Essay Topic 1
Discuss the narrative style of “The Snows of Kilimanjaro.” Is the narrator involved in the action or standing outside of it? Is the narrator’s perspective omniscient or limited? Why do you think the author chose this narrative style? How does the narrative style of this story compare with that of Hemingway’s other works?
Essay Topic 2
Describe and discuss the setting of the story as established in the author’s preface. Where is Mt. Kilimanjaro located in Africa? What European nation(s) had control of this region during the time period of the narrative? What is the history of the Maasai people?
Essay Topic 3
What does the leopard in the snow described in the author’s Preface symbolize in the story? Why does the author give this description prior to the opening lines of dialogue? How does the imagery of the leopard tie into the...
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