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The Subjects of Love and War Shine Through Hemingway’s Writing Style - In the novel, A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway creates a moving and intense portrayal of love between Catherine Barkley and Frederic Henry, which is set mainly on the Italian Front during World War I. The novel was originally published in 1929, after Hemingway himself served as an ambulance driver for the Italian Red Cross. Due to this experience, Hemingway is able to show great detail and description when writing about the scenes of war on the Italian Front. Additionally, he draws on his experiences with a nurse and similarities can be seen in the events in his novel and in the events in his life leading up to the writing of A Farewell to Arms....   [tags: A Farewell To Arms, Ernest Hemingway, Analysis]
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Biography of Ernest Miller Hemingway - Biography of Ernest Miller Hemingway Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American novelist, journalist, writer of short stories, and winner of the 1954 Nobel Prize for literature. He created a distinguished body of prose fiction, much of it based on adventurous life. He was born on July 21, 1899, the second of six children, in Oak Park, Ill., in a house built by his widowed grandfather, Ernest Hall. Oak Park was a Protestant, upper middle class suburb of Chicago. He died on July 2, 1961. Early Years Hemingway stated in Green Hills of Africa that civil war is the best war for a writer....   [tags: Hemingway American Writers Essays] 3805 words
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A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway is considered the main personification of the American writers of the ‘Lost Generation’, who lived and wrote his novels during World War I. He became a famous writer in a short time, and the most important author of his generation, and perhaps the 20th century. To begin, I would like to mention his finest novel “A Farewell to Arms” that emerged from World War I, as well as his first important work “The Sun Also Rises”, and his most ambitious novel “For Whom the Bell Tolls”. The most outstanding of his works is the short novel, “The Old Man and the Sea”, that describes the journey of an old fisherman and his long and lonely struggle with a big fish in the sea, as well as his...   [tags: Ernest Hemingway]
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Biography of Ernest Miller Hemingway - Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21st, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. His father's occupation was a doctor, or otherwise known as a general practitioner. His mom, who was greatly religious, was a music teacher. Ernest always hated his first name. He tended to associate it with the character in Oscar Wilde’s play, The Importance of Being Earnest. Due to his indifferent attitude towards his real name, he “created a string of nicknames for himself”(Hayes). The nicknames he created, often matched his successive identity....   [tags: great depression, occupation] 978 words
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Ernest Hemingway's Writing Style - ... The sentence itself is a question that is stated positively, such that it won’t offend the character of Henry; a negative way of asking would be; did you lose your temper. This is a more direct way of asking a question and it could have provoked the character of Henry. Another positive sentence would be “they tried several times to have a baby” (10). This sentence in a negative perspective could be stated as; after many tries they failed to have a baby. By using positive words, Hemingway skillfully drew reader’s attention to the things he wanted and the way he wanted....   [tags: great American writers] 1690 words
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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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A Look into Ernest Hemingway's Childhood - A Look into Ernest Hemingway's Childhood Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on the morning of July 21, 1899. He was born in the house of his grandfather, Ernest Hall, on his mother's side. Both of his grandfathers influenced the character of Ernest Hemingway as it developed. Ernest Hall, at the time of little Ernest's birth, was widowed and living in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb about ten miles from Chicago. Hall was a veteran of the Civil War, in which he fought valiantly before he was shot in the leg, but, out of respect and hatred of killing, did not allow anyone to speak of it in his presence....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 1158 words
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A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway - A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway's WWI classic, A Farewell to Arms is a story of initiation in which the growth of the protagonist, Frederic Henry, is recounted. Frederic is initially a naïve and unreflective boy who cannot grasp the meaning of the war in which he is so dedicated, nor the significance of his lover's predictions about his future. He cannot place himself amidst the turmoil that surrounds him and therefore, is unable to fully justify a world of death and destruction....   [tags: Papers] 1777 words
