THE GREAT OUTDOORS IN HEMINGWAY’S WORKS

This paper examines the impact of Ernest Hemingway's "outdoor" life as hunter and fishermen on his classic stories. Throughout the paper, reference is made to Hemingway's ability to pit man against nature. Bibliography lists 5 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.

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 - The Fascinating Hero

An 8 page paper discussing the life and works of Ernest Hemingway. He was a man who was fascinated by stories of heroes and quite likely envisioned himself, in his purest form, as a hero. While Hemingway did not actually perform any truly heroic acts he perhaps wish he had. He was essentially driven to brink of madness, much like many artists, and committed suicide late in his life. He was known to be a depressed individual on occasion and perhaps it was the fact that life as an old man with no more chances at adventure or heroism caused him to immerse himself in a depression that led to his death. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Brett in Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises”

A 4 page paper which examines the destructive nature of Brett, in Ernest Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises,” towards herself and men who are incomplete in themselves. Bibliography lists 2 additional sources.

Gender Conflict in Thurber and Hemingway

A five page look at the way tension between the sexes is depicted in James Thurber's two stories "The Catbird Seat" and "The Unicorn in the Garden", as well as in Ernest Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants." The paper suggests that Thurber tends to subvert traditional stereotypes about men and women, while Hemingway tends to support them. No additional sources.

Religion and Death in A Farewell to Arms and Slaughterhouse-Five

A 4 page paper which examines the significance of religion and death in Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms, and also discusses similar elements in Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five. No additional sources cited.

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.

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.

Ernest Hemingway’s “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”

Ernest Hemingway’s “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”: This 5-page essay discusses the significance and symbolism of the leopard and the hyena in this Hemingway classic. Adept in the use of symbolism, Hemingway not only impelled readers to think, but also was able to leave us with a myriad of introspective questions relevant to the melancholia of unfulfilled dreams. Bibliography lists 1 source. SNHemkil.doc

Hemingway/"A Clean, Well-Lighted Place"

A 3 page essay that discusses the theme that Hemingway, in this narrative, captures the pathos of lives that encompass nothing, that is, they have no relationships to give life meaning and purpose. Hemingway develops this complex theme through the dialogue of two waiters as they wait for their last customer, an old man, to finish his night of drinking. This dialogue establishes the character of both the older waiter and the younger one. Furthermore, it informs the reader about the circumstances pertaining to the elderly customer, and also shows the reader that the older waiter understands the customer because his own life is so similar. The older waiter, like the customer, has a life built on nothing in which a man survives by holding on to what he can, such as the soul nourishing benefits of a clean, well-lighted café. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Metaphorical Use Of Rain In A Farewell To Arms

This 5 page paper argues that In A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway, the metaphor of rain is used repeatedly as a symbol of separation and death. No additional sources are listed.

“Death in the Afternoon”

A five page paper which looks at Ernest Hemingway’s Death in the Afternoon, and explores the ways in which the author explicates the connection between the Spanish bullfight and ancient sacrificial rites, showing how the corrida takes the form of a tragic drama rather than a sport, and exemplifies the darker elements of the human psyche. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Rain Symbolism in "A Farewell to Arms"

This 7 page paper explores Ernest Hemingway's use of rain as a symbol of death in "A Farewell to Arms." Bibliography lists 1 source.

“Hemingway’s novels”

A ten page paper which looks at the works of Ernest Hemingway, and discusses how far the author’s own complex and tortured nature is reflected in the themes of his work and the way in which he draws on his own background and experience to convey the passions and tragedies of human existence to the reader. Bibliography lists nine sources.