sun Also Rises is a brilliant book written by Ernest Hemingway, that illustrates the decadence during the 1920's. Throughout the book Hemingway expresses at the time an illegal habit in America, alcoholic drinking. He also displays the beginning of open sexual/physical contact, flirting with more than one person, and having more than one sexual partner. Hemingway's characters shows decry in their work habits. Throughout the book Hemingway displays many examples of the modern world in the 1920's, and the decline in moral standards....   [tags: Papers] 459 words
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The Forgotten Female in the Works of Ernest Hemingway - The Forgotten Female in the Works of Hemingway       Ernest Hemingway has often been accused of misogyny in his treatment of female characters (and, perhaps, in his treatment of women in his own life). "It is not fashionable these days to praise the work of Ernest Hemingway," says Frederick Busch. "His women too often seem to be projections of male needfulness" (1). Many of his stories are seen as prototypical bildungsroman stories--stories, usually, of young men coming of age. There are few, if any, stories in the canon of women coming of age, however, and Hemingway is not the first to suffer the wrath of feminist critics....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Ernest Hemingway's Uses of Weakness and Survival - Ernest Hemingway's Uses of Weakness and Survival Ernest Hemingway is one of the most recognized writers of the twentith century. In World War I, Hemingway drove ambulances for the Red Cross, and was seriously wounded. Hemingway was rejected by his mother, and felt forced to move away from home. These experiences had a profound emotional impact on him and his writings. As a result, Hemingway's protagonists fulfill the heroic ideal of naturalistic views; and contrasts the weakness and survival of the men as seen in "Indian Camp", "Snows of Kilimajaro" and "The Short, Happy Life of Francis Macomber." Whereas, in "Indian Camp", Hemingway shows how Nick can endure the pain of childbirth, while the Indian father is weak and can not survive....   [tags: Papers] 839 words
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The Dynamic Friendship of Ernest Hemingway and Fitzgerald - The Dynamic Friendship of Hemingway and Fitzgerald In 1930 F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway were both working on novels; Fitzgerald was writing Tender is the Night and Hemingway Death in the Afternoon. They were both living in vastly different places and dealing with different types of situations in their lives. Zelda Fitzgerald, F. Scott's wife, was hospitalized in Switzerland for the better part of 1930-31 after suffering a mental breakdown. Unfortunately for Scott this meant that he had to put aside his novel writing and write several short stories which would be sold to cover the cost of Zelda's medical treatment....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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The Enduring Hero in the Works of Ernest Hemingway - The Enduring Hero in the Works of Ernest Hemingway       In his vast collection of masterpieces, Ernest Hemingway uses his own characteristics to set a moral code for his various heroes. This sportsman like code is based on the admiration of the physical virtues of courage and endurance. While not necessary for sustaining society, the code conforms the characters to one set of characteristics (McCaffery 237). One key element of this code is stoic endurance in the face of calamity. Hemingway's code heroes posses a grin-and-bear it attitude even in the most dire of tragedies and bounce back seemingly unaffected (McCaffery 237)....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea The Old Man and the Sea was written by Ernest Hemingway and published in 1952. This is a captivating fiction story about a man named Santiago and his adventure when one day, he goes on a fishing journey to catch the big one. However, this adventure quickly becomes one of pain and suffering when things take a turn for the worse. The Old Man and the Sea takes in place in Havana, Cuba and the fishing waters off the coast of Havana. The Spanish names, Santiago and Manolin, are typical in Cuba....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1384 words
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The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway - The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway's classic novella The Old Man and the Sea is centered around an old man, a Cuban fisherman named Santiago, who endures the menacing sea to catch a fish; a fish that plagued his mind and undoubtedly became his heart's focus. Throughout his encounter with the marlin, the old man faced various difficulties, difficulties of the mind that wrestled with his aged body. As in the old man's struggle, Kid Rock explains in the lyrics to Only God Knows Why, of the battles that evolve in the mind and heart that find the strength to go on....   [tags: Papers] 716 words
