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Unformatted text preview: in these instances, