Ernest Hemingway's "Men Without Women" Analytical Essay by JPWrite

Ernest Hemingway's "Men Without Women"
This paper reviews and examines 6 of the 14 short stories in Ernest Hemingway's classic 1927 novel "Men Without Women."
# 66735 | 1,840 words | 1 source | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Jun 19, 2006 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis) , Literature (Comparative Literature)

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The writer of this paper examines the mood and atmosphere of the 1920s as depicted in Hemingway's collection of short stories "Men Without Women." This paper focuses on the central male characters in 6 of the 14 stories from the author's novel. This paper explores Hemingway's obvious obsession with small-time athletes and bullfighters past their prime. This paper also discusses the author's practice of writing about men rather than women, which is appropriate considering the era in which these stories were written. The writer analyzes the following short stories: "The Undefeated", "In Another Country", "The Killers", "Fifty Grand", "A Simple Enquiry" and "Banal Story".

From the Paper:

"Hemingway was obsessed with the small-time athletes- bullfighters who had their moment in the sun, prize fighters who had their hands raised but, when the really big fight came along, would find themselves on the canvas, stretched out like so much dead meat. Hemingway knows and repeats the callous conversations, the religious and ethnic slurs that come from the mouths of these, usually uneducated, and carefree men who occupy the lower rungs of our society. In "Fifty Grand" Jack, the mediocre fighter, worries about his wife, the property he has in the Bronx and in Florida."

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