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Ernest Hemingway After Fitzgerald - Hemingway After Fitzgerald Hemingway after Fitzgerald continued to be the man everyone expected him to be, superficially at least. He was famous, adventurous, had affairs with women, and continued to dominate the literary world. In the end, however, these very characteristics brought him into a state of depression that would ultimately defeat him. In the words of Kelly Dupuis, "[Hemingway's] final years were haunted by some of the same ghosts that haunted Fitzgerald: alcoholism, mental illness (in this case his own) and a creeping sense of diminished self-worth"1 Hemingway did not attend Fitzgerald's funeral after his death on December 21, 1940....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway - The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway In the novel The Sun Also Rises, written by Ernest Hemingway the main character, Jake, makes a decision to introduce the woman he loves to a young bullfighter. He had received a wound from W.W.I that scarred him sexually and thus set him apart from anyone else. Jake loves Brett, but cannot be with her since she has an active love life. Brett said, "Oh, Jake, we could have had such a damned good time together."…"Yes," I said. "Isn't it pretty to think so?"(122)....   [tags: Papers] 490 words
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Imagery in Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms - Imagery in A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway        Imagery placed strategically through the novel A Farewell to Arms shows how well Ernest Hemingway is able to prepare the reader for events to come. Catherine Barkley, the English nurse who falls in love with Fredric Henry, an American in the Italian army, states, "I'm afraid of the rain" (125), as they stay in Milan. She goes on to explain "I'm afraid of the rain because sometimes I see me dead in it. ... And sometimes I see you dead in it" (126)....   [tags: A Farewell to Arms]
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Ernest Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls missing works cited In Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls, the recurring images of the horse and the airplane illustrate one of the major themes of the novel. The novel's predominant theme is the disintegration of the chivalric order of the Old Spanish World, as it is being replaced by the newer technology and ideology of the modern world. As a consummate artist, Hemingway, in a manner illustrating the gothic quality of his work, allows the bigger themes of For Whom the Bell Tolls to be echoed in the smaller units....   [tags: For Whom the Bell Tolls] 1676 words
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The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway - The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway After reading this novel, "The Old Man and the Sea," by Ernest Hemingway, I was confused about something the old man kept repeating. During the course of the book, the old man, Santiago, refers to having gone out to far to catch the fish. To me, this sounds as though he is making excuses for himself as to why he could not bring the fish in. On the other hand, he may have realized that he should not have gone out so far because it was not worth it for everything he puts himself and the fish through....   [tags: Papers] 577 words
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Analysis of Soldier's Home by Ernest Hemingway - The story, A Soldiers Home, is about a man in conflict with the past and present events in his life. The young man’s name is Harold Krebs. He recently returned from World War 1 to find everything almost exactly the same as when he left. He moved back into his parents house, where he found the same car sitting in the same drive way. He also found the girls looking the same, except now they all had short hair. When he returned to his home town in Oklahoma the hysteria of the soldiers coming home was all over....   [tags: Literary Analysis, In Our Time] 705 words
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heroarms Frederick as a Code Hero in Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms - Frederick as a Code Hero in Farewell to Arms It is the nature of the beast within that fuels our inclination towards conflict and destruction. During the surreal powers of war, life hangs in the balance setting the stage for an elite group of individuals who triumphantly rise above the rest amidst the chaos. As Ernest Hemingway illustrates in his book, Farewell to Arms, the character of Frederick Henry; an ambulance driver, is put to the ultimate test during the madness and atrocity of WWI....   [tags: Hemingway A Farewell to Arms] 1166 words
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Depiction of Nature in Ernest Hemingway's Unfinished Story, The Last Good Country - The Depiction of Nature in Ernest Hemingway's Unfinished Story, The Last Good Country Ecological criticism in the 1990s has declared many works, including Ernest Hemingway's novels like The Old Man and the Sea, and many of his nonfiction works and short stories as nature-oriented masterpieces. "The Last Good Country," one of Ernest Hemingway's later short stories, however, still remains to be reinterpreted as more than merely, "a metaphor for childhood innocence" (Werlock 131), and his usual "imaginative use of the natural world" (Fleming 2)....   [tags: Hemingway Last Good Country Essays]
