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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]

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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

- 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]

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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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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

- In Ernest Hemingway’s, Hills Like White Elephants, he is able to create a tension filled dialogue between an American man and a girl, Jig, as they sit, drink, and wait for a train from Barcelona at a bar. It mentions that all that the two have been doing was traveling, looking at things, and trying new drinks (Hemingway 2). During the thirty-five to forty-minute period, the couple vaguely discusses about whether or not the “simple operation” for an abortion should take place. Throughout the story, it seems that the man has his mind made up on having the girl go through the operation and tries to persuade her to agree, while the girl is still in limbo about it....   [tags: Short story, Thought, Fiction, Mind]

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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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Ernest Hemingway 's A Clean Well Light Place

- Ernest Hemingway’s Short Story Analysis Ernest Hemingway was a Nobel Prize winning Author who was forced to cope with a great deal of strife and hardship throughout his life. He served in World War 1 and sustained injuries that would shape the early years of his life. He was married to four different women, and appeared to have problems created from his desire to adventure and travel the world. In 1933 when he wrote “A Clean Well Lighted place” he was going through an adventurous time of his life, and preparing to enter his third marriage....   [tags: Short story, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Fiction]

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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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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]

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Ernest Hemingway 's Hills Like White Elephants

- On the surface Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” centers around a long- winded conversation between an American man and a woman as they drink beer and wait for a train to arrive. Below the surface however the dialogue between the two describes the denial and fear of responsibility in a relationship and family. Hemingway’s simple writing describes a man who hides from responsibility and understanding by saying things are simple and a woman who knows things are not simple yet still states she is fine to save face and avoid conflict....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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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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Analysis Of The Poem ' The Chrysanthemums ' By Ernest Hemingway And ' Death Of A Salesman '

- Throughout history, blue collar and working men have been revered, loved, and idolised by some and belittled, scorned, and depreciated by others. The popularity of these viewpoints rise and fall with the passage of time. To get a glimpse of the views of people groups throughout history, we must turn to literature from the time. The works The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck, Hills like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway and “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller all portray a working man as a central character and each convey a related, yet separate view of this socially constructed group....   [tags: Great Depression, John Steinbeck, Socialism]

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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]

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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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Analysis Of `` Hills Like White Elephants `` By Ernest Hemingway

- Ernest Hemingway was arguably one of the best modern writers within the twentieth century. In his short story, Hills like White Elephants, imagery is used to portray symbolism. For example, he describes one side of the train station as having “fields of grain and trees along the banks of the Ebro,” (lines 70-71), which represents the American and Jig’s life if they turn around and go back to Barcelona without going through with the abortion. Jig will still be fertile and she will bring life into the world, just like the land along the banks of the Ebro....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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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]

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`` Hills Like White Elephants `` By Ernest Hemingway

- What is the meaning of love. Many people believe in love at first sight, and this number seemingly goes down, as some people simply don’t find love at first sight or second and so on. Love may not be finding the absolute perfect relationship but what one can say is perfect in their eyes. The feeling that is strung along with this is complete disappointment. In Ernest Hemingway’s Hills Like White Elephants, the feeling of disappointment is felt throughout the audience, as the reader learns of the situational struggle and the extremely uncomfortable topic of the unborn baby sitting with them at the restaurant....   [tags: Meaning of life, Love, Anise, Pregnancy]

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`` For Whom The Bell Tows `` By Ernest Hemingway And The Quiet American

- Americans, Just Americans America the great, America the free, America the motherland of dreams. Do these words sound familiar whenever you hear the United States being portrayed. Most likely, right?, and indeed several might agree with those statements, especially Americans. Americans have a long historical trajectory built from political hardships and glories, which have been depicted in several ways. In the following two works, “For Whom the Bell Tows” by Ernest Hemingway and “The Quiet American” by Graham Greene, we can perceive the different roles that Americans are portrayed by....   [tags: Graham Greene, The Quiet American, Vietnam War]

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The Clean Well Lighted Place By Ernest Hemingway

- Ernest Hemingway 's use of existentialism in "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" Existentialism is a philosophical term that comes from the 19th century and at the time used to describe philosophers such as Jean-Paul Sarte 's and Simone de Beauvoir 's writing themes. It is a term of many vague definitions but does not contain synonyms. It is a unique concept, but could define as one 's reaction to human existence as a whole, and the difficulty finding/lacking a purpose in the world. Without experience and walking in one another 's shoes, no one will ever fully understand someones complications or situations in life....   [tags: Meaning of life, Existentialism]

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`` Hills Like White Elephants `` By Ernest Hemingway

- In the short story “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway, the author employs the use of the iceberg theory to convey a hidden message within the lines of the story for the reader. Through the use of strictly dialogue, Hemingway allows the reader to only see the part of the iceberg that is above water. The rest of the story is inferred by the reader. For example, Hemingway uses simple sentences rather than complex sentences to get straight to the point. All of Hemingway’s use of detail and explanations of scenery or background is made simple....   [tags: William Faulkner, Short story, Selfishness]

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Night by Elie Wiesel and A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

- The autobiography Night by Elie Wiesel contains similarities to A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway. These works are similar through the struggles that the main characters must face. The main characters, Elie Wiesel and Lieutenant Frederic Henry, both face complete alterations of personality. The struggles of life make a person stronger, yet significantly altering identity to the point where it no longer exists. This identity can be lost through extreme devotion, new experience, and immense tragedy....   [tags: compare contrast]

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Symbolism in The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway

- The premise of the story is simple yet captivating, as anybody who has ever gone fishing knows, for there is a strange allure in capturing and besting creatures as wondrous and intimidating as those who reside in the mysterious depths of the ocean. It is a work so masterful and timeless that it won the Pulitzer Prize and helped its author win the Nobel Prize, “The Old Man and The Sea” did not reach such lofty heights by mere luck. In creating the epic struggle between a monstrous Marlin and an old Cuban fisherman, Ernest Hemingway crafted an intricate web replete with symbols and allusions to Cuban culture, a country that served as his home for some time and the place where the novel was wri...   [tags: symbolism, lions, religion]

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The American Writer, By Ernest Hemingway, And Mr. And Mrs. Elliot

- Ernest Hemingway, an American writer, is one of the pioneers of the modernist movement in literature. He was born in Chicago in 1899 and he is characterized for being known as a virile man, but his stories and characters reflect personality of a sensible human, even though at first sight his characters doesn’t seem so. His style of writing requires reading his stories more than once just to get through the layers and find the true meaning of his words. His two short stories, “Cat in the Rain” and “Mr....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Man, Female]

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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]

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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]

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Analysis Of Ernest Hemingway 's ' Soldier 's Home '

- In Soldier’s Home, Ernest Hemingway is a story about a young soldier returning to his home town, bring home some drama to his life that he collected in war. Trying to find himself within his family members, despising the lies he is hearing. Having some sort of trouble to fit back into the society, living the life he once lived before he was sent to war. Harold Krebs suddenly felt trapped in his own world. The main theme of the story was the change Krebs made during his permanence in war, his emotional roller coaster that he saw at war that would affect him permanently....   [tags: Emotion, Need, Want, WANT]

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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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Hills Like White Elephants, By Ernest Hemingway

- Communication is defined as the act or process of using words, sounds, signs, or behaviors to express or exchange information or to express your ideas, thoughts, feelings, etc., to someone else. Communication is one key aspect in a healthy relationship, without it there is no way to tell what he other person is thinking in regards to your relationship. The couple in this story tries to communicate to discuss a problem that seems to have put a strain on their relationship. In his story, Hills Like White Elephants, Ernest Hemingway uses the difficulty of communication between an arguing couple as the cause and effect of conflict....   [tags: Communication, Graphic communication]

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`` Hills Like White Elephants `` By Ernest Hemingway

