Comparison Between Pale Horse, Pale Rider By Katherine Ann Porter And The Snows of Kilimanjaro By Ernest Hemingway

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Comparison Between Pale Horse, Pale Rider By Katherine Ann Porter And The Snows of Kilimanjaro By Ernest Hemingway

This paper is going to discuss and analyze fully two short American fiction stories which are 'Pale horse, Pale Rider' by Katherine Ann Porter and ' The Snows of Kilimanjaro' by Ernest Hemingway. By reading the bibliographies of both these authors, one finds that Porter and Hemingway have met in a certain period of their life, where they could have shared lots of ideas and agreed on lots of different issues.

By the end of reading both stories, one notices that there are lots of similarities found in both stories. One of the obviously noticed similarity is the autobiographical elements
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The author effectively uses the dream to foreshadow the evil and tragedy that will affect Miranda from the world she lives in. after the dream the author moves the reader from the world of Miranda's imagination to the real world by stating an indirect everyday thought " But let me get a fine yawn first". The dream world represents the real world.

On the other hand, in " The Snows of Kilimanjaro" the fantasy world and memories of Harry's past are shown by an italic style of typed text, which can be easily determined.

Most of Harry's (the protagonist) memories are of his past as a writer and his love affairs. Harry lives his life through his past, he regrets everything he done, he's mentally and physically ill. Harry is very bitter towards the woman, his companion on the wild African safari, his remarks were very cruel and harsh, for example "you bitch, you rich bitch". Perhaps the inspiration of Harry's character came from Hemingway who was misogynist himself. Harry blames his failure on everyone but he haven't got the cpurage to face reality and blame himself, "she shot very well this good, this rich bitch, this kindly
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