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Melville's White Jacket as Public Forum on Corporal Punishment - Melville's White Jacket as Public Forum on Corporal Punishment Author, Herman Melville utilized many of his literary works as a public forum for politics. Subsequently, the nineteenth century became a time period of great outspokenness among authors who condemned many of societies woes. Authors such as: Thoreau, Longfellow and Emerson all voiced their opposition to these tragedies. Melville wrote openly about slavery, abuse, and many other social injustices. In his novel, White Jacket, Melville wrote against corporal punishment aboard United States Naval Frigates....   [tags: Melville White Jacket Essays] 469 words
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Vietnam War in Movie Full Medal Jacket Directed by Stanley Kubrick - ... He becomes a joker to maintain his distance. Private Pyle is one of the men in training who is over weight, un coordinated and is a man who is lacking in all the training unlike the rest of the men in training. The viewer believes that in the beginning of the film Private Pyle is more like a kid needing to be pampered rather than a grown man about to face a bloody war. He constantly got in trouble for all his wrong doings one being when he snuck a jelly donut by his bunk. In stead of punishing Private Pyle Sergeant Hartman punished the rest if the guys telling them to do pushups white Private Pyle ate the donut....   [tags: war, boot, camp, soldiers, killer] 727 words
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Fear of Death in White Noise by Don DeLillo - In the novel, White Noise by Don DeLillo, Jack Gladney tries to think that he know his wife Babette. He tries to disguise his true self in order to gain strength through his false identity. He tries to control Babette’s thoughts by telling her she is supposed to act a particular way because he is slowly losing control and the struggle of who is more afraid of death. Jack constantly is trying to face his fears of death but learns that his wife has similar fears. He tries to gain power over his death by trying to murder someone....   [tags: identity, kill, fear, death] 628 words
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Frederick Douglas vs. Deborah Gray White - Fredrick Douglas vs. Deborah Gray White Fredrick Douglas and Deborah White wrote some very influential books about the life and times of slavery. They both had a specific angle on which they wrote one about more toward that of the male perspective and the other that of a females perspective. They seem very knowledgeable and do a very good job of showing the lives of slaves. During this essay I will answer a few questions such as; what do these works reveal about the lives, cultures and mental struggles of slaves, what role did fear play between slaves and masters, and some similarities and differences that males and females experienced during this period....   [tags: African American writers] 1405 words
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White Power - White supremecy is a current issue in society today. It takes place throughout the world and is a very serious thing. There are a lot of people who have revolted against these White Power groups. While trying to overthrow or supress the White Power groups, people may have been beaten or killed in some cases. There are a lot of these groups out there now with thousands of followers. Some White Power groups are only in special areas. Some of these groups are non-violent and try to fight the government for there demands....   [tags: essays research papers] 847 words
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Interaction between White Americans and Native Americans throughout the 19th Century - Throughout the 19th century, there was much interaction between the white Americans and the native peoples of North America, some positive and some negative. Even though Indians traded with American settlers, this did not mean they were successfully engaged with Americans. white Americans wanted to take land from the Indians and trade with them for large profits. Also, white Americans increasingly viewed Indians as their enemies. Native Americans did not engage with Americans successfully, because they viewed things from a different perspective....   [tags: political arrangements, lack of respect] 1897 words
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The Turner Frontier in Full Metal Jacket” - In Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket”, Turner’s Frontier is presented within the confines of Vietnam and shows the frontier in all of its brutality. Unlike other western style movies, which romanticise the frontier, Kubrick openly attacks the Turner Frontier myths, stating that rather than stripping the frontiersmen down and reforming them as the ideal example of American society, the Turner mindset, of completely stripping away one’s culture, actually transforms the frontiersmen into childlike figures, who are unable to think for themselves....   [tags: Stanley Kubrick, Full Metal Jacket]
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How old Equipment from the past Differs from Present day Equipment - How Old Equipment from the Past Differs from Present Day Equipment Black and white movies show volunteer people distinguishing l fires with a bucket and water. Color movies today show trained firemen distinguishing frightful fires with a water hose and fire truck that has a capability of one hundred men. The history of fire has been around since starting hundreds of years ago thus evolving modern day fire equipment and technologies. Over the centuries people have learned from controlling fires through studying fires, reconstructing flame-resistant clothing, designing and manufacturing higher quality technology equipment is more suitable for fire on any level ....   [tags: Black and White Movies, Color Movies, Technology]
