The Snows of Kilimanjaro Questions and Answers
by Ernest Hemingway

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What is the plot of Hemingway's "The Snows of Kilimanjaro"?  

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In Ernest Hemingway's short story "The Snows of Kilimanjaro ," a writer, Harry, and his wealthy wife, Helen, are stranded on an African savanna waiting for help to arrive. They have been on safari as a way of escaping the boredom of their privileged life, which the woman provided for the writer when she married him. As the story opens, the couple is talking about the man's leg. It is rotting from gangrene; he injured it several days earlier, and the infection spread quickly without proper medical care. Their vehicle has broken down, and they are waiting for a plane to fly them out in the morning. As the story progresses, it bounces between conversation between the belligerent Harry and...

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