Ernest Hemingway Essay Examples

Hills Like White Elephant

Ernest Hemingway makes use of the image of a white elephant in “Hills Like White Elephant.” Legend has it that the emperor of Thailand used to give white elephants as gifts for those people he was displeased with and wanted to punish. The white elephant is useless for normal uses and is extremely expensive to… View Article

Santiago: A Code Hero

Introduction  The Old man and the Sea is one of the novels written by the famous Ernest Hemingway. Just to give a little background, he is a well-known American author. He wrote a number of novels, short stories, and nonfictions. He earned an award for The Old Man and the Sea in 1954. During the… View Article

Hemingway’s novel “The Old Man and the Sea”

Hemingway’s late novel “The Old Man and the Sea” lends itself readily to allegorical and religious interpretation; indeed, myriad critical texts exist wherein  “solutions” to the novel’s extensive and haunting symbolism crowd the pages until the reader begins to doubt the efficacy of any single interpretation. The complexity of Hemingway’s “fish” story demands as wide… View Article

The Old Man And The Sea Case

Introduction Ernest Hemingway’s stories are said to be woven around personal experiences and code heroes who abide by strict moral rules and enjoying a simulating surroundings. The Code Hero in The Old Man and the Sea is typified by Santiago who is basically a free-spirited man. Hemingway’s Code Hero depicts a man who is able… View Article

Hemingway’s The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber

           The three characters in Hemingway’s The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber form a triangle in which the relationships are not clear from the beginning. The plot of the short story is not very complicated: during a safari, the rich and handsome Francis Macomber proves to be a coward when he runs off scared while… View Article

The Short Happy Life of Francis Macombe

The Short Happy Life of Francis Macombe, written by Ernest Hemingway, opens with the Macombers and Robert Wilson enjoying a drink. Francis and Margaret Macomber, a wealthy couple, are on their first safari. Wilson is a professional hunter and their guide for the trip. Just moments before, Francis had been carried into camp by the… View Article

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

“The Sun Also Rises” was published in 1926 and immediately it became a bestseller and made its author famous. It is considered among Hemingway’s best novel. This novel has its origin in Hemingway’s personal life. “A Farewell To Arms” depicts the experience of an ambulance driver in the First World War whereas this novel is… View Article

The Two Waiters At The Café

Ernest Hemingway’s short story, “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” is about two waiters discussing an old customer late in the night.  The younger waiter is anxious to go home, while the older waiter is in no hurry whatsoever.  The latter would like to stay at the café to serve customers who might drop by unexpectedly, seeing… View Article

Ernest Hemingway Legend

Ernest Hemingway is the ideal of an American legend, rugged, no-nonsense, with personal adventures rivaled only by those in his groundbreaking fiction.  His sparse newspaper style created a literary furor and his success came early and grew until the day he died.  In addition to his canonical novels, Hemingway was also adept at short fiction,… View Article

Tone and Style of Ernst Hemingway’s “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”

Ernst Hemingway is probably one of the writers who utilize unique styles with his literary works, especially his short stories. This is evident in his work “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,” wherein he explores the use of tone in style throughout the story. With the unique tone and style, the story becomes more interesting to the… View Article

A Clean, Well-lighted Place and Hills like White Elephants

Introduction             The two stories of Ernest Hemingway happened in a well kept café and an old bar where people spend time to unwind. Looking on both stories, it is tempting to create that the coffee shop could have been the old bar before and the old man may have been frequenting that place when… View Article

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway is one of the most legendary figures in American literature, known for his writing as well as his love of the dangerous—deep sea fishing, big game hunting, bullfighting in Spain, etc. As an author, he covers myriad subject matter in a very distinctive style. His sentences are short and non-descriptive, and the reader… View Article

The Sun Also Rises~ Alienation

In the book The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, the three main characters deal with some form of alienation. The characters who are alienated would be Jake, Brett, and Robert and each of them are dealing with a different type. Jake would be going through powerlessness where he doesn’t have any control over his… View Article

Images of Men and Women

Why people would not consider a man as a woman or vice versa? Men and women are distinct by many ways: different mind-set, different physiological functions as well as characteristics, and so on. Those differences become obstacles between sexes, bonding them together but also separating them apart. One of the obstacles is derived from their… View Article

The Sun Also Rises : Jake Barnes & Ernest Hemingway

The Sun Also Rises was Hemingway’s first novel, published in 1926, written several years after he served in World War I. It deals with the postwar life of expatriates and veterans living in Paris (Europe), who are also called the Lost Generation. They all go to Spain together, to enjoy the bullfights. The book, like… View Article