Rushdie vs Hemingway

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Rushdie vs. Hemingway Salman Rushdie and Ernest Hemingway both write with very different styles. In Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Rushdie writes with a great deal of details, forcing the reader to see exactly what Rushdie is imagining. He uses that and foreshadowing to put together his creative story together. Hemingway, on the other hand, is quite different from Rushdie in that he uses very little detail in In Our Time to convey scenes and events. Comparatively, Hemingway isn’t nearly as descriptive as Rushdie is. Hemingway also uses gross repetition in order to make his points clear and to define what is important. Rushdie and Hemingway have very conflicting styles in that Rushdie writes with great detail and imagination, whereas Hemingway writes short and concise sentences which are essentially devoid of emotion. Hemingway’s style is very fitting for his novel In Our Time. One quality of his style is the repetition that he employs. The repetition he uses is very fitting, especially in this novel, which is set during World War I. Much of the repetition is used between two characters. “’I don’t know. There’s a difference.’ ‘I don’t see it,’ said Bill. ‘All right,’ said Nick. ‘Let’s get drunk.’ ‘All right,’ Bill said. ‘Let’s get really drunk.’ ‘Let’s get drunk and then go swimming,’ Nick said.” (48). Hemingway uses this technique to truly duplicate how a conversation would actually take place. He does not use lengthy or very descriptive sentences. The vast majority of his text is short and concise. He avoids the use of direct statements and descriptions of emotion. This ties perfectly into his theme of masculinity. Hemingway’s prose lacks emotion, just as men are supposed to never show their emotion no matter what the situation is. “‘If you think the logs are stolen, leave them alone and take your tools back to camp,’ the doctor said. ‘Don’t go

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