The Snows of Kilimanjaro Essay | The Inadequacy of Hemingway's Characters

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The Inadequacy of Hemingway's Characters

Summary: Describes the feelings of inadequacy in Ernest Hemingway's characters in The Snows of Kilimanjaro, A Clean, Well-Lighted Place and The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber. Argues that while the characters are well developed, each has a feeling of inadequacy and death was an escape for them.
Ernest Hemingway is considered the most important writer since Shakespeare in literature and the world's greatest storyteller. But most of his work has been influenced by his personal experiences. He has been through a lot of torment in his life and decided to use that to write wonderful stories. One event that really comes out in his work is how he has always felt kind of out of place. I believe that some of the characters in certain of his short stories like Henry in The Snows of Kilimanjaro and the older waiter in A Clean, Well-Lighted Place and Francis Macomber in The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber are troubled by a sense of inadequacy, the same that he has felt all of his life and that he tried to hide by showing a strong and aggressive figure.

Firstly, The Snow of Kilimanjaro is...

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