The Snows Of Conflict By Ernest Hemingway

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Frederick O’Keefe
Lit 315
Final Essay
Module 7

The Snows of Conflict

Many believe Ernest Hemingway to be one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Hemingway was influential in the modernist movement that took place after the First World War. The lost generation created their voice, and Hemingway was helped to lead the chorus that shifted American literature. His writing style and narration were concise and direct with little in the way of the conflict that builds in his stories. The Snows of Kilimanjaro is one such work where the conflict is chiefly internal yet is shown through an inner and external description that could add to an evaluation of this short story. An examination of how Earnest Hemingway’s prose and narrative style added to the internal conflict of Harry in The Snows of Kilimanjaro will help to appreciate Hemingway’s style of prose and his relationship with the typical person. The modernist movement that took place soon after the beginning of the twentieth century was affected by the most horrific war known The war lead many to question the events of life, death, what is important, and how we view everything. Ernest Hemingway is considered to be a leader of that movement.
To appreciate how he makes use of his prose and narrative and how they add to the conflict there must be an understanding of what those terms are and what the modernist movement in literature is. The Norton Anthology describes prose as “the regular form of spoken and
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