notes test 3 - -Hemingway was a mans man and hes not very...

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3-31-09 -Hemingway was a mans man, and hes not very popular with female…? He really like women, and liked doing mens things (hunting and doing adventures) -he could be as mean as a yard dog with his friends, writing about his friends -Fitzgerald and Hemingway were always in very strange competition -he killed himself, had recently been diagnosed with brain cancer -he never forgave his mother Grace because she dressed him as a little girl -female instructors turning against him, or not wanting to teach him as much -developed a style, the work speaks for himself, found a kind of new way to say what he has to say in fiction -the protagonist of THE SUN ALSO RISES Jake Barnes, has been injured like the fisher kind has been injured, Jake is un able to contomate his love for a lady who turns to a younger man (a bull fighter) -he really saw the art of boxing and bull fighting -Hemingway idea of grace under pressure- what do you really show under pressure -he learned very much from Crane -went in fear of the adjective and the adverb, in Hemingway its always he said she said, and the reader puts in the rest of the story -they went over to Paris for artistic inspiration, they also went over there for a drink, it was prohibition -this story should be very accessible to us -the key to writing is revision, its harder to write the short letter bc its hard get out whatever you need ……….??? -everybody knows everybody Nick Adams- The new guys come in, in the very beginning they order but theres rules at the diner, they start a rhetorical confontation with George behind the counter -the men are city slickers -the tip of the iceburg theory, the way that they are dressed, they are wearing gloves, hats, .. -there was a lot of presidtionetial and xenophobic, …………. -the movies are going to help undo the innocence -false innocence in the 50s, bc all the time we are worried about the adam bomb coming?? -that kind of self-conscious notation of the movies, and the movie portraying lost innocence -this was going to take the dark side, the dark side of life and picture it - 4/2/09
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The Killers -Pg.1787- Al and Max are taunting the killers (Nick Adams) by calling him a sissy boy, also by kind of homophobic tauts -this is where things really started to go wrong in America, this would be the time this was read a huge threat to small town innocence and being able to live you life the way you want to live (leaving your doors unlocked and etc.) -they’ve been here for about 45 min.s at this time -Pg. 1788- gagging someone, Hemingway wants us to see how you don’t know how the gag feels except for the person that’s being gagged - “towel…?…in mouth?” -this is real terror he feels finally, loss of innocence, he feels all the texture of the towel stuffed in his mouth - Sam’s in the position to know when to leave it alone - Nick feels the right thing to do, as George does -everybody knows everybody, everybody has some sort of routene - Nick Adams seen all these things to become of age, to come of age is to realize that the
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