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Ernest Hemingway Abolism Essay

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On September 8, 2009, Annie Le was found inside a wall cavity in the basement of a Yale laboratory, hanging upside down. She had been killed by a Yale lab technician, Raymond J. Clark III. Soon after Le was found, Clark was arrested, found guilty, and sentenced to 44 years in prison. The news of Le’s death brought a serious question to mind; what prompted Clark to kill Le? New Haymond Register author, Randall Beach, wrote about how Clark’s father, Raymond Clark II. He said,”Ray does not understand, how this could have happened." So although there is no concrete explanation, one could infer the murder had nothing to do with Clark as an individual, but men in general. Men are often portrayed as violent, in movies, literature, and other…show more content…
Directly following the buffalo hunt, Macomber feels “an unreasonable happiness” unlike anything he has ever felt. Wilson then becomes embarrassed, upon realizing Macomber has “come of age.” (Fitzgerald 25). This transition Macomber experiences, going from boy to man, hints at the presence of violence in the very core of his existence. The awakening Macomber experiences comes directly from an act of violence. In essence, by hunting animals, whether for sport enjoyment or otherwise, the men in these stories reveal they are inherently violent, thriving off the destruction they leave behind.
Evidently, when presented with a dilemma, Hemingway’s writings suggest men will naturally be drawn to putting other people in danger, rather than themselves. Even before his aforementioned awakening, Francis Macomber was showing hints of brutality. While the lion is wounded and waiting in the tall grass, Macomber becomes afraid, and offers to send beaters in to look for the lion, instead of going in himself. Wilson quickly dismisses this idea, however, on account of how it is “just a touch murderous” (Fitzgerald 15). Macomber’s utter disregard for the live of anyone other than himself goes to show men aren’t only violent for amusement, but at their most basic instinct. It is almost as if Macomber forgets the beaters are just as human as he is. In another one of Hemingway’s stories, The Interchapters, Chapter IV depicts the narrator while at war. The narrator describes
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