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Character Brett Ashley in Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises - The Character Brett Ashley in Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises There is a common perception among casual readers--who hasn't heard it voiced?--that Ernest Hemingway did not respect women. The purpose of this essay is to examine one work in such a way as to challenge these heinous assumptions. Hemingway's persona will be left alone. What will be examined is the role of women, as evidenced by Brett Ashley in The Sun Also Rises, and what, if anything, it reveals in the way of settling this account of Hemingway as misogynist....   [tags: Hemingway Sun Also Rises Essays]
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Essay on Jake Barns as a Code Hero in Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises - Jake Barns as a Code Hero in The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway is a renowned American author of the Twentieth century who centers his novels on personal experiences and affections.  He is one of the authors named "The Lost Generation." He could not cope with post-war America, and therefore he introduced a new type of character in writing called the "code hero".  Hemingway is known to focus his novels around code heroes who struggle with the mixture of their tragic faults and the surrounding environment....   [tags: Hemingway Sun Also Rises Essays] 770 words
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Essay About Love in Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises - Love in The Sun Also Rises             In the novel The Sun Also Rises,  Ernest Hemingway describes a couple who share a very strange and distant kind of love for each other. This story takes place immediately after World War I, a time of great hardship. This hardship results in a digression of values both morally and socially. The love that Brett and Jake share is symbolic of the general decline in values in that they tolerate behaviors in one another that would have been previously considered unacceptable.              It is clear that Lady Brett Ashley is anything but a lady....   [tags: Hemingway Sun Also Rises Essays] 755 words
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Ernest Hemingway's Code Hero in For Who The Bell Tolls and A Farewell To Arms - Ernest Hemingway's Code Hero in For Who The Bell Tolls and A Farewell To Arms They were American innocents negotiating the river of life wherever it took them: to Italy, to Spain, to Africa, to the Caribbean, wounded men laughing through the pain, sometimes risking their skins but never sacrificing their honor. It was a river into which countless writers would thrust their paddles.(Papa) Ernest Hemingway is arguably one of the most important writers in American history. Though this is disputed, Hemingway has undoubtedly had a major influence on contemporary American literature....   [tags: Bell Tolls Farewell Arms Hemingway Essays]
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Ernest Hemingway's Big Two-Hearted River and Sigmund Freud - Ernest Hemingway's Big Two-Hearted River and Sigmund Freud Ernest Hemingway’s “iceberg theory” suggests that the writer include in the text only a small portion of what he knows, leaving about ninety percent of the content a mystery that grows beneath the surface of the writing. This type of writing lends itself naturally to a version of dream-interpretation, as this story structure mirrors the structure of the mind—the restrained, composed tip of the unconscious and the vast body of subconscious that is censored by the ego....   [tags: Hemingway Two Hearted River Freud Essays]
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Communicating Conflict in Ernest Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants -    Ernest Hemingway's short story "Hills Like White Elephants" touches on an issue as ageless as time: communication problems in a relationship. He tells his story through conversations between the two main characters, the American and the girl. Conflict is created through dialogue as these characters face what most readers believe to be the obstacle of an unexpected pregnancy. Their plight is further complicated by their inability to convey their differing opinions to each other. Symbolism and the title's meaning are other effective means of communicating conflict....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays Hemingway]
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A Farewell To Arms - A Farewell to Arms hardly ends with a happy ending. We are confronted with such sadness in the harsh reality of how the war has affected Fredrick Henry's life; his past, present, and future. In life though not everything is a Fairytale with grand endings and forever loves, that's just the reality of it. Ernest Hemingway's book is categorized fiction, but in something this complex and sad, we know that there is a biography being told, perhaps a moment of autobiography, because whether we want to like it or not, our heart is invested into the characters just like the author....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway] 1598 words
