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.

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.

Hemingway's "Big Two-Hearted River"

3 pages in length. Considered the most autobiographical of all his works, Hemingway's Big Two-Hearted River reflects upon the writer's never-ending quest to obtain spiritual peace amid an otherwise chaotic world. The absence of organized religion in his life notwithstanding, this spiritual expedition was always fulfilled when Hemingway was surrounded by nature, particularly deep see fishing, two of the primary literary components presented throughout the story. Hemingway's perpetual journey toward the neutralizing elements of 'getting back to nature' is mirrored in the values and actions of Nick Adams, the writer's protagonist whose validity of this search is manifested in such seemingly innocuous realities as settling in to "his home where he had made it" (Hemingway 29). Bibliography lists 5 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.

Hemingway's Heroes / 'A Farewell To Arms' vs. 'For Whom the Bell Tolls'

An 8 page paper discussing the figure of the Hemingway Code Hero -- the stock figure he invented as the personification of the perfect man -- in both Frederick Henry and Robert Jordan. The paper concludes that even though these characters are very different, in their different aspects as seeker and finder, they are both representations of the Hemingway Code Hero. Bibliography lists 4 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.

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.

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.

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/A Farewell to Arms, the Hemingway Hero

A 5 page research paper that examines Hemingway's characterization of Frederic Henry as a "Hemingway hero." The writer argues that Frederic personifies Hemingway's concept of heroism and also relates this to Hemingway's era. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Hemingway: Differing Treatment Of Men And Women

6 pages in length. Ernest Hemingway was as simple as he was complex. The lucid and uncomplicated images he created with his seemingly elementary style were anything but; in fact, the complexity that resides within his characteristically eloquent prose, which demonstrate a purity and precision like no other, are known only to those who can see beyond their façade. Attention to outer detail and an unquenchable desire to portray his inner pain, Hemingway favored a more simplistic approach to convey his view of women, portraying obvious empathy for his female characters, while his male characters and protagonists appear to be more self absorbed. In viewing the male/female relationships, as well as how men and women are depicted in Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants," "Up in Michigan" and "A Canary for One," the writer discusses how this says a great deal about Hemingway's own perception of women. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises": Men And Women

10 pages in length. True to form in depicting a somewhat skewed perception of reality, females are one dimensional in the vast lot of Ernest Hemingway novels. This assertion has been noted by myriad critics, with one going so far as to say that Hemingway feels an obligation to introduce women, though he does not know what to do with them beyond taking them to bed. One novel in particular – "The Sun Also Rises" – brings forth much negativity between Brett and Jake, inasmuch as Brett cannot bring herself to overlook the unexpected impotence Jake experiences after the war. The detrimental impact that has upon Jake as a man and as an individual is enough to make him believe he is worthless as a human being. The domino effect of Brett's shallow perspective appears as a barrier between men and women throughout the novel, effectively dissolving any true intimacy between the sexes and ultimately compelling the men to bond to a much greater degree with their own gender rather than with the women. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

Ernest Hemingway's 'A Clean, Well-Lighted Place': Ambiguity

5 pages in length. There has been a longstanding dispute among critics that argues the reasons behind incorporating such obvious ambiguity in Ernest Hemingway's 'A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,' attempting to discern whether or not the author did so purposely. Crafty in style and approach, it has been surmised that Hemingway actually intended to incorporate a considerable amount of ambiguity into the story of old age as a means by which to throw off his audience. The aspect in particular that has come under fire is the point at which the two waiters are exchanging dialogue, which, after some investigation, the writer discusses it has become apparent that Hemingway fully intended to create such ambiguity as a way to bring even more notoriety to the piece. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Hemingway and War

A 5 page research paper that examines how Hemingway's own war experiences affected his novels A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and Across the River and into the Trees. The writer argues that the first two books reflect Hemingway's experience in the Spanish Civil War and World War I, but that the WWII novel is derived solely from research and not from Hemingway's personal war experience. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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