Ernest Hemingway's Short Stories / Modernism, Postmodernism, & The Search For Meaning

An 8 page paper looking at stories by Ernest Hemingway ('A Clean Well-Lighted Place' and 'Snows of Kilimanjaro') and Donald Barthelme ('A Shower of Gold') to show how the transition of literature from modernism to postmodernism mirrors the increasing uncertainty of contemporary life. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Hills Like White Elephants: An Analysis of Symbolism in Hemingway’s Short Story

A 4 page overview of the symbolism utilized in this short story. Ernest Hemingway is noted for his use of rich symbolism in much of his work. “Hills Like White Elephants” is particularly exemplary in this regard. Hemingway weaves together element of nature and those made by man to present a story which is rich in deep meaning, meaning replete with human emotion, controversy, and moral breaches. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Modernism in Hemingway's 'The Sun Also Rises'

A five page paper looking at Ernest Hemingway's novel in terms of the way it fits the profile of modernism. The paper defines modernism and concludes that it is Hemingway's portrayal of the twentieth century's loss of meaning that makes the novel modernist. Bibliography lists three sources.

Hemingway and Keats

A 3 page paper which compares and contrasts the love seen in John Keats’ poem “La Belle Dame sans Merci” and Ernest Hemingway’s short story “A Very Short Story.” No additional sources cited.

Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants”

An 11 page analysis of this short story by Ernest Hemingway. The paper shows how Hemingway’s distress over his first wife’s pregnancy and the constraints it put on his life is reflected -- but not entirely resolved -- in this fictional work. Two-page annotated bibliography lists ten sources.

Ernest Hemingway -- Americans as Nonconformists in “A Man of the World” and “Hills Like White Elephants”

This 5 page report discusses two of Ernest Hemingway’s short stories in terms of how they serve as an example of an American as a rebel rather than a conformist. The writing produced by Ernest Hemingway was in itself an act of rebellion that personifies the unique character of how Americans want or believe they should be perceived -- brash, self-sufficient, able to move beyond what most people would presumably consider personal setbacks, even the ability to detach one’s self from personal tragedy and see it in a humorous light. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Ernest Hemingway and “Hills Like White Elephants” -- An Example of a Literary Iceberg Beneath the Surface

This 5 page report discusses Ernest Hemingway’s short stories and the ways in which he presents only the “tip of the iceberg” and the impact of the story lies beneath the surface, left to the imagination of the reader. It seems remarkably clear that Hemingway was determined, in virtually all of his writing, to demonstrate an alternative way of thinking that reflected his own alternative attitudes regarding the status quo. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A Clean Well-Lighted Place by Hemingway

A 4 page paper which examines the short story A Clean Well-Lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway and examines how the story relates to Hemingway and his life. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Growing Up: Three Short Stories

A 3 page paper which examines the theme of growing up, or maturing, as seen in three short stories. The short stories are “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway, and “A & P” by John Updike. No sources cited.

Ernest Hemingway's 'Butterfly & The Tank' / Hemingway in Spain

A 5 page examination of Ernest Hemingway's short story, 'The butterfly and the tank' as a metaphor of Hemingway and the war itself as perceived by his critical contemporaries. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Hemingway/A Farewell to Arms

A 5 page essay that offers a case study on author Ernest Hemingway, focusing on A Farewell to Arms as being exemplary of Hemingway's work. The writer discusses the Hemingway style; the plot, mood, etc. of A Farewell to Arms; and also a short evaluation of the influence of Hemingway's fiction on the writers that came after him. No additional sources cited.

HEMINGWAY’S HILLS LIKE WHITE ELEPHANTS

This 7 page paper discusses the short story Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway. The story is analyzed from a male/female perspective on the topic of abortion. Examples are given from text, quoted and cited. The story analyzes symbolism, setting, characterization and language. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Hemingway/Meanings of Masculinity

A 10 page research paper that examine three stories by Ernest Hemingway in regards to his concept of masculinity. The stories are "The End of Something," "The Three-Day Blow," and "Cross-Country Snow." The writer argues against the conventional interpretation of these stories, which sees Hemingway as misogynist. Instead, the writer sees these stories as presenting a "coming of age" for a young man that shows how the protagonist is both attracted to and rebelled by the traditional gender role for men. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Ernest Hemingway's Own Life Reflected In His Short Stories

An 8 page paper looking at three of Hemingway's short stories -- 'Soldier's Home,' 'A Cat in the Rain,' and 'A Clean, Well-Lighted Place' -- in terms of their relationship to events and experiences in Hemingway's own life. The writer concludes that his stories from World War I on reflect a deepening despair, and a conviction that life ultimately was without meaning. Bibliography lists two sources.

Hemingway's Own Life Reflected In His Short Stories #2

A 9 page paper looking at three of Hemingway's short stories -- 'Soldier's Home,' 'A Cat in the Rain,' and 'A Clean, Well-Lighted Place' -- in terms of their relationship to events and experiences in Hemingway's own life. The paper concludes that his stories from World War I on reflect a deepening despair, and a conviction that life ultimately was without meaning. Bibliography lists two sources.