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  1. Feline Symbolism in The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber and The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway.

    Macomber changes for the better and becomes more confident and very much like the lion. The research also showed that leopards symbolize bravery, valiance, and courage. In "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," the main character Harry had none of these qualities and was disappointed in himself for not being the man he should have been. The leopard in the story had fought to achieve its goals, but Harry surpasses the leopard at the end. He makes it to the peak whereas, the leopard had died before it could.

    • Word count: 2209
  2. "The Killers" by Ernest Hemingway.

    George, the owner of the diner, thinks Anderson must have double-crossed some gamblers in Chicago. Anderson himself simply states to Nick Adams that he "got in wrong" (Hemingway). The absence of this detail makes the reader question the logic behind Al and Max's plot and wonder if there is even a sensible reason for the murder of Anderson. Even the two hit men don't know why they are killing Anderson. Max states, "We're killing him for a friend. Just to oblige a friend, bright boy" (Hemingway). This is exactly the kind of effect Hemingway wanted to create.

    • Word count: 2438
  3. Uncovering the beauty and depth of such a simple man as Santiago in The Old Man and The Sea requires uncovering the personal experiences and integrity of Hemingway himself.

    Hemingway described the old fisherman's struggles, relationships, and beliefs with the passion of a poor man. The book is filled with the emotions and adventures of life. Uncovering the beauty and depth of such a simple man as Santiago in The Old Man and The Sea requires uncovering the personal experiences and integrity of Hemingway himself. Santiago is an old Cuban fisherman who, in the beginning of the book has not caught a fish in eighty-four consecutive days. The old man decides to venture out to great depths of the sea in hopes to catch a great fish to save his career.

    • Word count: 2057
  4. The Code Hero in The Sun Also Rises

    Jake's wound releases this "nothingness and absurdity" and The Sun Also Rises depicts the code hero's attempt to live while enduring this wound. Characteristic of the Hemingway code hero, Jake Barnes tries to continue living despite the harsh reality of his situation after World War I. Jake's actions depict this battle to live with dignity and grace. For example, the hero tries to maintain his dignity through an assessment and evaluation of his values. According to critic Carlos Baker, "the Hemingway hero must work out his values for himself" (155).

    • Word count: 2858
  5. How does R. Gerallt Jones make us feel sorry for Johnny in 'The Letter'?

    The next indication of his age that we are given comes within the next couple of lines. Jones writes, "...to buy a Hotspur and the Sporting Record..." Johnny is wishing that he was still at Pwllheli where he had the freedom to go to the local shop and purchase one of these magazines. The content of the magazines is what gives us a clue to his sophistication, as they are both aimed at a young male audience. Hotspur was about a cartoon character called 'Cannonball Kidd', who was notorious for being the saviour in a make-believe football match.

    • Word count: 2200

Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • Compare and contrast ‘The End of Something’ by Ernst Hemingway and ‘Here We Are’ by Dorothy Parker

    "The two stories are very ambiguous and the authors invite the readers to read between the lines and make their own conclusions. Terminology is used to illustrate the machinery and fishing in 'The End of Something' but words are not specialised in 'Here we are', although idioms are used. Nick and Marjorie have been together for a long time and are comfortable with each other, but their relationship is coming to an end. In 'Here we are' the man and girl are newly wed and in a new and unfamiliar relationship. The train journey is the journey into married life, which has only just begun for them. In both stories, there is suspense and tension throughout brought on by the language, style and dialogue between the characters. The language used and how the characters respond to each other allows us to form informed opinions of them."

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