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A Farewell To Arms - Imagery Paper - Ernest Hemingway used an abundant amount of imagery in his War World I novel, A Farewell to Arms. In the five books that the novel is composed of, the mind is a witness to the senses of sight, touch, smell, hearing, and taste. All of the these senses in a way connects to the themes that run through the novel. We get to view Hemingway’s writing style in a greater depth and almost feel, or mentally view World War I and the affects it generates through Lieutenant Henry’s eyes. In Book One of A Farewell to Arms, we get to read of the sense of taste....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway] 1603 words
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Symbolism in Hills Like White Elephants - What is the use of symbolism in writing. Is it merely to confuse the reader or is its true intent to make the reader think about the meaning of the story. A symbol is a person, object, or event that suggests more than its literal meaning (Meyer 220). In Ernest Hemingway's short story "Hills Like White Elephants," Hemingway uses a plethora of symbols to convey the idea that the young girl, Jig is ambivalent to having an abortion and that her older American boyfriend does not want to have the baby....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway] 1699 words
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Women's Roles in Hills Like White Elephants - Hills Like White Elephants "Hills Like White Elephants" by Ernest Hemingway, is a great example of women's role in the last century. The story is told in a simple form of dialogue between a man and a young woman nicknamed Jig. Although there is an important decision to be made, nothing of much importance is talked about. In the story, Jig does not have much influence in her relationship with the man, even when it comes to an abortion. The tale begins outside a small train-stop in the middle of Spain, where a young woman peers into the nearby hills....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway] 1067 words
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Hills Like White Elephants - Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway The hills across the valley of the Ebro were long and white. On this side there was no shade and no trees and the station was between two lines of rails in the sun. Close against the side of the station there was the warm shadow of the building and a curtain, made of strings of bamboo beads, hung across the open door into the bar, to keep out flies. The American and the girl with him sat at a table in the shade, outside the building. It was very hot and the express from Barcelona would come in forty minutes....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway] 1658 words
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Symbols and Symbolism - Light and Dark in Hemingway's Indian Camp - Light and Dark Symbolism in Hemingway's Indian Camp The thematic usage of light and dark throughout "Indian Camp" symbolizes racial prejudice as well as the personal growth of the protagonist. The narrative showcases a world of Indian oppression and bigotry that degrades Indians to the role of dark ignorant stereotypes. The white men, on the other hand, seem to live in a self-made utopia of light and understanding. This concept of the lighter skinned white man holding supremacy over the darker skinned Indian permeates throughout the entire narrative....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway, Indian Camp] 604 words
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For Whom The Bell Tolls - The novel For Whom the Bell Tolls, written by Ernest Hemingway, is a story of passionate love throughout the brutality of the Spanish Civil War. Hemingway uses his personal experiences to portray the true meaning and feeling of this book. Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. The neighborhood he grew up in was straight-laced and rigidly Protestant. Hemingway started his literary career publishing his work in his school magazine. Later on in life, he signed up to join the military in World War II, but was rejected due to his defective left eye from birth....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Ernest Hemingway] 1790 words
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Cultural and Racial Inequality in Hemingway's Indian Camp - Cultural and Racial Inequality in Hemingway's Indian Camp Hemingway's "Indian Camp" concerns Nick Adams' journey into the unknown to ultimately experience and witness the full cycle of birth and death. Although Nick's experience is a major theme in the story, cultural inequality also is an issue that adds to the the story's narrative range. Throughout this short story, there are many examples of racial domination between Nick's family and the Indians. Dr. Adams' and Uncle George's racist behavior toward the Native Americans are based on the history of competition between Caucasians and America's indigenous peoples....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway, Indian Camp] 578 words
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A Clean, Well-Lighted Place - Human Life: Torture of the Mind Ernest Hemingway captures the essence and origins of nihilistic thought in “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”, written in a time of religious and moral confusion shortly after The Great War. The ideas expressed in this short story represent the post World War 1 thinking of Hemingway, and the notoriously nihilistic Lost Generation in Paris, which was greatly influenced by the many traumas of war. Learning from his unnerving experiences in battle, Hemingway enforces the idea that all humans will inevitably fade into eternal nothingness and everything valued by humans is worthless....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Ernest Hemingway] 1068 words
