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The End of Something

The short story "The End of Something" by Ernest Hemingway begins with a description of the end of a lumber mill in the town of Hortons Bay. Because there are no more logs to feed the mill, lumber...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2019 1:12 am UTC

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The End of Something

In "The End of Something," we see two teenagers, Nick and Marjorie, as they are headed out in a row boat. The story takes place in Horton's Bay in Michigan. Horton's Bay was once a logging and mill...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2015 9:23 pm UTC

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The End of Something

In the marvellously painstakingly drawn short story 'The End of Something' by Ernest Hemingway, Nick seems to be a moody and miserable teen who does not really know what he wants. He has a...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2010 6:53 pm UTC

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Hemingway coined the term "iceberg theory" to contextualize his use of a writing style that emphasizes letting the deeper meaning of the text be inferred while the actually writing focuses on the...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2019 11:46 pm UTC

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I believe there is a little confusion regarding distinctions between themes and a thesis statement, with the former a routine element of fiction and the latter more commonly associated with...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2015 10:49 pm UTC

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At the beginning of "The End of Something," Nick and Marjorie are fishing for trout and perch. Marjorie is intent on the fishing rod. Hemingway tells the reader, "She loved to fish. She loved to...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2019 4:55 am UTC

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This is explained in the opening paragraph of the story. Hortons Bay was once a town which had thrived on its lumber industry, being centered around a mill on the town's lake. The mill once filled...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2018 8:01 am UTC

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The narrator's description of how a thriving enterprise, a lumber mill, closed abruptly when the timber was depleted, prefigures how Marjorie and Nick's relationship will abruptly end. In the first...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2018 10:56 am UTC

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