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The Life and Death of Ernest Hemingway - The Life and Death of Hemingway In novels or other literary works many authors write about things they dream about. Many write about what stories they have heard from fellow companions. None have written about such vivid, yet traumatic experiences as the twentieth century writer, Ernest Hemingway. That is why Hemingway's tend to concur to his real life experiences. To start, consider that he was raised in an extremely strict household. He was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. He had an equitably happy, upper middle class childhood....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 842 words
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Ernest Hemingway and A Farewell To Arms - Ernest Hemingway and A Farewell To Arms      "We did not do the things we wanted to do; we never did such things" (Hemingway 13). This single sentence voiced early in Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell To Arms by the American protagonist, Lieutenant Frederic Henry, sums up the rather pessimistic and drab tone and mood presented in Hemingway's works, particularly this novel, which also reflects the pessimistic and judgmental mind housed within the author. Regardless of the unhappy circumstances and heart-breaking situations which prevail throughout the novel, A Farewell To Arms certainly deserves a place in a listing of works of high literary merit....   [tags: Farewell Arms Essays]
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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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A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway - In A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway, the novel concerns itself primarily with Hemingway's philosophy of life: unordered and random. There is no God to watch over man, to dictate codes of morality, or to ensure justice. Hemingway’s hero must accept his place as something insignificant, yet continue to fight endlessly against the meaninglessness of life. The universe is indifferent to man's plight. In the book, this indifference is best exemplified by the war -- an ultimately futile struggle of man against man and the death of Catherine Barkley – someone good and pure....   [tags: essays research papers] 535 words
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To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway - To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway      Ernest Hemingway's novel, To Have and Have Not, is about a man named Harry. Harry is a fisherman, and when he goes fishing he brings along a black man named Wesley. Eddy, who is a rummy, and Mr. Johnson who chartered Harry's boat also accompanied him on one of his fishing expeditions.      On this fishing journey that Harry and all of his colleague's had taken, Harry said to Mr. Johnson, "I think you're going to have a chance to fight one today." About that time Mr....   [tags: essays research papers] 947 words
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A Farewell To Arms By Ernest Hemingway - A Farewell to Arms Essay Many novels use contrast images of the land or surroundings to contribute to the central meaning of the work. In Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms the foil images of Italy and Switzerland help shape the theme of the book which is the cruelty of war and what it does to people. The descriptions of the two countries, Italy and Switzerland, are greatly different and represent two types of places. On one hand, Italy is a site of cruelty and death. Here is where all of the war and fighting takes place throughout the novel....   [tags: essays research papers] 482 words
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The Life of Author, Ernest Hemingway - The Life of Author, Ernest Hemingway Earnest Miller Hemingway was borin in Oak Park Illinois. After graduating from high school, he got a job at a paper called "Kansas City Star". Hemingway continually tried to enter the military, but his defective eye, hindered this task. Hemingway had managed to get a job driving an American Red Cross ambulance. During this expedition, he was injured and hospitalized. Hemingway had an affinity for a particular nurse at that hospital, her name was Agnes von Kurowsky....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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A Farewell To Arms By Ernest Hemingway - A Farewell To Arms written by Ernest Hemingway illustrates a typical love story between two people, this love story plays out in a war torn Italy during world war I, where Italy was battling Austria, the novels main characters, lieutenant Fredrick Henry an American ambulance driver serving in the Italian army and Catherine Barkley an English volunteer nurse who served in Italy. The novel portrays Henry as a drunk who traveled from one house of prostitution to the next, he was not happy with his lifestyle....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 1001 words
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Review Of Ernest Hemingway And Writings - Review of Ernest Hemingway and Writings Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American novelest and short-story writer whose writings and personal life exerted a profound influence on American writers of his time and thereafter. Many of his works are regarded as American classics, and some have subsequently been made into motion pictures. A review of Hemingway reveals many interesting points about his life, about the influences upon his works, and of the the themes and styles of his writings. An examination of Hemingway's past brings to light many interesting points and helps to create a better understanding of how he came to be the master of the understated prose style....   [tags: essays research papers] 1505 words
