The Themes Of Ernest Miller Hemingway

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Author’s Background-Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in Cicero, Illinois. He was raised in a suburb in Chicago, but also spend a great amount of time in Michigan. In High School he worked in the school newspaper and after graduating worked in the Kansas City Star. In 1918, Hemingway went overseas to serve in WWI as an ambulance driver. Their Hemingway met a woman that accepted his marriage proposal, but later left him for another man. After returning back to America he met Hadley Richardson and later became his first wife. Throughout his life he had various wife and amazing life experience that made him a very interesting person. During his life he wrote various works of literature and received various prizes like the Nobel Prize. He suffered…show more content…
He’s a man that doesn’t perform his duties as a father and doesn’t try to help his son overcome the difficult situation that he’s going through. Plot-The story consists of a solder in world war one that comes home late from the war. The solder feels lost and doesn’t seem to fit in society after returning. Point of view-The story is told in a non-reliable first person point of view. Theme(s)-A soldier’s struggle to incorporation back to civilian life. Foreshadowing-Harold inability to go out and work and deal with consequences foreshadowed the fact that he wasn’t going to be able to incorporate back n society. Symbols: The town-The town symbolizes normality and time before Harold left to war. The girls-They symbolize the change that happened while he was out of town. The car-The car symbolizes the family’s concern for Harold’s and his lack of assimilation into civilian life. Conflicts: Man v. man-Harold against society Man v. self-Harold against his own inability to incorporate back in civilian life. Irony: Lies about the war- After lying about the war twice he too developed a negative reaction against the war. Tone-The story has a sluggish and cold
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