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The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway - "Summer People" Summary & Analysis

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"Summer People" Summary

Nick spends time with his friends at the seaside. His friend, Odgar, is in love with Kate, but does not know how to approach her. Nick, on the other hand, knows how to develop a physical relationship. The group goes swimming. On returning home, Kate and Nick meet secretly in the woods to have sex. Nick returns to the cottage alone, praying that he will become a good writer.

"Summer People" Analysis

Nick Adams takes on Hemingway's male ideal. He is able to have sex with his friend Kate, despite his knowledge of Kate's relationship with his friend, Odgar. In this sexual encounter, Nick is shown as a domineering male who takes his sexual pleasure where he finds it and does not care about any of the consequences.

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