- Themes are central to the plot of any story. In fact, themes are the purpose to an author writing anything. By definition, a theme is the subject or topic of a work. Some themes, like that in “A Good Man is Hard to Find” are more obvious, while others, such as, “Hills Like White Elephants” are less clear and require readers to do some deep reading and critical thinking in order to identify the purpose of it, and through strong reading techniques, audiences will find valuable lessons embedded within the themes can enlighten and even revive our thinking....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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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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A Clean, Well-Lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway

- In Ernest Hemingway’s short story “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,” Hemingway describes an old, deaf man sitting in a café one evening as seen through the eyes of two waiters at the restaurant. While the two waiters wait for the old man to leave so they can close the café, they gossip about the old man’s life. The old man is depressed. His wife has died and he recently attempted to commit suicide. The younger waiter has no sympathy for the old man. The younger waiter believes the old man’s life is worth nothing....   [tags: nada, restaurant, deaf man]

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Strength in the Sea in the Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

- Strength in the Sea American writer Napoleon Hill once said, “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” In particular, Ernest Hemingway’s short novel, The Old Man and the Sea is an allegorical story about life’s struggles and rewards. In this story, Santiago struggles a lot while at sea but in the end he comes out a strong man. On the surface the story seems to be about a man who struggles to catch a giant marlin and who struggles to protect the marlin against the sharks....   [tags: struggles, awards, abilities, dignity]

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Ernest Hemingway 's Role Of Death And Suicide

- Hemingway’s Role of Death and Suicide In “Indian Camp” by Ernest Hemingway, there is a woman who needs to give birth to an infant. With difficulties, the infant is born, but the father could not handle the pressure, a fact which leads to the Indian father taking his own life. Ultimately, the suicide of the Indian father in Hemingway’s short story “Indian Camp” compels the reader to examine what made the Indian father get so depressed that he commits suicide and how it affected Nick’s life....   [tags: Suicide, Suicide methods, Childbirth]

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The Love Song Of J.alfred Prufrock By Ernest Hemingway

- As Ernest Hemingway once stated, “It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.” Here, Hemingway illustrates that no one should dictate how a person writes, for the reason that it’s all about self expression. Elliot understood this completely, he wrote during World War one when the world was in turmoil. Throughout “The Love song of J.Alfred Prufrock” T.S. Elliot uses vivid diction to intensify his imagery. Sprinkled throughout the poem, Eliot gives the story character by applying symbolism and rhyme....   [tags: T. S. Eliot, Poetry]

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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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Existentialism in Soldier’s Home by Ernest Hemingway

- ... “In ‘Soldier’s Home,’ Hemingway uses conflict to show how society demands conformity and the unfair struggles of those who do not fit the mold” (Comtois). Harold Krebs did not fit the mold, so he struggled to keep the attention of others. In striving to please the people around him, Krebs fed into the ways of society, making him a conformist. In order to become himself again, Krebs needed to separate himself and forget what others wanted him to say and do. Krebs needed to be selfish so he could do what was right for him....   [tags: harold krebs, soldier]

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Hills Like White Elephants By Ernest Hemingway

- Throughout history there has been gender roles that individuals belong to and follow. The use of literature lets a reader look back in time and see how gender divides and gender expectations affect different characters. Gender roles can be found in many stories and stories with the same subject can lead to separate deductions. Traditional gender roles can be found in the short story “Hills like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway. “Hills like White Elephants” is a short story of a young couple who is at a train station and anticipating going to get an abortion....   [tags: Gender role, Woman, Fiction, Short story]

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The, The Scrivener, And `` Hills Like White Elephants `` By Ernest Hemingway

- “Bartleby the Scrivener,” by Herman Melville, and “Hills Like White Elephants,” by Ernest Hemingway, both present us with the theme of expressing one’s emotions to others and expectations placed upon us by societal gender roles. Bartleby is thought of as strange man by his peers, because he shows his emotions while working in the dog-eat-dog world of Wall Street. In comparison, Jig is also shown as an emotional character, due to the fact she expresses her concern with the decision of her abortion....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Man]

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A Clean Well Lighted Place By Ernest Hemingway

