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Big Two-Hearted River

Hemingway communicates his theme in “Big Two-Hearted River” by paralleling and contrasting Nick Adams experience in World War I with his homecoming to Seney, Michigan. Upon arriving at the burned...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2007 7:49 am UTC

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One of Hemingway's Nick Adams stories, "Big, Two-Hearted River" stands as a subtle and gripping psychological study of a young man home from World War I, wounded, haunted by his experiences, and...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2010 7:55 am UTC

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Hemingway's typical use of minimalism and "plain language" in his story "Big Two-Hearted River" creates what has been known as the "iceberg theory," or as it is also known, "the theory of...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2010 1:04 pm UTC

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Big Two-Hearted River

In Ernest Hemingway's short story "Big Two-Hearted River," Nick attempts to work though his trauma from the war by intentionally spending time in solitude in nature. He camps in a beautiful part of...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2019 1:12 pm UTC

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Literary elements are like scientific elements in that the two are the basic building blocks of stories and the universe respectively. "Big Two-Hearted River" by Ernest Hemingway is an example of...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2018 7:24 pm UTC

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There is not really a metaphor for fish in the short story "Big Two-Hearted River" by Ernest Hemingway. The fish in the river are literally present, and Nick's fishing constitutes the main arc of...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2015 6:41 pm UTC

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This short story by Ernest Hemingway is both subtle and complex. Numerous literary elements work together to achieve the development of Nick's character and the theme of the narrative. Of these...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2011 6:20 am UTC

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There is a lot of symbolism in Hemingway's description of the landscape Nick wanders; many have suggested that the traumatized narrator deliberately focuses his thoughts on his surroundings so they...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2015 10:43 pm UTC

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The answer to this question lies in the knowledge that Nick, the character in this short story, is a damaged and psychologically wounded war veteran who has come into the woods to find some form of...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2012 1:41 pm UTC

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Big Two-Hearted River

Hello! I would like to present some links below that may help you complete your research. Seney- this link talks about Seney and Hemingway's connection to "Big Two-Hearted River." Coming of Age in...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2015 2:12 pm UTC

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Hello! You asked about Nick's strategy of reintegration into society as demonstrated by his actions. In 'Big Two Hearted River,' Nick is a soldier who has returned from war. He has been wounded and...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2015 9:23 pm UTC

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With its terse style, Hemingway's narrative certainly speaks to a man who concentrates on the small details of life in order to keep from thinking of past experiences, of the absurdity of war and...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2014 12:45 am UTC

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It is reasonable to predict that Nick Adams will eventually find resolution for what troubles him. His psychological problems are the result of the traumatizing effects of the war, and once he...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2020 2:24 pm UTC

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What are the psychological implications of the story's last sentence? "There were plenty of days coming when he could fish the swamp."

Latest answer posted January 23, 2009 2:15 am UTC

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