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Ernest Hemingway: Prelude To A Tragedy - Ernest Hemingway’s suicide was foreseen by most who knew him well. During his lifetime, he was a very well-rounded, yet seemingly unsatidfied man. He appeared to be afraid of nothing, not even death. In fact, in many of his poems and short stories conceited on death. His hobbies included bullfighting, big game hunting, and war, which all included the same risk: death. Hemingway saw that he was predestined to die, and his only hope was to face the inevitable stoically. He set colassal expectations for himself, and he looked at himself as a failure whenever he achieved a “less than great” status....   [tags: essays research papers] 648 words
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A Farewell To Arms By Ernest Hemingway - Catherine Barkley and Frederic Henry in A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway present a contrast in personalities: in the ways they are playing opposite roles, in Catherines maturity and leadership and in Frederics immaturity and ineptness, and in the ways they view love. Frederic Henry is the narrorator and the protagonist in the novel. He is a former student of arcitecture of arcitecture who has volunteered to join the Italian Army as an ambulance officer, because he could not speak Italian....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 1862 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 and Zelda Fitzgerald - Ernest Hemingway and Zelda Fitzgerald Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald was born July 24th, 1900 to Anthony Sayre, a judge of the Alabama Supreme Court, and Minnie, a once aspiring actress. She was considered a sought-after Southern belle who had a collection of soldiers' insignia pins by the time she met Scott Fitzgerald at the age of twenty. However, Zelda refused marriage until 1920 when the publication of This Side of Paradise gave Scott the wealth and economic stability, which she demanded. The first few years of their marriage were characterized by extravagant spending, but shortly after the birth of their only child, Frances Scott "Scottie" Fitzgerald, the couple began frequent arguments usua...   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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The Life of Ernest Hemingway - The Life of Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway relied on experiences and the time period that he wrote the novel The Sun Also Rises. Hemingway used symbolism and irony to express his own experiences that he went through after the war, in this novel. Gertrude Stein named the generation of adults that lived during World War I, "The Lost Generation."People thought the phrase holds true to some people who fought or were involved in the war. Hemingway quotes Stein in passages saying "The world remains and the sun continues to rise and set." The Sun Also Rises first appeared in 1926....   [tags: Papers] 1011 words
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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's Life and Image - Ernest Hemingway's Life and Image Ernest Hemingway was born on a July morning in 1899. Born at home in Oak Park, he was raised a conservative with strong values. While his father taught him to hunt and fish, his mother taught him music, her former profession. Though his mother’s music lessons helped him throughout his life, he didn’t particularly enjoy the lessons and spent as much time in the woods as he could manage. Nature became Hemingway’s world, the place where he could go and pull from it the essence of his writing....   [tags: History] 695 words
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The Connection Between Ernest Hemingway and Sylvia Beach - Ernest Hemingway (1899- 1961) and Sylvia Beach (1887-1962) both came to Paris from America with goals of reaching success. Although drastically different, each managed to achieve his or her goal on their own and with the support that the other gave, their goals became much easier to accomplish. Through the opportunities Beach provided, Hemingway transformed from an aspiring writer to a Nobel Prize winner in Literature. The influence of Sylvia Beach and her bookstore, Shakespeare and Company, provided to be the stepping-stone—through readily available novels to study and opportunities to meet other notable authors—Hemingway needed as a young, novice writer in Paris to flourish into the great...   [tags: Writers, America, London, Literature]
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The Struggle of Life and War in Ernest Hemingway’s Writing - Ernest Hemingway was one of the greatest authors of the twentieth century. His simple style, lucid depictions, and relatable narratives propelled him into a world of literary fame. These unique attributes are inimitable; Hemingway relates to the reader on a deeper level that even the best imitators cannot achieve. For this and many other reasons, critics praise Hemingway for the indefinable work of an exceptional writer. One of his most well-known novels, A Farewell to Arms, is notorious for its depth into the reality and adversity of war....   [tags: biography, literary history]
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The Killers by Ernest Hemingway - The Killers by Ernest Hemingway "The Killers" by Ernest Hemingway is a story based upon Hemingway's view of the big city in the late 1920's. During the era of prohibition whoever controlled the flow of alcohol controlled the city. Unfortunately, the police were powerless against man thirst for booze. The Mafia also expanded into the bookie field, and if someone didn't pay up or double crossed the Mafia they were taken out. Hemingway was unfamiliar with this city scene and we can see a very strong correlation between him and one of his characters, Nick Adams....   [tags: Papers] 979 words
