The Little Unyielding Man and the Big Great Hero –An Analysis of Child Characters in Indian Camp and A Day’s Wait毕业论文

 2021-04-02 11:04

摘 要




1. Introduction -------------------------------------------------------------------------------1

2. Demonstration-----------------------------------------------------------------------------2

2.1 Hemingway’s childhood and his little heroes----------------------------------------3

2.1.1The experience in Hemingway’s childhood----------------------------------------3

2.1.2 Effects of Hemingway’s childhood on his writing--------------------------------3

2.2 Similarities between child characters and code heroes-----------------------------4

2.2.1 Confrontation with challenge, danger or even death------------------------------4

2.2.2 Courage and endurance----------------------------------------------------------------5

2.2.3 Confusion of life and death-----------------------------------------------------------5

2.3 Characteristics peculiar to the children------------------------------------------------6

2.3.1 Weakness and simplicity---------------------------------------------------------------6

2.3.2 Kindness and sympathy----------------------------------------------------------------6

2.4 The symbolic meanings of the child characters---------------------------------------7

2.4.1 The younger code heroes---------------------------------------------------------------7

2.4.2 Reflection of Hemingway’s childhood and hope-----------------------------------8

3. Conclusion-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------9

Works Cited -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------10


The Little Unyielding Man and the Big Great Hero

—An Analysis of Child Characters in Indian Camp and A Day’s Wait

  1. Introduction

Ernest Miller Hemingway was born in an ordinary family on July 21, 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois, the suburb of Chicago. His father was a physician and his mother was a musician, both of whom are well-educated and well-respected in the conservative community of Oak Park. He excelled in English classes and performed in the school orchestra with his sister for two years. In his junior years, he took a journalism class. The better writers in class had a right to submit their pieces to The Trapeze, the school newspaper. Hemingway and his sister both had pieces submitted to The Trapeze. Hemingway’s first piece, released in January 1916, was about a local performance by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. However, nobody foresaw that the little boy would one day become one of the greatest authors and Hemingway would become a glorious name in the history of literature.

After the United States entered the First World War, he joined the volunteer ambulance unit in the Italian army. Serving as the frontage, he was wounded and spent considerable time in hospitals. After his return to the United States, he became a reporter for Canadian and American newspapers and was soon sent back to Europe to cover such events as the Greek Revolution. During the twenties, Hemingway became a member of the group of expatriate Americans in Paris, which he described in his first important work The Sun Also Rises. A Farewell to Arms was equally successful. Hemingway imbued his works with his experiences as a reporter and a soldier such as For Whom the Bell Tolls. The Old Man and Sea, the story of an old fisherman, pictured us a great fisherman and his long and lonely struggle with a huge fish and the sea, and his victory in the end. It seems Hemingway had a great interest in portraying soldiers, hunters and bullfighters whose courage and honesty are set against the brutal ways of nature and society and who sometimes lose their faith and hope during the fierce confrontation. Indeed, Hemingway did create some characters that never fade out. Hemingway’s works are regarded as the embodiment and symbol of hard-boiled literature which is known to all as unfeeling, callous, coldhearted, rough, cynical,

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