Ernest Hemmingway Essays

  • Ernest Hemmingway

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    Oak Park, Illinois. His mother was very repressive and protective whereas his father, a physician, was very masculine, often taking him fishing and hunting and sometimes bringing him along to professional calls. These early experiences introduced Ernest to an adventurous life style. The influence of his father’s masculinity eventually led to an obsession to prove his own. When Hemingway’s father committed suicide it left the boy emotional scared. He shows this in many of his books, “it usually involves

  • Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemmingway

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    their life forever. In the short story, Hills Like White Elephants, Ernest Hemmingway tells how a couple faces the decision of whether or not to have an operation done that would change their life. While the two main characters, The American and Jig, are at the train station they are having a last minute conversation on whether or not they should have their child aborted. Through symbols, setting, and the character’s actions, Hemmingway reveals the theme that people communicate and show their feelings

  • Importance of setting in Soldier’s Home by Ernest Hemmingway

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    story occurs” (131). After reading “Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemmingway, setting played a very important part to this story. A different setting could possibly change the outcome or the mood of the story and here are some reasons why. First, if there was a point made of the setting what would this story be like? Would Kreb’s be in Paris or Germany still? Would he have come home earlier if he knew it was a more bustling town? Hemmingway made the point of setting this story in a slow Oklahoma

  • Critical Analysis of The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemmingway

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    are—especially our dear Jake Barnes, an ex-patriot who’s war wound left him impotent and raw. Wounds and wounding work in this piece by reinforcing the themes and motifs of dissatisfaction, identity, and the faultiness of communication. Throughout the book, Hemmingway makes it clear that despite the excessive and seemingly carefree lifestyle of his characters, they are miserable. It is said by Lady Brett Ashley in the first glimpse of intimacy we see between her and Jake. Jake says he feels “like hell” quite

  • Soldier's Home By Ernest Hemmingway: A Literary Analysis

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    “Soldier’s Home” A literary analysis Melissa Tucci Galen College of Nursing Ernest Hemingway served as an ambulance driver in World War I where he was seriously injured. Hemmingway’s personal experiences of war and trauma have affected his writings and personal life choices. In the short story “Soldier’s Home” Hemmingway tells the story of a young man and solider, Krebs, who returns from the frontlines of battle back to his small hometown in Oklahoma. The protagonist struggles

  • A Time for Men to Fight for Their Country in A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemmingway

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    World War I began in 1914 and lasted until the end of 1918. In that time young men had to go to the front and fight for their country. It is also the time when Ernest Hemingway’s novel A Farewell to Arms takes place. It talks about Frederic Henry, a young American who is an ambulance driver for the Italian army. He is also the novel’s narrative and protagonist. He falls in love with an English nurse, Catherine Barkley. She is the main woman character in the novel and it is noticeable how she is shown

  • A Challenging Short Story, Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemmingway

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    Ernest Hemingway wrote a challenging short story about a couple that faces an awful issue. He sets his story, “Hills Like White Elephants” on a hot day at a train station, which is actually a stopping point between Barcelona and Madrid for the two main characters. They have to then decide where to go, whether or not to go with each other and/or to continue their relationship. The difference between the white hills and barren valley emphasizes the division between life and death, which comes to the

  • Society vs. Heart in Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn

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    Society vs. Heart in Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn Ernest Hemmingway once described a novel by Mark Twain as, “…it is the ‘one book’ from which ‘all modern American literature’ came from” (Railton). This story of fiction, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, is a remarkable story about a young boy growing up in a society that influences and pressures people into doing the so-called “right thing.” It is not very difficult to witness the parallels between the society Huck has grown up in and the

  • Seven, The movie

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    Seven, The movie “Ernest Hemmingway once wrote, ‘the world is a fine place and worth fighting for,’ I agree with the second part.” The movie Seven ends with that quote stated by Somerset, attempting to justify the many moral dilemmas touched upon by the movie but mainly to bring the character of Somerset and the audience back to the beginning. The symmetry of the characters that the quote creates between the beginning of the movie and the end would have been lost if the director David Fincher

  • The Old Man And The Sea Compared To "Shipwrecked Sailor"

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    The Old Man and the Sea compared to “Shipwrecked Sailor” In the stories, The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway and “Shipwrecked Sailor” by Gabriel Garcia Marques, there are so many similarities, like their losses and their love for the creatures of the sea, that it its eerie. Although, there are many similarities, there are also some differences, such as the main characters’ love for the creatures of the sea. There are more similarities in these stories than differences, in my opinion