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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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Feminist Literary Criticism in Indian Camp By Ernest Hemingway - Feminist Literary Criticism in Indian Camp By Ernest Hemingway In the short story “Indian Camp”, by Ernest Hemingway, many controversies arise about the idea of feminism in the text. Feminism is a general term used to describe advocating women’s rights socially, politically, and making equal rights to those of men. Feminist criticism is looked through a “lens” along the line of gender roles in literature, the value of female characters within the text, and interpreting the perspective from which the text is written....   [tags: women's right, iceberg theory]
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Hedonism in Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway - The search of pleasure has always been an inherent desire in human nature. The roaring twenties witnessed the uprising of a society that extolled such desire through the creation of a culture solely dedicated to consume. Ernest Hemingway analyses the behavioral patterns of such culture in his short story "Hills Like White Elephants", where the concept of Hedonism- fathomed as an egotistical action whose only purpose is to bestow pleasure- and its consequences on the individual is explored. Through the characters' dialogue in which they avoid a substantial conversation and implicitly state their disappointment in life, Hemingway explores the emptiness generated by pleasure-seeking actions....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]
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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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Hills like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway - ... Spending so much time together eventually lead the two into falling in love and having an affair. Hadley, Hemingway’s wife, found out about the affair and Hemingway in response asked for a divorce. Hadley agreed to grant Hemmingway the divorce under one condition. That one condition required Hemingway and Pfeiffer to be separated for one hundred days, in order to see if they still loved each other (Baker 173). This separation period has been thought to have greatly affected Hemingway’s life and his literary works....   [tags: a life story, spain, writer] 1017 words
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Death in Ernest Hemingway´s A Farewell to Arms - Death is amongst the major concern during the World War 1-era of Ernest Hemingway’s novel, A Farwell to Arms. In Ernest Hemingway’s A Farwell to Arms, he feels that death seems to be of resignation. He accepts death as inevitable, and in the context of war, senseless death is everywhere. Death waits for everyone through the attitudes that cowards and brave people have. However, he feels that a person can face the inevitable with bravery and courage. Hemingway believes death is inevitable, but courage still matters as evidenced by courage, bravery, and love....   [tags: inevitable, courage, love, bravery] 556 words
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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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Religious Symbolism in The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway - The incorporation of religion into literature is a common technique that adds significance to the overall meaning of any type of work. Ernest Hemingway, a passionate fisherman, successfully utilizes this technique in his Pulitzer Prize-winning novella, The Old Man and the Sea (Kinzer n. pag.). Considered one of his most famous and meaningful works, Hemingway’s novella details the journey of a poor but noble fisherman, Santiago, as he faces one of the greatest and most difficult struggles of his life....   [tags: christ, santiago, meaning]
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A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, by Ernest Hemingway - The infamous Martin Luther King Jr. once preached, "Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal." For Ernest Hemingway, the characters that he places in his stories are forever searching for peace. Much like in life itself, the achievement of temporary peace throughout the path of a lifetime can be both minute and momentous. The writer uses the literary devices of indirect characterization, setting and symbolism in order to enhance his final classification of peace....   [tags: Peace, Wisdom, Literary Analysis] 1294 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 th...   [tags: Hemingway Sun Also Rises Essays]
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The Symbolism in “The Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway - ... The hills also symbolize the obstacles that are in the way of the two character's relationship. In the story, Jig looked at the hills and said, “They look like white elephants.” The man replied, “I've never seen one.” Then she replied, “No, you wouldn't have” (295). The hills representing her baby and the white elephant referring to the operation the man is trying to persuade her to have. Later on in the story, she looks back at the hills and says, “they are lovely hills, they really don't look like white elephants I just meant the color of their skin through the trees” (296)....   [tags: obstacles, abortion, drinks]
