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.

Ernest Hemingway's "Indian Camp" - Early Childhood Trauma And Personality Formation

6 pages in length. Childhood experiences - both good and bad - serve to formulate an individual's lifelong perspectives, judgments and beliefs, all of which ultimately construct his personality. Parents toil especially hard to make sure every situation has an underlying lesson to take away so the child realizes the importance of learning from everything that happens in one's life. Earnest Hemingway's work sought to pass along this message in virtually all his writings, not the least of which is the traumatic encounter Nick Adams undergoes in Indian Camp and how it was instrumental in shaping the boy's personality with regard to compassion for his fellow man. Bibliography lists 6 sources.


This essay compares and contrasts the women in Chekhov's 'The Darling' and Hemingway's 'Hills Like White Elephants,' and demonstrates how the female protagonists must depend on their men for their lives. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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.

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.

Hemingway’s Short Stories: The Changing Role of the Female

A 15 page paper comparing and contrasting the role of women in the first two collections of Hemingway’s short stories, In Our Time and Men Without Women. Stories covered include “Soldier’s Home,” “The End of Something,” “Cat in the Rain,” “Hills Like White Elephants,” “Che Ti Dice La Patria?,” and “A Canary For One.” Bibliography lists 9 sources.

"The Sun Also Rises": Character Analysis

A 10 page paper which provides a character analysis of Jake and Brett. The paper compares Jake and Brett, Jake and the other men, and Brett and the other men. The paper presents the thesis that all of these relationships support one another in regards to the characters' need to find value and meaning in life following WWI. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

“Men Without Women” by Hemingway

A 4 page paper which examines elements in the short stories that are found in Ernest Hemingway’s work “Men Without Women.” No additional sources cited.

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.

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: 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's Men and Women

This 11 page paper discusses the way men and women are portrayed in the works of Ernest Hemingway. Bibliography lists 6 sources.


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.

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.

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.