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The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway - "Fifty Grand" Summary & Analysis

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"Fifty Grand" Summary

Jack is an older boxer who has had a successful career. He spends a few weeks on a health farm getting into shape for an important match against Walcott. Jack misses his family and regrets having spent so much time away from them during his career. Jack bets against himself in this match, hoping to make money on a match he is sure he will lose. He rents a hotel room to stay in after the fight because he does not want his family to see how badly he is beaten. He goes against Walcott for more than eleven rounds and gets beaten badly. At the end of the match, he hits Walcott below the belt and loses the match.

"Fifty Grand" Analysis

Unlike many Hemingway characters, Jack is an older man who is past his prime. He is...

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