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Ernest Hemingway

In the works of Ernest Hemingway, a code hero is a man—and it's always a man—who lives by a certain moral code that provides him with some measure of certainty in an uncertain world. A code hero...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2018, 6:55 am (UTC)

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Ernest Hemingway

The first-person narrator, a journalist filming a battle in the Spanish Civil War, recounts what really occurred one day on the battlefield, emphasizing the failure and futility of the fighting....

Latest answer posted November 2, 2019, 12:45 pm (UTC)

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In the story, Hemingway does not tell us directly what we should think about the old man. He does, however, hint indirectly that the old man will die if he chooses to stay in the area. The narrator...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2016, 6:16 pm (UTC)

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While Jake was taking to the streets of Paris, he ran across his old friend, Harvey Stone. A heavy drinker and inveterate gambler, Stone sat alone with "a pile of saucers in front of him." Although...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2010, 11:14 am (UTC)

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Some very marked contrasts exist between The Old Man and the Sea and "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" by Ernest Hemingway. Santiago, in The Old Man and Sea, is characterized by hope. He hopes to catch...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2018, 5:01 pm (UTC)

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I'm not sure that there's a single correct answer in that multiple choice question about Ernest Hemingway's writing style, but I think that I can safely rule out two answers. "A. Remove all...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2010, 1:12 am (UTC)

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Ernest Hemingway

In a famous quote from a 1958 interview with the "Paris Review," novelist Ernest Hemingway used the iceberg as a metaphor to explain how he achieved his terse style and exactly what details he had...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2019, 4:51 am (UTC)

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In both short stories, Hemingway captures the tragic essence of life. In "A Clean Well-Lighted Place," the older waiter whose sympathies lie with the old man point to the existential condition of a...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2012, 10:42 am (UTC)

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I see several similarities between Helen and Margot. To begin with, obviously, they both married adventurous men who came to Africa to trophy hunt. Both women come from wealthy families, and both...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2018, 8:59 pm (UTC)

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Ernest Hemingway was famous for using understatement in his fiction and for being a great advocate of this technique. He once said that a good work of fiction should resemble an iceberg, in which...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2011, 7:12 am (UTC)

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Modernism demanded that writers experimented in order to find new ways to express difficult new realities. Ernest Hemingway developed his own writing style to express the reality of war. Hemingway...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2012, 12:48 pm (UTC)

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HEMINGWAY SUICIDES Ernest Hemingway committed suicide in Ketchum, Idaho by shooting himself in the mouth with a shotgun on July 2, 1961. He was disconsolate because of failing health. Clarence...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2010, 3:22 am (UTC)

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Ernest Hemingway's "Iceberg Theory" is particularly applicable to Hemingway's own fiction, in which characters often have what appear to be inconsequential conversations, with their true feelings...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2020, 8:58 pm (UTC)

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The Old Man and the Sea and "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" are alike in focusing their attention on the dignity of a poor, elderly man. In Old Man, this is Santiago, who fights the good and shows...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2022, 11:31 am (UTC)

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Ernest Hemingway

I would like to add an item that I hope will complement mshurn's excellent comments. If you choose to include a reference in your thesis statement to the "many [who] have criticized Hemingway," you...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2010, 9:33 am (UTC)

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Hemingway: A Film is a six-hour documentary about writer Ernest Hemingway split into three sections that chronologically follow his literary and personal life. In part one, we learn of his troubled...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2022, 1:56 pm (UTC)

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Hemingway believed in showing only what was going on with the fewest and simplest words possible to do it. He doesn't explain why his characters make the choices they do. He simply presents the...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2015, 12:51 am (UTC)

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So many American writers have touched on this theme in many different wars. The list below is by no means exhaustive but a sampling of some literature you could begin to examine with this theme:...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2019, 1:44 pm (UTC)

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In both short stories, Hemingway uses direct and indirect characterization to highlight his personal convictions about masculinity and femininity. As a writer, Hemingway tended to favor traditional...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2022, 3:30 pm (UTC)

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This is a very broad question and I'll answer it using the short story "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place." While this isn't the most obvious story to examine how Hemingway examines masculinity in his...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2016, 6:10 pm (UTC)

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As a reader, theme is very important to me. This applies to novels and short stories and I find that all of my favorite writers are writing about things that mean something to me or about issues...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2012, 10:19 pm (UTC)

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Ezra Pound's advice to young poets includes items that seem to describe Hemingway's later writing: Use no superfluous word, no adjective which does not reveal something. and Don't be...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2010, 1:28 am (UTC)

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The male character who endures heroically and stoically is referred to as the Hemingway Code Hero. [Interestingly, Santiago of The Old Man and the Sea is the only protagonist of Hemingway's work...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2013, 6:28 am (UTC)

