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Unformatted text preview: If my thesis is true, does it change my understanding of any of these topics? • Conceptual consequences If my thesis is true, should I/we do anything about any of those topics? • Practical consequence o Answer: More research RUN-ON SENTENCES • Two or more independent clauses incorrectly put together • Three solutions: o Coordinating conjunctions For, and, nor, but, or, yet, so However CANNOT be used o Create a dependent clause o Introduce a full stop (semi-colon, period) CLARITY Use concrete subjects/verbs Try to avoid “to be” verbs (is, are, etc.) COHESION Say that same thing in fewer words 41 Jung Paper 2 Final Draft Linda Jung WR150 A1 March 29, 2013 A Hemingway Debate: The Effect of Structure on an Author’s Message Often times, the structure of a novel holds great significance to its story. Whether it is written in chapters, short stories, or poems, the author intentionally structures the story in order to help tell it. Ernest Hemingway is a prime example of this. Each of his stories can be read individually because they have a proper beginning, middle and end. Yet altogether, the stories are vaguely connected with one another. However, there has been a large debate on the structure of Hemingway’s novels and his overall intentions behind them. In Our Time is one of Hemingway’s novels that have been the topic of these debates. There are a lot of different opinions on this about the structure of this novel and how that is correlated with Hemingway’s overall message. But two of the strongest are from Debra A. Moddelmog and Jacqueline V. Brogan. Moddelmog suggests that Nick Adams, the main character in Hemingway’s In Our Time, is the implied author while Brogan believes that Nick cannot be the author and that it was indeed Hemingway is the implied author. This issue brings up the larger question of what exactly the structure of this novel is and the purpose that the structure serves to the reader. Furthering their arguments, Moddelmog describes In Our Time as a novel and not just a collection of stories, which helps her to conclude that Hemingway used Nick as a way to portray himself and his bravery. Brogan, on the other hand, describes Hemingway’s novel as having a cubist anatomy and that Hemingway offers a larger message of the reality of the world in “our time”. Despite Brogan’s accurate depiction of the structure of the novel, 42 both scholars’ arguments are faulty in pinpointing Hemingway’s ultimate message. Intertwining the vignettes and short stories together does help create a cubist anatomy. But in the larger scheme of things, this structuring allows Hemingway to display the affect of a traumatic experience on one’s view on life. In Our Time is a short story cycle that represents the disruptive effect of war on one’s life and how one sees himself or herself....
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