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Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway - ... Typical of his character, “The American” suggests the two should have another drink, plainly ignoring or not paying any attention to the opinion of “Jig” (which is another effort of Hemingway’s to show the couples inability to communicate truthfully). Alcohol plays a less important role in the absurdity of “Hills Like White Elephants”; however, it is still a strong metaphor for the two’s desire to distract themselves from reality. This is apparent in their consumption of alcohol right from the beginning of the short story....   [tags: unexplainable absurdity, hamlet, shakespeare] 1774 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 statement that may suggest that Hemingway's stories were not very well liked, 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 Essays]
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Hills like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway - “Hills like White Elephants” is a typical short story by Ernest Hemingway bordering around his favorite themes of sadness and bewilderment. The Yellow Wallpaper, on the other hand, written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is classified in the genre of American feminist literature, which is also considered to come under gothic fiction due to its gothic settings. Both these short stories have nothing in common, except that both of them employ the subject of feminism, the former obviously and the latter vaguely....   [tags: the yellow paper, charlotte perkins gilman] 746 words
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The Deep Significance of Setting in “The End of Something,” by Ernest Hemingway - ... People began leaving the town and “carrying with it everything that had made the mill a mill and Hortons Bay a town” until eventually the town became a deserted place (79). No longer is Hortons Bay a successful town, but rather, it stands as old ruins in the “acres of sawdust that covers the swampy meadow” (79). Nick and Marjorie’s relationship reflects the incidents of the town. Hemingway uses Hortons Bay to hint towards the unforeseen events that occur in Nick and Marjorie’s relationship. As Nick and Marjorie sail by the ruins, they remember their relationship when love was once pleasurable....   [tags: lumbering, relationship, uncertainty ] 1348 words
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Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway - ... I don’t want anyone else. And I know it’s perfectly simple” (Hemingway 2). He is pushing her to have the abortion by telling her he didn’t want anyone but her. When in reality he just didn’t want her to have the baby. He was given a difficult situation and tried to find the easiest way out by telling her to have the abortion. One way Hemingway proves this point is through allusion. An allusion is a figure of speech when the author refers to a subject such as a place or event. It is up to the reader to make a connection to the subject being mentioned....   [tags: short story analysis] 571 words
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Hills like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway - Hills like White Elephants is a typical short story by Ernest Hemingway bordering around the themes of sadness and bewilderment. The Yellow Wallpaper, on the other hand, written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is classified in the genre of American feminist literature, which is also considered to come under gothic fiction due to its gothic settings. Under different genres, the use of symbolism in the settings greatly contributes to the theme, characterization and the tone of the story. In Hills like White Elephants, Hemingway vaguely points to the controversial subject of abortion....   [tags: the yellow wallpaper by charlotte perkins gilman]
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An Old Fisherman in The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway - ... Santiago does his best to not let the marlin gain any of the rope. A little while later, the marlin begins to circle and Santiago takes this chance to do what he does best. Finally, Santiago is close enough to the marlin to spear and end its life. After Santiago ties the marlin to the skiff, Santiago sets sail for home. As we learn, the corpse of the marlin is nothing but bone upon Santiago`s return due to the insurmountable amount of sharks that came to say "Hello" during the journey home. Upon arrival, Santiago stumbles to his shack and falls into a steady sleep....   [tags: pride, motivation, relationship]
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Analysis of Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway - “Hills Like White Elephants” by Earnest Hemingway is a short story from 1927 that describes a couple drinking at a train station in Spain, and the story is relayed by an outside narrator. The third person narrator in this story gives the reader the events pieced together, told afterward, and translated to English. It is clear throughout the story that the girl (who is never named) does not speak Spanish, while her boyfriend does. When he first orders two beers, he does so in Spanish through stating “Dos cervezas,” which emphasizes that the gentleman is indeed speaking Spanish, but the narrator is translating the affairs for the reader (Hemingway 114)....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]
