Review Of Hemmingway's "In Our Time"



In life we experience many transitions that are part of the making of who we are. These transitions occur in the environment that surrounds us and can have profound impacts on the moulding of who a person is, the choices he/she will make and what that person has potential of becoming in the future. In the book "In Our Time," written by Ernest Hemmingway, the transition of childhood to adulthood is explored from a very male point of view on almost all subjects ranging from sexism to masculinity. From the stories in the book it is evident that Hemmingway is a sexist male and he is not at all afraid to show it. An analytical study done with the female characters in the book would show that ...

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fit for a novel. If the book is compared to life it is evident that there is not a single distinct pattern that neither the book nor life itself follows. The repitition of the character Nick can be related to a main character in a novel. The similarities in the style of thought between all the male characters show a correlation with life. These correlations are the way that subcontiously we all make choices that suit our best interests, such as the people in which we choose to be around and the types of things we encounter. For example, a person who is adventurous is not going to limit themselves and engage in extremely boring activities; they will most likely steer themselves toward the more interesting aspects of life. Just as a person who is passive is going to become part of a lifestyle that satisfies their personality traits. One of the main underlying topics in the book is Hemmingway's views as to what a man should act like and the kind of activities he should be involved ...

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way that he explained the events of the day to him. After Nick has seen these events of blood, death, birth, and unearthly pain he asks his father the question of whether or not it is hard to die. His father replies that he thinks "its pretty easy. It all depends..." (page 19) and leaves it at that. Nick must have been contemplating in his mind that if murdering yourself was easy then what in life is hard. In todays society this whole experience can be explained by psychologists as probably being the male inability to express his emotions. Nick must have been wondering why his father brought him into a situation like this, but if we look into the idea of transitions then it must be ...

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