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Adolescence in Gary Soto’s The Jacket - Adolescence often places a child in the difficult position of wanting to impress their peers and simultaneously please their parents. Such quandary occurs in Gary Soto’s “The Jacket” when the young boy is placed in the unenviable position of wearing a jacket that is a displeasing shade of green. The jacket was given to him by his beloved mother. This young man was hoping for a cool jacket , “something like the bikers wear: black leather and silver studs, with enough belts to hold down a small town.”(3)....   [tags: Gary Soto, The Jacket] 500 words
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The Works of E. B. White - Like all other authors, E. B. White’s work was critically analyzed throughout his career. Most would give bad feedback, but everyone loved him and his writing. He had such a unique style of writing that made him popular for all ages. His books ranged from children books all the way to humor and knowledge about the styles of writing for adults. His ability to open up readers’ imaginations draws them in and makes them wanting more. With that, E. B. White is still considered one of the most-loved and best selling authors in history today....   [tags: E.B. White]
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The Myth Of White Privilege - Many white Americans are living with the fear that they didn't really deserve their success, and that maybe luck and privilege had more to do with it, than brains and hard work. There are numerous reasons for the widespread discrimination at all levels, but the main reason for the existence of discrimination is a privilege to certain groups of people, and widespread social prejudice towards certain groups of people. Differences between people have always existed, but they gain in importance only when are different importance given to certain differences, so it creates privileges....   [tags: White Privilege, Reality or Myth?] 1845 words
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White Collar Crimes in America - Throughout history there have been many white collar crimes. These crimes are defined as non-violent and financial-based crimes that are full ranges of fraud committed by business and government professionals. These crimes are not victimless nor unnoticed. A single scandal can destroy a company and can lose investors millions of dollars. Today, fraud schemes are more sophisticated than ever, and through studying: Enron, LIBOR, Albert Wiggan and Chase National Bank, Lehman Brothers and Madoff, we find how the culprits started there deception, the aftermath of the scandal and what our country has done to prevent future scandals....   [tags: White Collar Crimes Essays] 3036 words
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Understanding White Privilege - Privilege, a right or benefit that is given to some people and not to others, is a term most people learn at a very young age. Privilege is thought of as something that one earns, not something that is just a given in everyday life. White privilege is an advantage that white people have in society that is unearned and mostly unacknowledged, yet practiced regularly. Daily life consists of multiple “privileges” that are unrecognized because they are such the norm of society that we no longer even realize that these “privileges” exist....   [tags: White Advantages]
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Stereotypes of White Males - When people hear the word stereotype, they usually think of black people, Mexicans, Native Americans, women, and other races. Most people do not think there could be a stereotype against white males. People usually think that it would be the white male that would stereotype other races and not be stereotyped themselves. The truth is that white males get stereotyped just as much, if not more, as other races. White males have been categorized as hateful, major racists, skinheads, and over-privileged....   [tags: stereotypes, white males, ] 480 words
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White Attitudes Towards Nature - In Luther Standing Bear’s “Nature” and Louis Owens’s “The American Indian Wilderness”, the authors dictate differences in Indian and white relationships with nature. They stress how Indians see nature, their balanced relationship with it, and how they know wilderness is just a European idea. While agreeing here, Standing Bear focuses on the Lakota view of how Indians truly lived while Owens reveals both sides and thinks white views can shift with time. Standing Bear thinks the difference in how whites and Indians see nature stems from childhood....   [tags: Racial Relations, Indian, White] 1044 words
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White Attitudes Towards Nature - In Luther Standing Bear’s “Nature” and Louis Owens’s “The American Indian Wilderness”, the authors dictate differences in Indian and white relationships with nature. They stress how Indians see nature, their balanced relationship with it, and how Indians know wilderness is just a European idea. Though agreeing here, Standing Bear focuses on how Indians truly lived while Owens reveals more of both sides and has hope that white views can shift. Standing Bear thinks the difference in how whites and Indians see nature stems from childhood....   [tags: Racial Relations, Indian, White] 1011 words
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White Attitudes Towards Nature - In Luther Standing Bear’s “Nature” and Louis Owens’s “The American Indian Wilderness”, the authors dictate differences in Indian and white relationships with nature. They stress how Indians see nature, their balanced relationship with it, and how they know wilderness is just a European idea. Though agreeing here, Standing Bear focuses on the Lakota view of how Indians truly lived while Owens reveals both sides and thinks white views can shift with time. Standing Bear thinks the difference in how whites and Indians see nature stems from childhood....   [tags: Racial Relations, Indian, White] 1061 words