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Hills Like White Elephants - In “Hills like White Elephants”, the setting of the story is symbolic to the main character’s dilemma. The author, Ernest Hemingway gives just enough information by using symbols in the story so the reader can draw a deeper meaning to what is being detailed. As the main theme of the story, he relies on symbolism to convey the idea of an abortion. The description of the two different landscapes of the railroad tracks represents Jig’s difficult decision of whether she should keep her baby or continue a ruthless lifestyle with the American....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Ernest Hemingway] 1189 words
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A Clean, Well-Lighted Place - Ernest Hemingway captures the essence and origins of nihilistic thought in “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”, written in a time of religious and moral confusion shortly after The Great War. The ideas expressed in this short story represent the post World War 1 thinking of Hemingway, and the notoriously nihilistic Lost Generation in Paris, which was greatly influenced by the many traumas of war. Learning from his unnerving experiences in battle, Hemingway enforces the idea that all humans will inevitably fade into eternal nothingness and everything valued by humans is worthless....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Ernest Hemingway] 1032 words
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A Clean, Well-Lighted Place - “ A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” by Ernest Hemingway is a simplistic short story in which he narrates a scene in a Cafe, where the main characters are two waiters and an old man. In the story, Hemingway hardly created a background for his characters, but this was part of his minimalist writing style. He wanted to create a story that was straightforward to the reader, and in which the reader could easily understand his attitude. His purpose for writing the story was to expose his feelings on society, politics, and the individual at the time....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Ernest Hemingway] 1467 words
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Love in The Lady with the Pet Dog and Hills like White Elephants - Anton Chekhov and Ernest Hemingway both convey their ideas of love in their respective stories The Lady with the Pet Dog and Hills like White Elephants in different ways. However, their ideas are quite varying, and may be interpreted differently by each individual reader. In their own, unique way, both Chekhov and Hemingway evince what is; and what is not love. Upon proper contemplation, one may observe that Hemingway, although not stating explicitly what love is; the genius found in his story is that he gives a very robust example of what may be mistaken as love, although not being true love....   [tags: Anton Chekhov, Ernest Hemingway] 898 words
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Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway wrote The Old Man and the Sea to show how you can push through the hardest of times and still not be defeated. The story shows how an old fisherman overcame an unlucky slump with the support from a young boy that loved and helped Santiago named Manolin. Santiago fought through the discrimination of the other old fisherman and refused to give up. Through Santiago’s struggles when trying to catch the great marlin, he kept pursuing his goal. Through sweat and tears Santiago never gives up before accomplishing his goal....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Ernest Hemingway] 1229 words
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The Sun Also Rises - “Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises” from the American Ernest Hemingway takes the reader in an after World War One Europe. More precisely this novel is based on men and women that experienced this war, with all its pains, changes and consequences. Hemingway's narrator , Jack Barnes, is an American journalist who suffers a war-wound that leads him to an emotional wound. Through the novel division in three books, the reader can see an evolution in Jake's behaviour. He goes from a desperate wounded man living an expatriate life in Paris to a much stronger and mature Jake by the time the Fiesta ends....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Ernest Hemingway] 1879 words
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The Old Man and His Sea by Ernest Hemingway - The Old Man and His Sea by Ernest Hemingway Cuba, Ernest Hemingway's haven for writing literature, fishing for marlin and basking in it's tropical weather. Cuba played a key role in Hemingway's life and literature. He spent many days and nights writing famous lines and passages for his well known novels such as Old Man in the Sea, For Whom the Bell Tolls and Islands in the Stream. Born Ernest Miller Hemingway on July 21, 1899, he was the sixth child of Dr. Clarence and Grace Hall Hemingway. He was named after his maternal grandfather Ernest Hall and his great uncle Miller Hall....   [tags: Papers] 1334 words
