"Hills like White Elephants" Analytical Essay by Top Papers

"Hills like White Elephants"
An examination of the biographical elements in Ernest Hemingway's short story "Hills Like White Elephants".
# 138272 | 750 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (American)

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This paper compares Ernest Hemingway's short story "Hills Like White Elephants" to his life. The paper details his expatriotism, travels to Spain, marriages, drinking, fleeting catholicism and regard for human life and relationships in it. The paper also discusses how his experiences enriched his writing.

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"Ernest Hemingway's short story "Hills Like White Elephants" mirrors his life both personally and historically. "Hills like White Elephants" was published in 1927 in his anthology of short works, "Men Without Women". A much discussed and highly controversial tale, the story is atypical of Hemingway's style, using spare prose and understated dialogue. The effect is a masterfully lean, poignant tale of two people interacting, and one that incorporates a lot from Hemingway's own life. Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois in 1899. After the United States entered the First World War, Hemingway joined a volunteer Ambulance..."

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