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Short Story: Baldric White - It was a normal morning in New York City. People were starting to leave their apartments and getting ready for another busy Monday at work. Baldric White was walking down Columbus Avenue. He was wearing his ordinary black suit, nothing really fancy, but still classy. He was heading to work, and as always, decided to walk. He enjoys walking in this cold February weather, watching everybody go to work and continue with their busy lives. This particular morning, Baldric had gotten up early, he didn’t wanted to be late for work....   [tags: baldric white, alessandra] 1688 words
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Suspenseful Plot in Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White - The nineteenth century mystery novel The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins excites the reader with detailed descriptions and a suspenseful plot. The testimony of multiple characters reveals the story of Laura Fairlie’s arranged marriage to Sir Percival Glyde. Percival’s friend, Count Fosco, is at his side, and Marian Halcombe, Laura’s half-sister, is at her side. Walter Hartright, a watercolor artist, finds himself residing with Laura temporarily as he is hired to teach her his art. The two soon fall in love, changing Laura’s plans to marry Percival....   [tags: the woman in white]
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White Collar Crime in America - We like every other person in this world, when we hear the word crime; we automatically get an image of a person from a low class in a bad neighborhood and coming from a troubled family. However, who knew that those who are educated and coming from a wealthy family can also pertain to the world of crime and mischief. We as human beings tend to also be judgmental, assuming that only unprivileged men have a drive to commit an offense against the law then a prosperous individual. Nevertheless, it is not our evil doing that we are regularly pushed to foresee this problem this way, especially not when it is the media, the government, and the media are the ones who painting this picture for us....   [tags: White Collar Crime, crime, USA, ] 505 words
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Race and Poverty: The Power of White Privilege - ... Like Wise was explaining having that one thing to sweat in society what can determine whether one will be successful or not. If you are a white student who struggles in school it becomes a big deal and help is immediately needed to take care of the problem because you are said to have that potential no matter your class. But if you are an African American male it is different. In order to be talked about in those upper echelon students you have to perform exceptionally well and sometimes even better than those around you or at the top....   [tags: society, discrimination, black, white] 698 words
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The Lonely White Rhino in African Savanna - I chose to research white rhinoceros species because it is the most populous rhinoceros species meaning I would have access to more information. There was not much of choice because African Savanna has only two rhinoceros species: white rhinoceros and black rhinoceros. Those species share many similar traits and differ in small features, but I chose one over the other because of the considerable difference between their populations. The statistics tells there are around 10,000 white rhinoceroses, while there are only 7 black rhinoceroses in the world....   [tags: White Rhinoceraus, African Savanna]
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The Age of White Guilt by Shelby Steele - The Real Fault INTRODUCTION: “On his show Monday night, Sean Hannity spoke with Ann Coulter about the racism and the narrative she said the media is pushing in order to avoid discussing difficult issues. Everyone would be better off without “white guilt,” Coulter argued — decrying that all liberals want to talk about is racism.Rattling off a list of foreign policy concerns, Hannity noted that Democrats aren’t talking about any of those issues, “because all they can do is accuse Republicans of racism.” We’ve gotten to a point where everything is deemed racist, he and Coulter agreed....   [tags: white guilt, republicans, racism]
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Gary Soto’s The Jacket - All of us pass through adolescence before reaching adulthood. It is a crucial stage in everyone’s life that plays a big role in the adult life. “The Jacket” is a representation of Gary Soto’s adolescent life. It is a short story depicting his hardships as an adolescent as he battled with peer pressure and low self-esteem or lack of confidence caused by the ugly green jacket. The jacket serves as a symbol of his personal battles, growth, maturity, and his readiness to face the cold and harsh challenges in his life....   [tags: Social Behavior and Personality, Peer Pressure]
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E.B. White’s essays - In E.B. White’s essays, “Once More to the Lake “and ‘The Ring of Time”, the author demonstrates two different interpretations of time and how it is used to symbolize meaning to each piece. “Once More to the Lake” is an essay that is derived mostly from White’s personal experience while “The Ring of Time” is mostly examining a teenage girl performing at the circus, in the eyes of someone else. Both of these articles give the reader insight of how the author uses the theme of time to show different aspects to the storyline....   [tags: Literary Analysis, White, Comparative] 1484 words
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White Racial Identity - Prior to beginning my readings on white racial identity, I did not pay much attention to my white race. If someone had asked me to describe my appearance I would have said short blond hair, blue eyes, average stature, etc. One of the last things I would have noted was the color of my skin. Growing up in overwhelmingly white communities, I never thought to use the color of my skin to differentiate myself from others. Over the course of this dialogue I have learned that my white racial identity is one of the most defining aspects of my appearance in this society....   [tags: Implicit Racism, White Privilege]
