Kevin Davis English 12 CP Mrs. Connie Newcomb March 25, 2002 Critical Analysis of Soldier's Home Ernest Hemingway uses his life as a setting in his short story "Soldier's Home". Although this is not considered an autobiography, it certainly contains some relevance to Hemingway's life and can be interpreted many ways. "Soldier's Home" is a story about a young man, Harold Krebs, who returns home from World War 1 in a time in which the country was to "return to normalcy." His relationship with his family is increasingly deteriorates, he cannot adapt to the changes that have taken place in his community, and he cannot leave the tragic events of the war behind him. Hemingway grew up in very much the same way, and when a writer can write about his/her personal experiences, the emotions and creativity are expressed vividly. In "Soldier's Home," Hemingway creates an emotional, somewhat autobiographical look at a young soldier returning to society from war. Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois in 1899 into an upper-middle class family. His childhood was not traumatic, but as he grew older, his hostility towards his father and mother increased. He saw his father as a "weak and ineffectual" (#87) man, and his mother as "strict and domineering" (#87). He entered World War 1 as an ambulance driver for the Red Cross in Italy at the beginning of the United States'
Course Name:?????? Instructor: ?? ?? Student Name: ??? No. 01041083 Dimensions and Theme in The Killers On the eve of the grand economic crisis of the capitalistic world, the late 1920's is a turbulent period in the U.S.A. with violence and horror permeating the whole society underneath the surface of the temporary steadiness and prosperity. Among all the novels depicting the dark life then, The Killers is unanimously considered as the best for its superb technic and profound theme. The Killers offers a perfect example of a narrative that challenges and rewards the readers' perception of its structure. The structure of a Hemingway's story can usually be described, conventionally enough, with a set of scenes marked by a change in setting or by a change of characters. What is unconventional and so inscribes his fame as a modernist is that the scenes often are juxtaposed with little transition and less logic to effect or explain their sequence or rationale as a result of his prose style with its syntax linking sentences and simple causes without conjunction and subordination. This is not to say that the structures of the stories lack form or significant pattern, but they are coherent and connected in a sort of dimension which Hemingway said he learnt from cézanne's paintings. In The Killers, there are totally three main scenes: Henry's lunchroom, Hirsch's rooming house,
McCarty 1 Chrissy McCarty Ms. Owens English 101, Section 013 January 16, 2003 Which pet to choose-a cat or dog? Many households occupy pets. Deciding on a pet can be a difficult decision. The majority of the time people tend to choose either a dog or a cat for their pet. There are many similarities as well as differences between a dog and a cat. However, the differences outnumber the similarities and usually serve as the deciding factor between the two. With either a dog or a cat, there will be a new addition to the family. Much responsibility comes along with this new member. Both depend on their owner entirely for food, shelter, and affection. The dog and the cat require a great deal of time. Both a dog and a cat expect daily attention. Owner loyalty is an advantage to having a dog or cat. The dog and the cat will become good companions with their owner. Both become attached to their owners and vice versa. A dog or cat owner should be prepared for the loss of his or her pet. Both a dog and a cat can become an inconvenience to clean up after. Shedding hair on particular breeds is a hassle with both. Much like a child, they are known to get into things and create unwanted messes. The owner must watch where he or she allows his or her dog or cat to roam. Both the dog and the cat can be inside or outside pets. A future cat or dog owner should take in
How does Hemingway introduce the two main characters in The Old Man and the Sea? "The Old Man and the Sea", one of Ernest Hemingway's most famous novellas, has but two main characters (three if you include the fish) - The Old Man, a fisherman, and "the boy", his companion for his voyage in attempting to catch the mighty fish. Hemingway's famously simple style is no more obvious than in the beginning sentence of the book, introducing The Old Man - "He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream". The man's predicament is introduced, again, with very basic language, and the existence of the boy thrown in seeming almost out of place. The basic scenario is all covered in the first paragraph in very simple language, mostly words of one syllable, and little emotion obvious, apart from the Old Man's lack of success at fishing described as "[making] the boy sad". Then in the second paragraph, we have a burst of descriptive detail and colourful phrases describing the physical appearance of the Old Man - his hands with "deep-creased scars from handling heavy fish on the cords", the scars being "as old as erosions in a fishless desert", wonderfully describing his predicament and the appearance of the scars. We are also told, also in a throw-away manner that the Old Man is covered with "benevolent skin cancer", however, we are told nothing more of it as if it were
Kathleen Colligan Aron Reyes English 1B February 5, 2003 Ernest Hemingway's short story "Hills Like White Elephants" contains love, anger, and frustration. In "Hills Like White Elephants" we have two main characters a woman named Jig, and an unnamed American man. The two are apparently lovers. While we don't know how long they have been romantically involved, we do know that Jig is pregnant, and that the man wants her to have an abortion. The story is set in Spain's Ebro Valley at a train station. The train station is near a river looking on barren hills. Because the hills have no vegetation they appear to be white. Their round shape looks somewhat like a white elephant. As our characters sit outside a bar there is an obvious hostility in the air. Jig especially seems very frustrated. This is shown through her sarcastic remarks about drinking absinthe. As the conversation moves on the man speaks of "an awfully simple operation" The man asks the woman to have this operation. He says things like "It's not really an operation at all", and "It's just to let the air in." He tries to tell her "I'll go with you and I'll stay with you all the time. As the conversation progresses we see that Jig's mood becomes more heated. She begins to question things like whether or not the man loves her, and will he still love her the same if she decides to go through with the
Feline Symbolism in The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber and The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway.
