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.

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 The Snows of Kilimanjaro

This 7 page paper looks at Hemingway's story that focuses on a dying writer who finds himself in an exotic locale. Hemingway's life is tied to the story and biographical information is included. Bibliography lists 10 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.

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.

Self Realization in Three War Novels

A 6 page paper which discusses the quest for a deeper sense of self as depicted in three novels: Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell To Arms, Timothy Findley's The Wars, and Joy Kogawa's Obasan. The paper observes that while a major life crisis is not necessary in order to spur on this important personal journey, it is nonetheless true that most of us go through life without doing any particular self analysis until a crisis strikes -- and then self analysis becomes necessary for psychic survival. Bibliography lists three 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 “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.

The Feminine Sex: Hemingway's Turning of the Tables in "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber"

In "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" it is obvious Hemingway was trying to understand the characteristics of being female. This 8 page argumentative notes how Hemingway often put his male characters within his own concepts of the feminine as a means of understanding them. He also put females in male roles, as in this story. The argument looks at binaries and growth out of them. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Gender Characterization

To say that gender roles are merely the subjugation of women as 'irrational' would not be true. However, oftentimes women are depicted in literature as irrational and powerless. This 5 page paper explores the characterization of Desiree in Kate Chopin's story of Desiree's Baby; for the grandmother in Flannery O'Connor's A Good Man Is Hard To Find and the woman, Jig, in Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants in terms of these factors. No additional sources are listed.

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.

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.

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.

HEMINGWAY AND HIS WOMEN

This 6 page paper deals with the topic of Hemingway and his depiction of women in his stories. Opposing commentary is given for why this may have occurred. Two of Hemingway's short stories are analyzed for this female portrayal: Indian Camp and A Soldier's Home. Bibliography lists 6 sources.