Ernest Hemingway Critical Evaluation

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As one of the greatest American authors ever, "He wins our assent, perhaps now more than ever. His emotions were prophetic, his antennae were out to the truth"(Bloom 201). These words, nonetheless, describe the great Ernest Hemingway. Born in 1899, Hemingway covered nearly every war by way of journalism, as well as fighting, until his passing in 1961. With this journalism came his signature journalistic style of writing to express feeling and emotions, such as in one of his well known short stories "Indian Camp". In many of his stories, as found in "Soldier's Home", this style may seem unimaginative and plain, but in reality it conveys true, genuine emotions. Ernest Heimingway provides realistic emotions through imagery, symbolism, and characterization in the stories "Indian Camp" and "Soldier's Home". In the short story "Indian Camp", Ernest Hemingway presents realistic emotions through imagery, symbolism, and characterization. First, Hemingway shows realistic emotions through imagery. While heading to the camp, the narrorator explains, "They came around a bend and a dog came out barking. Ahead were the lights of the shanties where the Indian bark-peelers lived. More dogs rushed out at them. The two Indians sent them back to the shanties. In the shanty nearest the road there was a light in the window" (Hemingway, "Indian Camp" 1). By using imagery to describe the situation, he makes it easy to feel the intensity of the setting. Also, Hemingway demonstrates Nick's growing maturity as he defies his father's requests to witness and avoid two different explicit and emotionally painful situations (Robert 20). The use of imagery by Hemingway emphasizes the detail of Nick's conflicts to make them even more lifelike. Next, the use of symbolism provides realistic emtions in Hemingway's "Indian Camp". In the story the Indian husband's suicide resembles a symbol of

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