Purrfect Strengths and Clawing Weaknesses: Feline Symbolism in "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" and "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" Jennifer Cha Biotechnology High School Abstract The purpose of this research paper is to analyze the use of feline symbolism to enhance a character's features in Hemingway's short stories "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" and "The Snows of Kilimanjaro." The analysis will cover how felines are used as foils to bring out the strengths and weaknesses of the main characters in both stories. Hemingway uses the symbolic meaning for the lion in "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" and the leopard in "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" to contrast certain characteristics in the main characters. To support this view, more evidence needed to be found. Analysis of the stories helped find examples of the use of feline symbolism where the lion or the leopard magnified the main characters' strengths and weaknesses. After reading many articles that delved into the significance and symbolization of lions, according to the researchers, regality, strength, and power are traits that lions possess. In "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber," Hemingway describes the main character Francis Macomber as a spineless man controlled by his wife, indicating that he had neither power nor strength, unlike the lion in the story. Macomber changes for the
The old man and the sea; S3 Book Review The old man and the sea by Ernest Hemingway is a short, however, memorable novel that describes a wise old man's struggle to capture the perfect fish. The novel that was based on Gregorio Fuentes, who befriended Hemingway in 1928, was released in 1952 and earned its author a Nobel prize the same year .It is considered by some to be a shortened version of the classic Moby Dick which was released 101 years before. This essay is gong to discuss the different ways the old man's friendship with the boy exists. The first example of their friendship is when the boy suggests that he could fish with the old man again and the old man replies 'No, You're with a lucky boat. Stay with them.' This shows that the old man is more concerned with the boy's well being than his own. The way the story is written just before this shows clearly that the old man and the boy are good friends and would both want to go fishing with each other so this shows clearly that the old man is doing what he thinks is best for the boy. The boy also cares for the old man and this is shown when he thinks 'I must get him another shirt and a jacket for the winter and some sort of shoes and another blanket', this shows that the boy also knows the old man well because he is able to make a quick list of all the things the old man will need. Another example of the boy's
Lindsay Mitchell Mrs. Holladay AP ENG November 1, 2002 The Code Hero in The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway is famous for his portrayal of war-torn populations, especially those affected by World War I. The "Great War," as it is referred to, caused a lapse in values and standards in the generation who suffered through it, permanently damaging the remainder of their lives. Hemingway is equally famous for the use of a code hero who struggles to live in this post World War I age. Five different qualities, all of them the result of a physical or emotional wound, characterize Hemingway's code hero. This "anti-hero," for he never wins, is a habitual drinker, has varying levels of sanity, uses women, escapes through a variety of means, and is not content. In Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, Jake Barnes is the code hero who strives to live with dignity and grace despite his physical and symbolic wounds from World War I. The physical and symbolic implications of Jake's war wound are the source of his struggle. As a soldier is World War I, Jake suffers an injury that leaves him impotent. As if this physical wound is not enough, Jake's impotency takes on a symbolic meaning as well. This wound, which "still throbs and gives him pain" (Rovit 157), causes Jake to believe that because he cannot sexually fulfill anyone, he also cannot have a lasting relationship. He tells people
The Old Man and the Sea Analysis In Hemingway's book "The Old Man and the Sea", Santiago demonstrates heroism, determination and a respect for nature. To single-handedly take on a 1500-pound fish on a small boat in the middle of the ocean is the act of a hero. Santiago's heroism is emphasized by the fact that his boat is less than ideal for the task ahead. Hemingway advises the reader just how unsuitable the old man's boat is for the challenges that lie ahead. The old man's sail was patched up with flour sacks, which makes even more of a hero as he had a poorly equipped boat. (9) Santiago shows determination by allowing the marlin to pull him for hours in order to defeat the fish. He never lets down his guard and he fights with consistent strength during his fateful fishing expedition. The old man is prepared to stay with the marlin until he kills the fish. (75) Santiago's love and respect for nature is key part of his personality and it surfaces throughout the story. Hemingway writes how Santiago sees the sea as something feminine and as something that gave or withheld assistance. (30) Santiago has respect for his enemy, the marlin. He reflects about how wonderful and strange the marlin is wonders how old the fish is. (48) When Santiago thinks, "there is no sense in being anything but practical", it makes perfect sense when you consider what type of person the
In the short story Hills like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway there are many different ways to describe the theme
THEME The Theme of Hills like White Elephants Larry W. Benton II ENG125: Introduction to Literature Instructor: Jennifer Miller 8/21/2012 ________________ THEME In the short story Hills like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway there are many different ways to describe the theme of this short story but in the most basic sense I would say it is the classic cross roads symbol that is to say that it has a person that has many different ways that they could go. For instance in this story that couple “The American and the girl” were sitting at a train station waiting on the train to what I assumed was some sort of operation in another city. As I was doing research on this short story in the E-brary I found out that they were in fact on their way for the woman to get an abortion (Rankin, 2005). The way that Hemingway portrayed the people was one way of him using symbols as a way to draw a person in to the theme of the story. Like how he refers to the waitress that gave them their drinks as a woman but the woman that has come with the American as a girl says that she may be young and perhaps a bit immature. This is not the only way he does this he also uses other small hints like how she does not know what “Anis del Toro” tastes like or how to drink it this along with the way she refers to it tasting like a candy THEME [licorice] is to say