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The Sabotaged Friendship of Authors Ernest Hemingway and Sherwood Anderson - The Sabotaged Friendship of Authors Ernest Hemingway and Sherwood Anderson Ernest Hemingway, an intrinsically gifted author in his own right, owes much of his early success to the mentor he befriended and eventually estranged, Sherwood Anderson. Hemingway’s renowned knack for sabotaging personal relationships throughout his life started early with Anderson. The two writers met in a suburb of Chicago named Oak Park while Hemingway worked as an editor for the Cooperative Commonwealth in 1919....   [tags: Torrents Spring] 839 words
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The Study of Violence in Ernest Hemingway's The Snows of Kilimanjaro - The Study of Violence In Ernest Hemingway's The Snows of Kilimanjaro Ernest Hemingway was a nineteenth century author. He is remembered for such work as Fifty Grand, A Way You'll Never Be, and especially The Snows of Kilimanjaro. The Snows of Kilimanjaro, one of Hemingway's famous stories, shows how violence and dangerous people can be. He was born in Oak Park, Illinois in 1899, his farther, a doctor is fond of out door sports. He taught Ernest his son to hunt and fish at a very early age. Ernest was the first of six children....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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A Clean, Well-Lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway - A Clean, Well-Lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway Works Cited Missing Ernest Miller Hemingway was a man who loved what he did, and that was writing. Not only that, he lived what he wrote, although many of the stories embellish the truth. In fact "it's difficult not to confuse him with the heroes of his books" who lived and loved hard, exactly like Hemingway did (Sussman 21). This attitude was present all through his many experiences from growing up, going through war, living abroad, and writing through it all....   [tags: Papers] 725 words
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Use of Heroes in A Farewell of Arms by Ernest Hemingway - Use of Heroes in A Farewell of Arms by Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway has the tendency to use his heroes in some unheroic ways. At first the hero may seem obvious, but later on it is discovered that the true hero is not who it seems to be. In A Farewell to Arms Hemingway uses the true hero to guide the main character into becoming a hero, but fails miserably. Hemingway characterizes his heroes as people with strength, courage, and bravery, but even heroes have their flaws. For example, Frederic Henry, the protagonist of A Farewell to Arms, survives an artillery bombardment that kills one of his own men and badly injures him....   [tags: Papers] 644 words
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The Positive Writings of Hemingway - The Positive Writings of Hemingway I think the statement ‘Marjorie thought the old mill was like a romantic castle, which symbolised their love as being something that could never be destroyed. Nick remained silent as he thought the old mill was like their love in that it would eventually become a ruin’ is true because Marjorie does say that the mill feels like a castle ‘It seems more like a castle’ and I think that she is the romantic one in their relationship because all the way through the story she ‘looks’ up to him and does everything to please him....   [tags: The End of Something Ernest Hemingway Essays] 4354 words
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Influence of Newspaper Work on the Writing Style of Ernest Hemingway - Influence of Newspaper Work on the Writing Style of Ernest Hemingway Hemingway’s first introduction to newspaper work came right after he graduated high school in 1917. His parents expected him to go to college, but instead he accepted a job that his uncle arranged for him as a cub reporter for the Kansas City Star. It was at the Star that Hemingway learned many of the rules that would shape his writing style later in life. The Star advocated short sentences, active verbs and precision in Hemingway’s writing; Hemingway said: "Those were the best rules I ever learned for the business of writing....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Ernest Hemingway’s Writings and Wartime Experiences - Hemingway’s Writings and Wartime Experiences        Oak Park, Illinois greatly influenced the writing world on July 12,1899.  For on that day Grace Hemingway, the wife of Clarence Edmonds Hemingway, gave forth to the writing world a baby boy by the name of Ernest Miller Hemingway (Young 82). He would, later in his life, compose the most powerful literary impact upon the new generation of American writers with his plain, factual, but evocative style (Morris 863).  No one in America would ever influence the writing world like Hemingway....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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The Symbolism of Water in A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway - The Symbolism of Water in A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway, is a story about love and war. Frederic Henry, a young American, works as an ambulance driver for the Italian army in World War I. He falls tragically in love with a beautiful English nurse, Miss Catherine Barkley. This tragedy is reflected by water. Throughout the novel Ernest Hemingway uses water as metaphors. Rivers are used as symbols of rebirth and escape and rain as tragedy and disaster, which show how water plays an important role in the story....   [tags: A Farewell to Arms] 599 words