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First, one should note that Hemingway was a realistic novelist who did not radically innovate in terms of the genre as a whole. The Sun Also Rises, for example, uses a straightforward first person...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2019, 8:50 am (UTC)

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Ernest Hemingway

According to Paula McLain, who researched Hemingway's life extensively for her novel about his first wife Hadley, Jack "Bumby" Hemingway admired his father and valued his time spent with him. He...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2011, 6:21 am (UTC)

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In 1964, literary critic and author Alfred Kazin explained that Hemingway, journalist and minimalist, sought the perfect sentence to the point of almost obsessive behavior. Kazin stated that...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2010, 10:47 am (UTC)

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Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway often drew on events from his own life when composing his short fiction. An especially significant example is his tale titled “A Very Short Story.” In this extremely brief work,...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2012, 2:11 pm (UTC)

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In Hemingway's own words on the subject: If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2016, 4:05 pm (UTC)

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Two recent works dating from 2010 that examine Hemingway from a stylistic perspective are an academic paper and a book. The scholarship comes from academicians in China and India, respectively....

Latest answer posted February 20, 2011, 1:30 am (UTC)

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The denouement is arguably the most important and most impactful stage in most of Hemingway's short stories. It is in the denouement stage of the story that there is often a dramatic revelation,...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2020, 9:05 am (UTC)

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The soul of the journalist never left Ernest Hemingway. Whether he wrote of upper Michigan where he grew up or the conflicts of war and the heart and the soul where Hemingway had lain himself, he...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2010, 11:58 am (UTC)

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The definition of a Hemingway hero changed as Hemingway himself grew older. This should not be surprising, however, since much of his work was based on his own life. The first real Hemingway hero...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2008, 12:02 am (UTC)

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In Hemingway's writing, seemingly inanimate objects end up taking on greater meaning than one would think on first analysis. He'll often focus on an object in a scene and touch on it several times...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2019, 3:50 pm (UTC)

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What might appear to be violence to many seems to be adventure to Ernest Hemingway. For example, Hemingway grew up traveling to Michigan to hunt; he enjoyed the adventure aspect of those hunting...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2011, 10:48 am (UTC)

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If Hemingway is considered an international artist, it might have something to do with the fact that Hemingway never felt himself needing to be confined to one nation. Hemingway understood early...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2011, 9:04 pm (UTC)

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I think that the fundamental difference in the third person style of narration in both stories is one of support for the protagonists. It is evident in the narration of Santiago's narrative that...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2011, 10:08 pm (UTC)

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The women protagonists in The Sun Also Rises and “Hills Like White Elephants” have a few similarities and considerably more differences. In part because one work is a novel and the other is a short...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2018, 11:54 pm (UTC)

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One of the critical elements that Hemingway defined as part of his conception of "hero" is the idea of representing grace under pressure. The Hemingway hero is a figure who is able to carry on and...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2009, 8:44 pm (UTC)

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I agree with the posts above and I'd like to discuss Hemingway's disillusion with the modern world. Hemingway's protagonists from his novels are always bound to a code, a set of behavior...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2012, 10:11 pm (UTC)

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Most literary scholars and critics accept that Hemingway was a modernist. Among other things, this means that he takes as his point of departure the fragmented, fast-changing world that took root...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2020, 8:07 am (UTC)

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Hemingway set his stories in many different parts of the world, as pointed out by bullgatortail above. This use of setting lends his writing some international appeal as does his interest in the...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2012, 10:04 pm (UTC)

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This text is not available online, at least not free and to the general public. If your unversity subscribes to a digital library, you may be able to find it there. Otherwise, the going rate looks...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2010, 1:48 am (UTC)

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There are many element sin Hemingway's writing that you mentioned. The Sun Also Rises has all of them. Post -war in America had left many disillusioned, and left America in search of finding...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2007, 4:59 am (UTC)

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Cut. Omit. Those two words capture, in a nutshell, Ernest Hemingway's defintion of revision. Susan Beegel wrote a very good book on Hemingway's "craft of omission," and another book-length study...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2010, 6:31 am (UTC)

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When Hemingway was a boy, his father arranged to have a older professional boxer give his son boxing lessons. During the first lesson, the old pro broke Heminway's nose and inflicted what turned...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2009, 2:48 am (UTC)

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Having been a journalist as a young man, Ernest Hemingway practiced writing in a clear, simple style that was economical. That is, he did not write sentences that had many introductory words or...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2011, 1:30 pm (UTC)

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"Soldier's Home" relates to Hemingway's own life because Hemingway was an ambulance driver during World War 1 and served in the same regions as the fictional Krebs does in the story. Another...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2010, 6:15 am (UTC)

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Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway's signature style has been given the name "iceburg." With this style, the reader must discern meaning which is beneath the surface rather within the content of what has been written....

Latest answer posted August 22, 2011, 1:00 pm (UTC)

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