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Symbolism in Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway - In a well-written short story, different literary elements and terms are incorporated into the story by the author. Ernest Hemingway frequently uses various literary elements in his writing to entice the reader and enhance each piece that he writes. In Hills Like White Elephants, Hemingway uses symbols to teach the reader certain things that one may encounter during daily life. Symbolism may be defined as relating to, using, or proceeding by means of symbols (Princeton). The use of symbols in Hills Like White Elephants is utterly important to the plot line and to the fundamental meaning of the story....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]
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Achieving a Goal in In The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway - ... Santiago says that pain does not affect him, and that he will focus on reeling in the fish. He shifts the line to avoid any preexisting cuts and refocuses on achieving his goal. This means that Santiago knows that if he is dedicated to fishing via catching the fish, he might have a better chance of reeling the gigantic creature in. Santiago’s dedication proves that when one is devoted to their work, it will give him a better chance of achieving his goals. When one has ambition to obtain his goals even through strenuous journeys, he might be more likely to achieve his goals....   [tags: dedication, fishing, journey]
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The Motif of Ernest Hemingway´s A Farewell to Arms - The world contains many recurring events that remind humans of morals or things that are important. In the novel “A Farewell to Arms” many events come again and again. Usually, these events that repeat or come again have a deeper message inscribed in the text. This is not unlike whereas the novel “The Great Gatsby” has weather that unfailingly matches up with the tone and mood of the text. The author Ernest Hemingway has created “A Farewell to Arms” with a motif that is very precise. The motif of rain and nature in Hemingway’s novel divulges that there are things that a human beings cannot control; making them recognize what they lack and how life can bring sadness....   [tags: rain, nature, control, lack, saddness] 1083 words
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Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway - Hills Like White Elephants “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. […] 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. It stopped at this junction for two minutes and went to Madrid” (290 paragraph 1). Ernest Hemingway crafts a well written dialogue in this story about a man and a girl....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 940 words
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The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber by Ernest Hemingway - ... Starting from the character with the least impact—or to say, the character that does the least in terms of plot (and I'm speaking relatively, of course), is Robert Wilson, the “white hunter”. In the story he plays the guide and is an experienced safari goer and hunter. He, as described, is “[...]about middle middle height with sandy hair, a stubby mustache, a very red face and extremely cold blue eyes[...]”(The Short Happy... Pg. 01) Throughout the story, Wilson is the person we most hear the thoughts of, scattered through the narrative are his opinions and comments, presented mentally, and although minor, lead to important understandings in the story....   [tags: classic American literature] 1032 words
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Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway - In Ernest Hemingway’s Hills like White Elephants we follow a couple’s conversation as they wait for a train. The majority of their dialogues evolve around abortion. He perfunctorily tries to convince her to abort the child while she reluctantly tries to please him. As the story goes along the female protagonist continually consumes alcohol, although she is presumed pregnant. I claim that her volition to keep this baby strongly can be argued, since it is common knowledge alcohol can harm an unborn child....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 880 words
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The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway - The lives of the people that resided in the time of the Lost Generation felt as though their existence had no meaning, as if life was completely purposeless. Everyone seemed to go through the motions, using routine and cyclical forms of living. If people are unhappy with where they are in life, they stay there anyway because they feel stuck. Although the title of the novel, The Sun Also Rises, expresses consistency and most of the characters go unchanged, falling into a repetitious pattern, Jake Barnes is able to overcome this pattern of the transience of society by learning how to resolve his personal despair....   [tags: Lost Generation, story and character analysis] 628 words
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Ernest Hemingway - Ernest M. Hemingway Ernest Miller Hemingway was a novelist and short story writer, who became well known for the passion that he used in all his writings. Many of his works are regarded as classics of American Literature, and some have even been made into motion pictures. The Old Man and the Sea, which is the story about an old Cuban fisherman, was published in 1952. Because of this creation, in 1954 Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois....   [tags: essays research papers] 808 words
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