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

Ernest Hemingway's Short Stories / Modernism, Postmodernism, & The Search For Meaning

An 8 page paper looking at stories by Ernest Hemingway ('A Clean Well-Lighted Place' and 'Snows of Kilimanjaro') and Donald Barthelme ('A Shower of Gold') to show how the transition of literature from modernism to postmodernism mirrors the increasing uncertainty of contemporary life. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Salvation in “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”

A 6 page paper which examines if spiritual salvation was found in the end of Ernest Hemingway’s short story “The Snows of Kilimanjaro.” The paper argues that he did not find spiritual salvation though he may have found acceptance. No additional sources cited.

O'Neill, Hemingway and Stevens On Money and Meaning

A 5 page analysis of how three great writers each address some of the basic questions in life. The writer looks at Wallace Stevens' poem "Sunday Morning," Ernest Hemingway's "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," and Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey into Night" as to what these great writers say about money and spiritual well being. No additional sources cited.

The Husband in Hemingway’s “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”

A 5 page paper which examines how Hemingway presents the husband in his short story “The Snows of Kilimanjaro.” Bibliography lists 2 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.

The Women Of Hemingway's Short Stories

The stories of Ernest Hemingway, particularly The Short Happy Life Of Francis Macomber and The Snows Of Kilimanjaro, are centered on women, drink, money and ambition. This 5 page paper asserts that Hemingway portrays the wife either as a 'bitch' in character and, or, considered to be a bitch by the husband. The woman is also seen as competent and challenging of the male's virility-based ego. Lastly, the women in these stories are seen either by the reader or by the fictional husband as controlling and manipulative. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Maintaining Identity in Modern Literature

A 5 page essay that analyzes Wallace Stevens' The Idea of Order at Key West; Ernest Hemingway's The Snows of Kilmanjaro; Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man; and T.S. Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock in regards to how these works demonstrates the overwhelming sense of loss that modernism engendered in many writers of artistic temperament in the first half of the twentieth century. No additional sources cited.


This 3-page paper focuses on the importance of location in several of Ernest Hemingway's short stories. Stories discussed include "In a Clean, Well-Lighted Place," The Snows of Kilimonjaro" and "The Killers." Bibligraphy lists 4 sources.

The Theme of the ‘Failed Artist’ in Ernest Hemingway’s Short Story, “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”

A 4 page paper which examines the story’s depiction of the protagonist Harry’s failures and also considers his death and its symbolism. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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.

Herman Melville, Hemingway, & Ellison / Reason and Emotion

A 10 page examination of the way emotion and reason are reflected in these author's worldviews. Looking specifically at 'Bartleby the Scrivener,' 'The Snows of Kilimanjaro,' and Invisible Man, the paper traces a historical progression from irrationality to full-fledged absurdity, and notes the loss of emotional center that accompanies it. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Jake is a Catholic: One View of Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises

This 5 page paper considers the issue of Jake's role as a Catholic in Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. This paper creates the argument that this view is correct, and that Jake's comparison with Cohn underscores his Catholic tendencies. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Symbolism in Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms”

A six page paper showing the importance of symbolic content to the understanding of this 1927 novel by Ernest Hemingway. The paper argues that Hemingway’s use of symbolism underscores his belief that life ultimately has no meaning except for the stoicism created by the hero from inside himself. No additional sources.