  • Jig’s Rebirth in Hemmingway's Hills Like White Elephants

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    Jig’s Rebirth in Hemmingway's Hills Like White Elephants Ernest Hemmingway has a specific style of writing. Most of his short stories are terse, short, and objective. Not only does he like to use short, simple sentences, but he also repeats them over and over for effect. Hemmingway is also known being blunt. In his short story "Hills Like White Elephants," he is just the opposite. He dances around the truth and never reveals Jig’s final decision. Does Jig go through with this "simple operation"

  • Compare and Contrast of Ernest Hemmingway´s "A Clean Well Lighted Place" and Sandra Cisnero´s "The House on Mango Street"

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    In Ernest Hemingway’s “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” and Sandra Cisneros’s “The House on Mango Street”, the authors describe their feelings towards the settings in a similar way. In Hemingway’s short story, two waiters at a café describe the differences in their lives and how they see life before them. In Cisneros’s short story, the narrator explains her past, present, and future places of residency and the impact it has in her life. Both settings in each story are different, but also very much alike

  • For Whom the Bell Tolls Speech

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    Good afternoon/morning ladies and gentlemen. Today I will be talking about a classic novel by Ernest Hemmingway called For Whom the Bell Tolls written in 1940. The story is about a young American called Robert Jordan, who is with the anti-fascist guerilla team in the Spanish Civil War. Robert’s special skill involves the use of explosives, and in the book his mission is to destroy a bridge, so others can attack a city called Segovia. A classic novel and genre is something that can be related to

  • The Sun Also Rises

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    I were people were disillusioned, wandering through their life lost, not sure what their goal was. In Ernest Hemmingway's novel, The Sun Also Rises, the Lost Generation and their inability to cope with the change around them is the focus of the novel. The Sun Also Rises is a beautifully written account of a generation lost in an unknown cause that leaves them abandoned in the end. Hemmingway wrote this story in a unique fashion. The book is written with no apparent plot, that is, there are not

  • The Themes of Faulkner's Absalom! Absalom!

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    truth wrapped in subjective interpretation, based on half-baked memories and cut up pieces of time and space. Faulkner's use of confusion, narration shifts, and generally chaotic style give us a form that makes us work for control of it. Unlike Hemmingway, who pounds you with inane generalities and dialogue, Faulkner suspends us from the text, and then slowly builds again drawing us in again from a different angle, a different aspect of the same story. As we traverse the sporadic and courageous

  • Reader Response to A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, By Hemingway

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    Reader Response to A Clean, Well-Lighted Place In 1933, Ernest Hemmingway wrote A Clean, Well-Lighted Place. It's a story of two waiters working late one night in a cafe. Their last customer, a lonely old man getting drunk, is their last customer. The younger waiter wishes the customer would leave while the other waiter is indifferent because he isn't in so much of a hurry. I had a definite, differentiated response to this piece of literature because in my occupation I can relate to both cafe

  • Comparing the Living Dead in Great Gatsby, In Our Time and The Sun Also Rises

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    Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby where the exploits of the rich are articulated with great description and lavishness that complimented their somewhat insane lives well.  There is another author whose stories open a window into that generation as well, Ernest Hemmingway.  In Hemmingway's books In Our Time and The Sun Also Rises we see the plights of this generation played out in a very serious way that leaves the reader with a heavy feeling of discomfort with the illogical and empty way the characters attempt

  • Comparing All Quiet On The Western Front, The Wars, and A Farewell To Arms

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    would likely be expected. However, those same situations could ultimately lead to a sense of fulfilment or enlightenment. In the novels All Quiet On The Western Front by Erich Remarque, The Wars by Timothy Findley, and A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemmingway, the varying possibilities of the effects of war on an individual are clearly displayed. In All Quiet On The Western Front, Paul Baumer finds the war has changed not only the way he views himself in the present, but also the way he views his

  • Ernest Hemingway

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    Hemmingway’s Influence Ernest Hemmingway is one of the greatest writers of all time. Like many great authors he was influenced by the world in which he lived. The environment that surrounded him influenced Hemmingway. These included such things as serving in the war and living in post war areas where people went to forget about the war. Another influence on his writings was his hobbies. He loved the great outdoors. He spent a lot of his time deep sea fishing and enjoying bull fighting. These influences

  • A Farewell To Arms

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    A Farewell To Arms Ernest Hemmingway’s “ A Farewell To Arms” is classic display of literature. The way he develops his characters is ingenious. In the beginning of the story I did not like the way it was going. As I read deeper into the book, “A Farewell To Arms” I discovered the complexity of the characters themselves. I discovered that Frederic Henry was a rather complex character as well. When you are finally given the full picture of Frederic Henry, you realize that he can be described in