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What is symbolic about the leopard in the snow in "The Snows of Kilimanjaro"?

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Before the story begins, a brief reference is made to the frozen carcass of a snow leopard found near the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. One could interpret this as a symbol for what the story's protagonist Harry used to be back in the day. Once upon a time, Harry was a serious writer dedicated to the pursuit of the truth. But like the dead snow leopard, he's fallen short of his...

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