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Great White Shark - ... In some areas the Great white shark population has decreased to 70%. They live in the coastlines of South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, California, Alaska, Hawaii, most of South Aerica, Mediterranean Sea, West Africa to Scandinavia, Japan, eastern coastline of China and Southern Russia, the east coast of USA and the Gulf coast. They have a slate-gray upper body. They are a torpedo shape. The snout is conical and short. They have long slit gills on each of their sides. They have many rows of teeth....   [tags: jaws, teeth, white death] 836 words
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The Jewish Assimilation to White Culture & Rape Culture - The unit we covered in the book and in class the past few weeks was one of the most interesting to me. Some of the topics we covered I was very familiar with, and others I have never given much thought to. The first area I focused on in this paper is the transition that Jewish people had from a minority, to being white, which I have not given much thought. The second was the idea of white privilege, and its implications. The third is rape culture, and how we can possibly combat it. Both of these topics I am more aware of, and has been things that have interested me for some time....   [tags: White Privileges, U.S. Society]
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Hills Like White Elephants: My Interpretation of the Play - This short story is about a couple arguing about abortion. The girl, Jig, does not want to, but the American man says that it is the only thing between them. The girl wants to continue on with her life of exploring the world with the addition of the baby, but the man says that it would take the world away from them. The man has experience in this, but the woman seems not to. She is reluctant, and does not want to talk about it any more after a point. There are many elements in the story, such as disconnection, manipulation, dominance, innocence, and irresponsibility....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants, ] 1335 words
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Color Blindness in The White Boy Shuffle, by Paul Beatty - Generally speaking, “color blindness” is understood to be the best way to engage racial problem. This concept is revealed and discussed in Paul Beatty’s novel, "The White Boy Shuffle". The novel portrays a young African American Gunnar’s life story that mainly focuses on his experiences and identities in different places. In the part of Gunnar’s childhood life in Santa Monica when mostly surrounded by white individuals, he is continuously indoctrinated with the idea of “color blindness” which is widely advocated by people in this community in order to alleviate racism....   [tags: The White Boy Shuffle Essays]
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Hills like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway - Symbolism in Hemingway’s Story ‘Hills like White Elephants’ ‘Hills Like White Elephants’ is a short story authored by Ernest Hemingway about an American and a girl named Jig. In the story, the two are sitting in a train station waiting for the train to Madrid. While they wait, they have an intense ongoing debate on whether or not to abort Jig. At the end of the story, the train is about to arrive and the man carries luggage on the tracks as they prepare to leave. The end of the story does not clearly define the outcome of its decision....   [tags: symbolism, white elephant]
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Environmental Degradation in Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger - Introduction Aravind Adiga in his debut novel The White Tiger, which won the Britain’s esteemed Booker Prize in 2008, highlights the suffering of a subaltern protagonist in the twenty first century known as materialism era. Through his subaltern protagonist Balram Halwai, he highlights the suffering of lower class people. This novel creates two different India in one “an India of Light and an India of Darkness” (Adiga, p. 14). The first one represents the prosperous India where everyone is able to dream a healthy and comfortable life....   [tags: The White Tiger Essays]
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White Robed Racists - Lynching’s, bombing, assassinations, and shootings are a few of the many ways that a secret White supremacist group otherwise known as the Ku Klux Klan used to bring terror to the hearts of Civil Rights Activist. “White power, White pride, Worldwide” was an iconic motto for the Ku Klux Klan. Ironically, in To Kill a Mockingbird Bob Ewell seemed to follow the motto, making you wonder, was Bob Ewell a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Bob Ewell’s constant suppression of Tom Robinson led to Tom’s imprisonment and finally death (Lee)....   [tags: Ku Kux Klan, white supremacy]
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The Jacket and Seventh Grade by Gary Soto - ... He was sweaty with shame.” (Soto) The narrator uses ‘he, she, and they’ often because he is not in the story, proving that “Seventh Grade” is a third person narration. When the narrator shows what Mr. Bueller is thinking in his past years in college, and what Victor is feeling (shame), he portrays that he is a third person omniscient narrator. Consequently, the texts “Seventh Grade” and “The Jacket” differentiate each other because of their different point of views, and their setting. Another structural difference between “The Jacket” and “Seventh Grade” is their setting....   [tags: structural distinctions, victor] 670 words