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The Troubled Life of Ernest Hemingway Reflected in His Writing - The Troubled Life of Ernest Hemingway Reflected in His Writing The period between World War I and World War II was a very turbulent time in America. Ernest Hemingway most represented this period with his unrestrained lifestyle. This lifestyle brought him many successes, but it eventually destroyed him in the end. His stories are read in classrooms across America, but his semi-autobiographical writings are horrible role models for the students who read them. Hemingway’s lifestyle greatly influenced his writings in many ways....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Analysis of Style and Theme in Works by Ernest Hemingway - Analysis of Style and Theme in Works by Ernest Hemingway This research paper will analyze style and theme in two of Ernest Hemingway's short stories, "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" and "The Big Two-Hearted River," and two novels, The Sun Also Rises and Green Hills of Africa.1 "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" is about an author named Harry, who is lying on the African plain and dying of gangrene. "The Big Two-Hearted River" is about an ex-World War I soldier, Nick, who is trying to put his life back together after the war....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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deatharms Accepting Death in Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms - Accepting Death in Hemingway's A Farewell To Arms A Farewell To Arms is Ernest Hemingway's poignant yet simple tale of two young lovers who meet during the chaos of W.W.I and the relationship that endures until its tragic end. Frederick Henry, an American lieutenant in the Italian army, and Catherine Barkley, an English volunteer nurse, share a devout love for one another that deepens as Catherine becomes pregnant, yet their blissful relationship becomes tragically shortened as the baby and Catherine die as a result of the birth, leaving Frederick alone to accept their deaths....   [tags: Farewell Arms Essays] 701 words
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Plight of the Code Hero in the Works of Ernest Hemingway - The Plight of the Code Hero in the Works of Ernest Hemingway          In his novels Ernest Hemingway suggests a code of behavior for his characters to follow: one that demands courage in difficult situations, strength in the face of adversity, and grace under pressure.  Termed the "code hero," this character is driven by the principal ideals of honor, courage, and endurance in a life of stress, misfortune, and pain.  Despite the hero's fight against life in this violent and disorderly world, he is rarely the victor.  The code that the hero follows demands that he act honorably in this uphill battle and find fulfillment by becoming a man and proving his worth.  Hemingway himself lived his life trying to show how strong and unlimited he was, a trait reflected in his novels as his heroes struggle through.  They are all martyrs to their cause, suffering but triumphantly ending their lives because they do not falter and show no weakness.  Destroyed, they are nevertheless winners because they do not give in.  "Success is that old ABC -- ability, breaks, and courage" (Luckman n....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Ernest Hemingway: Allegorical Figures In The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway: Allegorical Figures in The Sun Also Rises Thesis: Hemingway deliberately shaped the protagonists in The Sun Also Rises as allegorical figures. OUTLINE I. The Sun Also Rises A. Hemingway's novel. B. Hemingway's protagonists are deliberately shaped as allegorical figures. C. Novel symbolizing the impotence after W.W.I. II. Jake Barnes. A. Wound. 1. Damaged genitalia. 2. Can't make love. 3. Feels desire. B. Wound is symbol of life in years after W.W.I. C. Wound from accident. 1....   [tags: essays research papers] 1212 words
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Comparing F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway - Comparing F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, though both evolved from the same literary time and place, created their works in two very dissimilar writing styles which are representative of their subject matter. The two writers were both products of the post-WWI lost generation and first gained notoriety as members of the American expatriate literary community living in Paris during the 1920's. Despite this underlying fact which influenced much of their material, the works examined in class dramatically differ in style as well as subject matter....   [tags: Writers Authors Literature Essays]