- Main characters in short stories almost always have a point they are trying to prove to the world. Whether it is against society, God, or themselves. In “The Minister 's Black veil” by Nathaniel Hawthorne Mr. Hooper who is the protagonist of the story shows up one day wearing a black veil. The Black veil seems to represent everyone 's hidden sins they have or have not shared. He wears the veil to show the society that you should not hide or runaway from your past sins. In “Before The Law” by Kafka a man tries his whole life to get through the gate the gatekeeper told him he can not go into....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Short story, Protagonist]

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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]

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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]

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Ernest Hemingway 's The Sun Also Rises

- In Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, he creates this group of characters called the expatriates. They have quite a relationship with one another and sometimes they have no relationship at all. They have this sense of a toxic relationship with one another between Jake, Robert, Brett, Bill, and Mike, you get this sense that they don’t really like each other, they just hang around each other because they don’t have any other friends to hang around—or maybe no one understands them like they understand each other....   [tags: Love, Interpersonal relationship, Debut albums]

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Hills Like White Elephants By Ernest Hemingway

- Life is about a choice we take and its consequences."Hills like White Elephants" by Ernest Hemingway is about an American man and a girl named Jig who are traveling throughout Spain together. The story takes place at the railroad station between Barcelona and Madrid while waiting for the train to Madrid the American decides to have a beer with Jig (girl). Jig talks about the landscapes and describing the hills as white elephants, the American disagree with her. The American switch to talking about the abortion operation, at first the Jig agrees to do the operation to please him then she starts arguing about it....   [tags: Train station, Train, Decision making software]

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Ernest Hemingway 's Soldier 's Home

- Several hundreds of thousands of veterans have served our country during its existence in order to preserve our freedom, many paid the ultimate price, but what really is this ultimate price. Many civilians would argue that an individual giving up their life for the vitality of this beloved country is indeed the ultimate price to pay. Although death is a heavy price, an innumerable amount of military personnel would also note that to live through their experiences over and over again due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is over whelming, and even though the bullets are no longer in the air the war still carries on....   [tags: Posttraumatic stress disorder, Vietnam War]

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Hills Like White Elephants By Ernest Hemingway

- What would literature be had every author used the same perspective for every single story. Literature would not be as well received as it currently is received. Take three American short stories, “Hills Like White Elephants,” “A Rose for Emily,” and “The Yellow Wallpaper,” for example. These stories, by Hemingway, Faulkner, and Gilman respectively, each utilize a different a point of view. The perspective of a story heavily influences the impact of the story on a reader and that impact varies based on the content of the story....   [tags: Grammatical person, First-person narrative]

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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]

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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]

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Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway

- The Girl’s Metamorphosis In Ernest Hemingway’s short story “Hills Like White Elephants,” Jig’s shifting focus on the surrounding landscape and environment, along with her dialogue, signifies her development from a dependent character who embodies traditionally feminine qualities, to a self-sufficient individual with more androgynous traits. The opposing landscape on either side of the train station in the Ebro river valley represents Jig’s two possible courses of action regarding her pregnancy....   [tags: girl's metamorphosis, jig's, femenine role]

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Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway

- “Hills Like White Elephants”, is a short story by Ernest Hemingway. It was first published in August 1927, in the literary magazine Transition, then later in the 1927 short story collection Men Without Women. “Hills Like White Elephants” tells the story of an American man and a woman having some beers outside the station bar as they wait for the train to Barcelona. It elaborates on how an irresponsible couple unaccustomed to serious communication interact in a poison relationship and try to manipulate each other to get what they want....   [tags: ego, american, men without women]

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Power in Soldier’s Home by Ernest Hemingway

- ... He sometimes thinks it would be ok to have a women but it’s too complicated to even try. That’s what the army taught him. “He wanted to live along without consequences. Besides he did not really need a girl. The army had taught him that” (2). Krebs mentions the army a lot throughout the story which can make one draw the conclusion that maybe the reason why Krebs is the way he is, is because the condition and standards he was put through at the army. It is understandable for Krebs to feel lost in a world that seems normal when he has seen the other side of things and knows the truth about what he had to do to protect the very place that is so complicated to him....   [tags: military, krebs, civil war]

