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 vs. Joyce / 'Just Representations of Nature'

A 5 page paper examining Samuel Johnson's opinion that no literature will endure the test of time except that which reveals and explores situations and characteristics that are recognizable, that most of us share, and that are common to people across the boundaries of time and space. The paper compares Ernest Hemingway's 'A Clean, Well-Lighted Place' and James Joyce's 'Araby' in view of Johnson's dictum, arguing that Hemingway's story fulfills the requirement better than Joyce's because its theme is more easily accessible to the general reader. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Ernest Hemingway: The Killers

(5 pp) Not a large story for Poppa Hemingway, and sometimes difficult to find, "The Killers" can usually be located in a book of short fiction called Men Without Women., 1927. It is a coming of age story infused with layers of meaning, not unlike the coming of age process itself. Bibliography lists 4 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/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 '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

'A Clean, Well-Lighted Place' (by Ernest Hemingway)

This 8 page paper considers Hemingway's theme of 'grace under pressure,' as shown through the aging process, in this 1935 short story. Segments of his personal life seem to differ greatly from this theme, unless this exemplary story is examined closely. Bibliography lists 11 sources.


This paper compares existential theories outlined in Ernest Hemingway's "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" and Albert Camus' "The Guest." The essay notes that, although the styles of the writers are different, their treatment of individuals in relation to their world are very similiar. Bibliogrpahy lists 2 sources.

Hemingway's Soldier's Home, A Reflection of the Era

A 6 page essay that discusses Hemingway's "Soldier's Home" and how it reflected the era. America's youth trooped off to World War I, wide-eyed and innocent, boys from small towns with high ideals and a concept of war as noble and worthwhile. They returned disillusioned and scarred, not only in their bodies, but also in their minds. This alienation was widespread and prevalent throughout the 1920s, which is the era in which Ernest Hemingway wrote the poignant short story "Soldier's Home." This narrative perfectly reflects this era, as it addresses a young veteran who finds that he has no common ground with the people he left behind in his small town and that the gulf of experience between them is too vast to be breached. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Modernist Portrait of Ernest Hemingway

In eight pages this paper examines how Ernest Hemingway’s literature can be collectively described as a ‘modernist portrait.’ Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

American Literature: Men and Women

A 3 page paper which examines how two authors of American literature portray men and women. The authors examined are Ernest Hemingway and Kate Chopin. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Death, Dying & Mutilation/WWI Literature

A 7 page essay that examines the work of 5 WWI British poets and also Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. The writer argues that this literature recounts the horrors of war through subtext, that is, not stating observations overtly. Subtext, expressed through metaphor, satire and allusion, provides the motivational engine that propels these works. Bibliography lists 6 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.