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Analysis of Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway - Analysis of Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway In “Hills Like White Elephants” Ernest Hemingway relies on symbolism to convey the theme of abortion. The symbolic material objects, as well as the strong symbolic characters, aid the reader’s understanding of the underlying theme. The material objects that Hemingway uses to convey the theme are beer, the good and bad hillsides, and a railroad station between two tracks. The beer represents the couple’s, “the American” and “the girl’s”, usual routine activity they do together....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays Papers] 913 words
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Questions on Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway - Questions on Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway Reading: Hills Like White Elephants/Ernest Hemingway 1. What are they talking about. (Evidence…) The man and the girl are talking about getting an abortion. Evidence: the "white elephants" ~ White elephants are sacred in some countries, but usually a white elephant is not considered to be something good…the idea is that it would be really nice to own a white elephant, but once you get one it becomes clear that it has no real value and costs a lot to maintain…also, rulers of India often sent white elephants to those who they hated b/c then the person would be financially destroyed trying to maintain such a pricey (and sacred!) animal… ~ When the girl in the story is looking off at the hills, she sort of realizes that her relationship with the man is like a white elephant....   [tags: Papers] 672 words
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Ernest Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants - WC: 754 Title: Sacred Moments Close interpretation of the story "Hills Like White Elephants" by Ernest Hemingway leads the reader to an issue that has plagued society for decades. Understanding of the human condition is unveiled in the story line, the main setting, and through the character representation. The main characters in the story are an American man and a female named Jig. The conflict about abortions is an issue that still faces society today. Architectural and atmospheric symbolisms are used to set the mood and outline the human condition....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Impact of Cultural Heritage on Bryce Courtenay and Ernest Hemingway - Impact of Cultural Heritage on Bryce Courtenay and Ernest Hemingway Throughout the world, there are many diverse cultures, each of these distinct cultures have different backgrounds, rituals and practices. These cultures have a profound effect on the minds of their inhabitants. It's a person's culture which effects their thoughts, beliefs and their outlook upon life. It doesn't matter where you are from or where you go to, you always have a piece of your culture with you wherever you are....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway - Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway “Which line of criticism best suits this short story. Ernest Hemingway’s ‘Hills Like White Elephants’ is suited to a Psychoanalytic perspective criticism and is the most effective, as it contains hidden, deeper meanings which the author had represented in this piece, by explicating the text to explore the themes of choices, plot, setting and imagery, and essentially abortion. Psychoanalytic criticism expresses the secret unconscious desires and anxieties of the author....   [tags: Papers] 872 words
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Conflicts in Ernest Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls - Conflicts in Ernest Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls           Ernest Hemingway's novel For Whom the Bell Tolls is often called a war novel, but it would be more accurate to call it a novel about conflicts-the many conflicts that take place within a war. The most fundamental conflict of any war is the struggle between life and death. This struggle is mirrored in the relationship between Robert Jordan and Maria. Jordan is depicted as the coldly rational soldier whose wartime work always comes first, but Maria is portrayed as a personification of the natural abundance of the living world....   [tags: For Whom the Bell Tolls Essays]
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deatharms Dealing with Death in Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms - Dealing with Death in A Farewell to Arms "I'm afraid of the rain because sometimes I picture myself dead in it" (P 126). This is a short quotation from, A Farewell to Arms, (1929), by Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell to Arms has a very unexpected death in the end. The reader sympathizes with the main character as he matures from the beginning to the conclusion of the novel. A Farewell to Arms is a love story during World War I. The novel is centered on Lieutenant Fredric Henry, an American who has volunteered for the Italian army driving ambulances in Europe because the United States has not yet entered the war....   [tags: Farewell Arms Essays] 891 words
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