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.

Radical Innocence: Rebel Depiction

This 7 page paper argues that in Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, the protagonist's character includes aspects that deny him the status of hero, but allow him the stature associated with martyrdom. In both Ellison's Invisible Man and Faulkner's Light In August, the social limitations (and brutalities) of race form the basis for the protagonist's journey to an acceptance of self over the acceptance of society. These three stories are analyzed in terms of Ihab Hassan's book, Radical Innocence. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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/"Soldier's Home"

A 3 page research paper/essay that analyzes how Harold Krebs, Hemingway's protagonist in "Soldier's Home," fits the criteria for being an anti-hero. The writer analyzes Hemingway's characterization of Krebs, arguing that he is an anti-hero. Bibliography lists 3 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.

Hemingway's Short Stories

5 pages in length. Three of Hemingway's short stories are compared: A Clean Well-Lighted Place; Indian Camp; and Soldier's Home. Common themes are discussed with examples. Hemingway has demonstrated how values clash in each of the stories and what despair does to humankind. Bibliography lists 4 references.

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.

Hemingway's Life as Depicted in his Stories

An 8 page analysis of how three of Hemingway's stories -- 'Soldier's Home', 'A Cat in the Rain,' and 'A Clean, Well-Lighted Place' not only reflect experiences in Hemingway's own life, but reflect the deepening despair over the meaninglessness of life which resulted from his experiences in World War I. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Ernest Hemingway / Gender Relations in His Short Stories

A 7 page paper analyzing the reason for the lack of communication between the sexes in three of Hemingway's stories: 'The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber,' 'Hills Like White Elephants,' and 'The End of Something.' The paper concludes that the Hemingway code does not give much room for softness, sensitivity, and self-articulation. Bibliography lists 4 additional 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.

Joyce & Hemingway on Leaving Home

A 5 page essay that contrasts and compares the protagonists from Joyce's "Eveline' and Hemingway's "A Soldier's Home." The writer argues that each of these stories has similar themes, but that the emphasis in Joyce's story is on fear of change and this is why the protagonist fails to leave home as in Hemingway's story. No additional sources cited.

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.

Gender Tension and Conflict in Selected Short Stories

5 pages. In numerous stories, novels and media there is very evident gender tension and conflict. In examining this occurrence as it appears in short stories, this paper will look at three examples: Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway; The Catbird Seat, by James Thurber and The Unicorn in the Garden, also by James Thurber. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Hemingway Short Stories

A 10 page paper which examines elements in three of Ernest Hemingway’s short stories. The stories are “Indian Camp,” “Soldier’s Home,” and “A Clean Well-Lighted Place.” Bibliography lists 3 additional sources.