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Sub-Topics in Ernest Hemingway

Formalism and Geography in Hills Like White Elephants, a Short Story by Ernest Hemingway
When one hears the title, “Hills like White Elephants”, what comes to mind? Maybe a visual representation of ginormous white hills or maybe something that looks to be an elephant. In fact there are such things as white elephants. White elephants are considered sacred and rare in nature. The short story “Hills like White Ele...
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An Analysis of a Moral Decision in Hills Like White Elephants, a Short Story by Ernest Hemingway
Some relationships evolve only because of a physically intimate phase. After this passionate and adventurous phase, reality jumps in and the couple is faced with the decision as to whether they are to have a baby, or abortion. In this way, many morals kick in and these people are faced with a choice that could not only chan...
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A Review of Bravery and Valor in Ernest Hemingway's War Medals for Sale and In Another Country
5. What ideas and themes in this story can you find in the article “War Medals for Sale” that Hemingway wrote for the Toronto Star? How do both pieces express Hemingway’s attitudes towards bravery and valor in war and life? In Hemingway’s “War Medals for Sale” as well as “In Another Country”, both pieces expresses Hemingwa...
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A Personal Analysis of in Another Country, a Short Story by Ernest Hemingway
How have these young men’s lives been changed by the war? Before the times war, many cannot imagine what might be inflicted upon themselves. In the case of the young men in Ernest Hemingway’s In Another Country, they have cope with the loss of body parts or with the infliction of devastating wounds. In the narrator’s case,...
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A Comparison of Perspectives in Roman Fever by Edith Wharton and Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway
Differences in Perspective in Edith Wharton’s “Roman Fever” and Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” “There are no facts, only interpretations” - Friedrich Nietzsche Interpretations of individuals and life vary. In Edith Wharton’s short story “Roman Fever,” Alida Slade and Grace Ansley each visualize the other...
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The Girl Protagonist in the Hills Like White Elephants, a Novel by Ernest Hemingway
The Girl in “Hills Like White Elephants” - Not the Woman It’s very telling that the female protagonist in Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” is referred to as “the girl” instead of the woman. While the central conflict of the story is her pregnancy, she “has allowed herself to be guided like a child,” which is...
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Delicate Decision Facing Dark and Delicate in Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway
The characters in the story of “Hills Like White Elephants” both have faced a dark and delicate decision. The interesting aspect was the setting, which showed the constant changes in the characters’ decisions, even before the readers knew about the topic of abortion. From the settings alone, the readers were introduced to t...
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The Use of Contrasting Settings and Generalized Characters in Ernest Hemingway's Short Story A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
Nada When life leads to thoughts of depression and emptiness, some consider that the only option to barricade these feelings is to end life itself. An example of a situation that can provoke thoughts of depression is having no meaning in life. Nothingness describes the lack of direction or purpose in life. However, nothing...
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The Struggle of Santiago in The Old Man and the Sea, a Novel by Ernest Hemingway
In the novelette The Old Man and the Sea, Santiago lives in a small
village in Cuba, near Havana. The village is a fishing village right next
to the Gulf Stream. This village is isolated because there are no major
cities or roads close to it; also the water surrounds part of the village.
The closest villages are miles awa...
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Being Happy as Our Highest Value in A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, a Short Story by Ernest Hemingway
The traditional The “American Dream” consists of having a family, having a job, and making money. It is often thought that if one has these things, one will be happy. Many writers in the early 20th century questioned this ideal. In “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,” Ernest Hemingway argues that our highest value shouldn’t be ma...
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A Character Analysis of The American in Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway
HIlls Like White Elephants Analysis Readers often enjoy characters than they can relate to or look up to. For example, heroes and characters with good intentions are commonly found to be the readers favorites. However, characters who are insensitive or rude can also be memorable characters. In Ernest Hemingway’s short stor...
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The Socio-Politic Importance of War and Death in the Works of Ernest Hemingway
Death and Ernest Hemingway: the socio-politic importance of war in the most important writer of the twentieth century Ernest Hemingway’s year of birth marked his whole writing career. 1899. Being born in that year meant that Hemingway was fit to participate in both World Wars. By the end of the First World War, he was...
