Ernest Hemingway Long Fiction Analysis
“All stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true story teller who would keep that from you,” Ernest Hemingway wrote in Death in the Afternoon. He might have added that most of his own stories and novels, if traced back far enough, also begin in death. In The Sun Also Rises, death from World War I shadows the actions of most of the main characters; specifically, death has robbed Brett Ashley of the man she loved before she met Jake, and that fact, though only alluded to in the novel, largely accounts for her membership in the lost generation.
A Farewell to Arms begins and ends with death: Catherine Barkley’s fiancé was killed before the main events of the novel...
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