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Comparison Between'Pale Horse, Pale Rider' By Katherine Ann Porter , And ' The Snows of Kilimanjaro' By Ernest Hemingway.

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Argumentative Paper: Comparison Between'Pale Horse, Pale Rider' By Katherine Ann Porter , And ' The Snows of Kilimanjaro' By Ernest Hemingway. This paper is going to discuss and analyze fully two short American fiction stories which are 'Pale horse, Pale Rider' by Katherine Ann Porter and ' The Snows of Kilimanjaro' by Ernest Hemingway. By reading the bibliographies of both these authors, one finds that Porter and Hemingway have met in a certain period of their life, where they could have shared lots of ideas and agreed on lots of different issues. By the end of reading both stories, one notices that there are lots of similarities found in both stories. One of the obviously noticed similarity is the autobiographical elements which has been enriched and elaborated on by the author's imaginations which makes it have the reality of actual experience lived. It adds to the feelings of the authors and the people who lived at that period and faced these kinds of crisis. ...read more.

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The author effectively uses the dream to foreshadow the evil and tragedy that will affect Miranda from the world she lives in. after the dream the author moves the reader from the world of Miranda's imagination to the real world by stating an indirect everyday thought " But let me get a fine yawn first". The dream world represents the real world. On the other hand, in " The Snows of Kilimanjaro" the fantasy world and memories of Harry's past are shown by an italic style of typed text, which can be easily determined. Most of Harry's (the protagonist) memories are of his past as a writer and his love affairs. Harry lives his life through his past, he regrets everything he done, he's mentally and physically ill. Harry is very bitter towards the woman, his companion on the wild African safari, his remarks were very cruel and harsh, for example "you bitch, you rich bitch". Perhaps the inspiration of Harry's character came from Hemingway who was misogynist himself. ...read more.

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She later meets a soldier at the army (Adam) and falls in love with him. Adam is sent over to the war, but ironically he dies from the disease that he caught from Miranda and not from the war. But Miranda however, survived from the disease. The other character is Harry who is also physically and mentally sick. The physical illness of Harry is the gangrene, which spreads through all of his body, and starting from his legs. It started in his legs, but Harry seemed to ignore it, which lead to his death. Harry's mental illness is really obvious in the story. Harry, a hopeful writer, came to realize in his last moments of life that he had not accomplished anything in his life. He began to blame others for the death that was awaiting him and for all the things he never wrote. Harry shows disappointment of not being able to write by saying, "he would never write the things that he had saved to write until he knew enough to write them well." ...read more.

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