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Hills Like White Elephants By Ernest Hemingway

- The story that I close is “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway. The core conflict of this short story is the unexpected pregnancy and abortion because the two individuals see it differently about how pregnancy is going to affect them. The American wants the girl to have an abortion and states that abortion is not an an operation and the girl seems to have a different opinion about it. This story has a lot of themes. Of one the themes is the conversation about abortion that the American man and the girl are having....   [tags: Fiction, Narrative, Pregnancy, Jig]

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Hills Like White Elephants By Ernest Hemingway

- Hills like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway is a short story that deals with the idea of conformity and the conflict caused by internal desire and pressure from another party. The short story is very subtle, and often uses these subtleties in combination with incredible amounts of symbolism interlaced throughout the narrative to cause the reader to look and think deeper into the motives, values and convictions of the conflict between the two protagonists respective desires. When two parties are at an impasse of desire, the conviction of their opposing beliefs become increasingly unshakeable....   [tags: Short story, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Fiction]

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Biography of Ernest Hemingway

- Biography of Ernest Hemingway "Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter. You will meet them doing various things with resolve, but their interest rarely holds because after the other thing ordinary life is as flat as the taste of wine when the taste buds have been burned off your tongue." ('On the Blue Water' in Esquire, April 1936) A legendary novelist, short-story writer and essayist Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in the village of Oak Park, Illinois, close to the prairies and woods west of Chicago....   [tags: American Writers Novelists Essays]

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Ernest Hemingway and Masculinity

- Ernest Hemingway and Masculinity         Ernest Hemingway, viewed as an American hero of his time, wrote novels that enrich the minds' of his readers, creating a lasting image that goes far beyond the actual content of the story. But while reading Hemingway, I learned that his style was far from complex. Through pre-meditated sentence structure, he creates a rhythm that parallels the action in the story. He wants the sentences themselves to be easy to understand, so the reader can use more energy focusing on the symbolism Hemingway's stories create....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Ernest Hemingway and Hollywood

- Hemingway and Hollywood "I try, when I'm writing a screenplay from somebody's original work, to be as faithful to it as I can be, within the limitations of a screenplay and remembering that the novel medium and the screen medium are entirely different" -Screenwriter, Casey Robinson, (Laurence 12). Hollywood attempted twice, but it still could not produce a film adaptation of A Farewell to Arms that Hemingway considered to do literary justice to his classic novel. The first effort was in 1932 when Paramount producer Frank Borzage used ridiculous publicity stunts to lure audiences, such as sending letters to women stamped REJECTED BY CENSORS....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Ernest Hemingway's Writing

- Earnest Hemingway’s work gives a glimpse of how people deal with their problems in society. He conveys his own characteristics through his simple and “iceberg” writing style, his male characters’ constant urge to prove their masculinity. Hemingway’s writing style is not the most complicated one in contrast to other authors of his time. He uses plain grammar and easily accessible vocabulary in his short stories; capturing more audience, especially an audience with less reading experience. “‘If you’d gone on that way we wouldn’t be here now,’ Bill said” (174)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Problems in Society]

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The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway

- Some people will go far in order to get what they want, but how many individuals would be willing to die for the sake of creating their own fate. Deciding one’s meaning of life with sincerity and passion is the core of existentialism. This philosophy plays an integral part in Hemingway’s writing, as well as his personal life. Paradigms of existentialism appear often in Hemingway’s book, The Old Man and the Sea, especially when Santiago, the old man, is determined to fell the great marlin he pursues, wants to prove to Manolin how much of a strange old man he is, and contends against the brutal sharks when there is little chance of him succeeding....   [tags: Existentialist Views, Santiago]

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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]

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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]

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For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

