Essay Topic 1
Several of the short stories are told from the perspective of a man named Nick, who is thought to represent Hemingway himself. Write an essay analyzing the author’s choice to tell certain stories from Nick’s point of view. How does viewing the events from Nick’s point of view affect the narrative tone?
Essay Topic 2
The setting of “Hills Like White Elephants” is a train. Write an essay exploring how the setting of a train contributes to the theme of change, transition, and/or loss.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay in which you describe Hemingway’s narrative tone. Select one specific adjective and then use one or two of the short stories to support your argument.
Essay Topic 4
Hemingway gives names to some characters, but not others. Write an essay in which you explore why he gives his friend “Guy” a name in the...
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