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Ernest Hemingway: Recurring Themes
A review of the recurrent themes in Ernest Hemingway's works with specific examples discussed.
# 104847 | 835 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Jun 24, 2008 in Literature (American)

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The paper discusses the recurring themes in Ernest Hemingway's novels and, referring to titles of his works, highlights that these themes are a description of Hemingway's life. The paper relates that, in using these themes, Hemingway portrays his lifestyle and ambitions. The paper then concludes that violence as a theme, in particular, appears in many of his novels.

Violence and its consequences

From the Paper:

"Hemingway's stories contained several recurring themes, such as suicide, destruction of prized possessions, and darkness, among others. Two of his recurrent themes, examined here, were isolation and violence. As with other topics, Hemingway found the inspiration to write about these themes from his own experience: his isolation created by his career and by his depression, his experience in the war and in Spain, among others, creating sources for his violent works. Hemingway was an American icon; today, additional analysis of his works gives them continued value."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Clarence, Lindsay. "Risking Nothing: American Romantics in 'Cat in the Rain.'" The Hemingway Review. 1997. 14 July 2007. <>.
  • Hoffman, Emily. "Tradition and the Individual Bullfighter: The Lost Legacy of the Matador in Hemingway's "The Capital of the World." The Hemingway Review. 2004. <>.
  • Long, David. "The Nick Adams Stories by Ernest Hemingway." StoryLines Midwest. 14 July 2007. <>.
  • Trogodon, Robert W. Ernest Hemingway: A Literary Reference. New York: Avalon Publishing-Carroll & Graf, 2002.

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