- Development of generations throughout the years comes the never-ending cycle of cultural progressions. What was once considered “hip” or “in” in the past is far different from what is welcomed in today’s subcultures. As the saying goes, “Change is constant.”, and in time, all these will also be written in history. However, not all subcultures have an equal eye on what is in. There are the goths who appreciate the darker side of things; the thugs who are associated with being ghetto or ‘gangsta’; the preppies who value fashion through branded wear; and finally, the subculture which seems to be increasing in popularity, both hate and love – the hipsters who embraces a lifestyle of independent...   [tags: hipsters, subcultures, cultural progressions]

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Ernest Hemingway

- Ernest Hemingway Who is Ernest Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois, an upper-middle-class suburb of Chicago("Ernest Hemingway"par 4). He was born in the front bedroom of grandfather Ernest Hall's house at eight o'clock A.M., July 21, 1899. His parents were Dr. Clarence Edmonds and Grace Hall Hemingway. Ernest was the second child and his sister, Marcelline, was born eighteen months earlier. He also had two other siblings. Carol was born July 19, 1911, in the southwest bedroom of Windemere Cottage....   [tags: Papers]

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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]

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Ernest Hemingway

- ERNEST HEMINGWAY Ernest Hemmingway is a masculine writer of immense emotion. He writes off of his life experiences and his feelings towards different subjects. Ernest Hemingway’s themes are virile on the surface, but when analyzed, one will find them to be romantic and sentimental. As one will find through the reading of Hemingway’s works he is a very masculine writer. Says one critic: “Hemingway fans have long made reference to the “Hemingway Hero’s”, or the “macho men” which seem to dominate most of the author’s semi-autobiographical works”(essortment1)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Ernest Hemingway

- Ernest Hemingway: A Literary Marvel “One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh; but the earth abideth forever . . . The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to the place where he arose . . . The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits . . . .All the rivers run into the sea; ye the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.” (Ecclesiastes 1:4-7) Ernest Hemingway’s style of writing is a unique form....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ernest Hemingway

- Ernest Hemingway’s tough, terse prose and short, declarative sentences did more to change the style of written English that any other writing in the twentieth century. Ernest Hemingway had many great accomplishments in his historical life but one event sticks out from the rest. The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway’s most enduring works. Told in Language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream....   [tags: Research Papers]

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Ernest Hemingway

- Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois to Dr. Clarence Edmonds Hemingway and Grace Hall Hemingway. The second of six children, Ernest enjoyed an adventurous boyhood, fishing and hunting with his father in the northern woods of Michigan. He attended Oak Park High School where he excelled in his classes, particularly English. He tried his hand at football and swimming, edited the school paper (the Trapeze), and contributed pieces to the school's literary magazine (the Tabula)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ernest Hemingway

- Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway uses symbolism to help the reader gain a better perspective of how the protagonist feels in his story. Symbolism occurs when the author uses one thing to represent another. This helps to give the reader a better idea of the situation or feeling in a given scene. There are several types of symbolism utilized by authors. One type is conventional symbolism. Conventional symbolism is common to the area where the story takes place. While another type is personal which simply is closely tied to the individual....   [tags: essays papers]

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Ernest Hemingway

- Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway was a great American author. He was a giant of modern literature. Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899. He was the first son of Clarence and Grace Hall Hemingway and the second of their six children. Hemingway’s gather was a doctor and his mother was a music teacher. Hemingway’s parents owned a cabin in northern Michigan where he spent most of his summers hunting and fishing, being separated from the rest of middle-class society....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Ernest Hemingway

- Ernest Hemingway – The Man and His Work On July 2, 1961, a writer whom many critics call the greatest writer of this century, a man who had a zest for adventure, a winner of the Nobel Prize and the Pulitzer Prize, a man who held esteem everywhere – on that July day, that man put a shotgun to his head and killed himself. That man was Ernest Hemingway. Though he chose to end his life, his heart and soul lives on through his many books and short stories. Hemingway’s work is his voice on how he viewed society, specifically American society and the values it held....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Ernest Hemingway