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The Savior Traitors: The White Rose Gang - The Savior Traitors Let’s think of this situation, suppose that a person live in a country that just got into war, but they found out that the war started because their country is trying to kill off a race of people. What would they do, would they stand there and do nothing. Would he or she try to fight your government in politics or physically. Or take down the government from the inside by influencing the people to see what was really going on. That last one my friend is what happened in Germany in 1942 during WWII with a little Gang, not a big or strong one....   [tags: Germany, World War II, White Rose Gang]
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Critical Analysis of White Heron - Critical Analysis of White Heron The White Heron is a spiritual story portraying great refinement and concerns with higher things in life. A 9 year old girl once isolated in the city found fulfillment in a farm surrounded by nature. Too those less unfortunate, money charm and other attractions can be intoxicated; Sylvia did not bite. She could have helped her situation and found a way to wealth but in the end she realized that it wouldn’t help her to be the person she wanted to be. This paper will illustrate a critical analysis of the story of White Heron and focus on the relationship between the literary elements of the story, plot, characterization, style, symbolism and women’s concerns t...   [tags: White Heron] 1446 words
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Setting in Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway - Swaying trees in the distance, blue skies and birds chirping, all of these are examples of setting. Setting can create the mood and tone of characters in a story. In the story Hills Like White Elephants, the story starts out with our two characters, Jig and the American, also referred to as the man, on a train overlooking mountains. “The girl was looking off at the line of hills. They were white in the sun and the country was brown and dry” (Hemingway). In the case of this short story, the hills provided Jig something to take her mind off of the grueling conversation she was having with the Man....   [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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Modernism: Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway - The art, literature, and poetry of the early 20th century called for a disruption of social values. Modernism became the vague term to describe the shift. The characteristics of the term Modernism, all seek to free the restricted human spirit. It had no trust in the moral conventions and codes of the past. One of the examples of modernism, that breaks the conventions and traditions of literature prior to Modernism, is Ernest Hemingway’s short story “Hills Like White Elephants”. The short story uses plot, symbolism, setting, dialogue, and a new style of writing to allow human spirit to experiment with meaning and interpretation....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]
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Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway - Communication is the key to building a strong foundation of trust between a man and woman. In Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” we learn about the communication breakdown, between a woman named Jig and her companion who is an American man. They must make a decision that will affect both of their lives, and potentially end their relationship. The setting of the story represents Jig and her relationship with her American companion. “The hills across the valley of the Ebro were long and white....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]
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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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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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Preventing Mistakes in The Lottery and Hills like White Elephants - Humans will always make mistakes. It is important that we learn from them and avoid making more in the future. In The Lottery, an old town tradition forces the town residents to sacrifice the person whose name is chosen from the black box. In Hills like White Elephants, a man and his wife discuss whether or not the woman should get an abortion. Both of these short stories lead to the idea that old traditions aren’t always right. Was bringing Africans to America to be slaves a just policy. Was kicking Indians off of their homeland to walk the Trail of Tears right....   [tags: The Lottery, Hills like White Elephants] 1115 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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Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway - ... Though this is what Jig would like, the American man is not ready to commit himself so fully to one person. This dilemma is what causes strife and uncertainty between the two of them. Jig and the American man find themselves at odds about what to do about the abortion. Due to the strained environment, the American man begins to develop a dominating attitude towards Jig. According to Pamela Smiley, author of the article “Gender – Linked Miscommunication,” “Shutting down Jig’s attempts at intimacy with terse phrases and insistence on facts reveals the American’s attempts to control the conversation and, by extension, the relationship” (4)....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]
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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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Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway - 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: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 1189 words
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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: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]
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