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Ernest Hemingways string of events featured in The End of Something will be foreshadowed with focus primarily on the relationship between Nick Adams and his love Marjorie There are many facets of The End of Something which may be easily seen as foreshadowing They are most commonly found when investigating the opposition of Nicks fear of commitment and Marjories desperate love I will describe those events of the story which are easily predictable and those which may not be so easy to foresee The story begins with two teenagers alone on a quiet afternoon fishing a spring lake After discovering each others true personalities and the clashes that ensue from their differences The End of Something fatefully ends with the final separation of Nick and Marjorie We observe a somewhat dreary day in a damp Hortons Bay In the opening paragraph we can almost smell the lumber Vivid imagery cascades through the senses - the smell of moist pine and damp spring air However the descriptions of scenery are so sneakily added in by Hemingway to suggest detriment in the future of our two star lovers Nick and Marjorie Therein lies a message in Hemingways descriptions when he writes Then one year there were no more logs to make lumber All the piles of lumber were carried away Hemingway 200 The tall schooners headed back out to sea after the fortune of a few prosperous times carrying away years of Hortons Bay tradition under a tight canvas Also the fact that Ten years later there was nothing of the mill except the broken white limestone Hemingway 200 suggests predictable broken emotions between Nick and Marjorie As the day turns darker we see how natures effects such as the rise and fall of the moon reflect negatively onto our star couples relationship However Nick and Marjories love has not always been disastrous as we recognize that they once had a happy past together Nick
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