- Ernest Hemingway could ernest hemingway be considered a tragic figure in contemporary literature. Looking at Ernest Hemingway's past, you'd see that he lived a very tough, strict childhood. He was raised under the thoughts that if you had strong religion, hard work, physical fitness, and self determination you would be very successful no matter what field you were to go into. This made his relationship with his parents sort of complex. It was more of a difficult relationship with his mother. She was demanding, and was also known to be over bearing....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Ernest Hemingway

- Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway based his writing on real life experiences concerning death, relationships, and lies. He then mixed these ideas, along with a familiar setting, to create a masterpiece. Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899 in Oak Park Illinois. One of Hemmingway’s first works was Indian Camp published in 1925. In many ways Indian Camp shows the relationship between Hemingway and his father. Hemingway then digs deeper into the past to create the love between Frederick Henry and Catherine Barkley, in A Farwell To Arms....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ernest Hemingway

- Ernest Hemingway was a major American novelist and short story writer whose principal themes were violence, machismo, and the nature of what is called now &#8220;male bonding.'; His renowned style for his firmly non-intellectual fiction is characterized by understatement and terse dialogue (Riley 231). Hemingway had a life that included him running away several times. Hemingway had many jobs before becoming a novelist and short story writer. He also had many influences, from his father&#8217;s suicide to painters that influenced his writings....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ernest Hemingway

- Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899 in a small community of Oak Park, Illinois. He was the second child out of six, with four sisters and one brother. The area Ernest grew up in was a very conservative area of Illinois and was raised with values of strong religion, hard work, physical fitness and self-determination. His household was a very strict one that didn’t allow any enjoyment on Sundays and disobedience was strictly punished. Ernest’s father taught him good morals and values that he if he followed that he would be good in life....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ernest Hemingway

- Table Of Contents: I. Intoduction II. Childhood III. A Writing Career Begins IV. Novels for the Ages V. Other Recognizable Works VI. Conclusion VII. Bibliography I. Introduction Across more than half a century, the life and work of Ernest Hemingway have been at the center of controversy and intrigue. From the moment he embarked on his career as a writer, he presented himself to the world as a man’s man, a sportsman, a street-wise reporter, a heroic, battle-scared soldier, and an aficionado of the Spanish bullfight, among other talents....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Ernest Hemingway

- Ernest Miller Hemingway was born at eight o'clock in the morning on July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. In the nearly sixty two years of his life that followed he forged a literary reputation unsurpassed in the twentieth century and created a mythological hero in himself that captivated (and at times confounded) not only serious literary critics but the average man as well...in a word, he was a star. Born in the family home at 439 North Oak Park Avenue, a house built by his widowed grandfather Ernest Hall, Hemingway was the second of Dr....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ernest Hemingway

- Ernest Hemingway lived his life as he wanted. His writing touched the hearts of millions. His sentences were short and to the point but his novels strong and unforgettable. He wrote about what he felt like writing about. On July 21, 1899, Ernest Hemingway was born. He was created by Dr. Clarence Edmonds and Grace Hall Hemingway. His hometown was a small town named Oak Park. Oak Park was in Illinois. His father was a practicing doctor, and later taught him how to hunt and fish. His mother on the other hand had wished that he would become a professional musician....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ernest Hemingway

- Ernest Hemingway In this paper, I will describe what critics have to say about Ernest Hemingway^s novel The Sun Also Rises and his short story A clean well-Light Place. First I will describe the basic plot of the story, then go one to describe each of the characters by what the critics have to say about them. I will start off with the main character and narrator Jake Barnes. Then go to Lady Brett Ashley, Robert Cohn, Pedro Romero, and finally I will fish off that section with a little about Bill Gordon....   [tags: essays papers]

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Ernest Hemingway

- Ernest Hemingway was one of the greatest writers of the century. He was born at the close of the old century but was able to see the Disorders of the new century. Hemingway was marvelous in bringing about his pictorial effects for his readers even in his drunken state. Hemingway was skilled in the way he presented the “real” and “concrete” to be the first essentials in his writing. He put life back on the page so that we could see the grim reality of the truth. Hemingway’s style brought minute details to the surface so that the readers would understand his meanings....   [tags: essays research papers]

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