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An acute observer is rarely surprised In A Moveable Feast AMF by Ernest Hemingway Ernest exposes the intimate behaviors of both himself and his wife Hadley Therefore one should expect Ernest and Hadley Hemingways unfortunate demise By closely following the behavior of Ernest and Hadley as a couple one can assume the pair is not compatible and that their divorce is inescapable The combination of Ernests hints and evaluations of his thoughts leads readers straight to the separationPerhaps the most prominent suggestions of the inevitable divorce are Hemingways fleeting references to the future Throughout his work Hemingway weaves evidence of his looming separation The earliest hint appears when Ernest finds Sylvia Beachs bookstore Hadley tells Ernest they are lucky to have found such a charming place to which Hemingway responds Were always lucky I said and like a fool I did not knock on wood There was wood everywhere in that apartment to knock on too Hemingway 38 Not only does Hemingway suggest their luck will not last but also that their relationships demise was not completely out of their control Saying there was plenty of wood to knock on implies that Hemingway had plenty of opportunities to revive the relationship yet still failed to do so Later on Hemingway reveals the cause of the split At this point the reader can assume the couple does not stay together but this could simply be because the pair falls out of love However while exploring the world of horse racing Hemingway explains that racing never came between them only people could do that 61 Here one may begin to anticipate that Hemingway will have an affair and that an influence from outside the relationship will break the couple apart Hemingway often writes in this manner slipping telling pieces of information into seemingly irrelevant dialogues In the Scott Fitzgerald chapters
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