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The Symbol of Darkness in A Farewell to Arms, a Novel by Ernest Hemingway
A Farewell to Arms There are many uses of symbolism in Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms. Most of the symbolism is hidden so that the reader must fully comprehend the novel before realizing and understanding the symbolism. Could ‘darkness’ be one of the symbolism uses in this novel? Could ‘darkness’ represent something...
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Ernest Hemingway Mirrors His Life in The Sun Also Rises
The Author Also Rises It is not uncommon for the values and experiences of an author to make way into the work they are writing. This is shown in The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, a 1926 American fiction novella. Although the work may be considerably brief, the life experiences and biases of Hemingway are clearly sho...
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The Conflict and Rebellion in The Sun Also Rises, a Novel by Ernest Hemingway
When looking into characters, both superficially and deeper, it is common to see some reflection of the author’s beliefs and experiences within those characters. After all, in a fiction story, the author is the creator. These characters are not created out of nothing. The birth of the characters in the novel The Sun Also Ri...
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The Versions of Masculinity in The Sun Also Rises, a Novel by Ernest Hemingway
The Sun Also Rises is a modernist novel written by Ernest Hemingway, which was published in 1926 and is widely considered to be one of Hemingway’s most distinguished literary achievements. This piece of historical fiction is about the life of Jake Barnes after World War I. He was in love with a woman, Lady Brett Ashley, he...
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A Comparison of Soldiers Home by Ernest Hemingway and Miss Brill by Katherine Mansfield
In the short stories, " Soldiers Home", by Ernest Hemingway and "Miss Brill", by Katherine Mansfield, the main characters, Krebs and Miss Brill are very interesting. Krebs, a veteran who has who lost his way, and Miss Brill, an insecure woman living in a progressing society, are very different; Also, they share some qualiti...
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A Critical Review of Hills Like White Elephants, a Short Story by Ernest Hemingway
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s definition of abortion is “A medical procedure used to end a pregnancy and cause the death of the fetus.” “Hills Like White Elephants,” by Ernest Hemingway, an author of many famous books, is about a couple who go to a train station to discuss a problem they are having. Hemingway was taught...
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A Comparison of The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane and A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane and A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway have similarities and differences that dealt with the author’s style of writing and the content of the story. Both stories support the idea of how war is difficult and how it affected life and reality. However, both stories have their diffe...
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Masculinity as the Mirror of the Anxiety of the Post World War I Time in In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway was writing during the sensitive time period of post World War I. Europe and America were in a time of social strife. The question on everyone’s mind was how the world should operate after such a disorientating tragedy. The ideals of masculinity were shattered as the veil of the supposed “bravado” of World...
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The Struggle of Gender Communication Differences within Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway
The Struggle of Gender Communication Differences within “Hills like White Elephants” Ernest Hemingway’s writing has been revered and celebrated for numerous years and for great reason. One of his most noteworthy talents is not primarily what he includes within the text, but what he leaves out. No one is better equipped...
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The Hemingway Code in the Novel Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Farewell to Arms Essay One of The Same In most of the books written by American author Ernest Hemingway, the protagonist has a set of characteristics literary critics call the Hemingway code. In this code, the protagonist lives by his own ideals, he is stoic; he does not share his feelings or show his emotions, and wh...
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The Effects of War in the Characters of the Sun Also Rises, a Novel by Ernest Hemingway
Whether it be in the 2000s, 1960s, or even 1920s, the dynamic of and issues that arise within a group of friends do not change–there will always be drama of some sort, fights that break out between friends, or a love that is unfortunately unrequited for some reason. However, the fact The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway...
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An Analysis of the Ending of the Novel The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
The End of The Sun Also Rises Based on all of the readings we have done so far in this class, I would not have expected an ending from a Hemingway story so particularly poignant and effective as the one found in The Sun Also Rises. Where most of his other stories seem to simply end altogether (with the exception of “Hills...
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An Analysis of Motifs and Symbols in a Farewell to Arms, a Novel by Ernest Hemingway
A Farewell to Arms Journal A Farewell to Arms is a novel by Ernest Hemingway, published in 1929. The story is told in first-person, past tense by the main character, Frederic Henry. This means that there are two versions of Henry that the reader must take into account: Henry the narrator and Henry the character who is be...
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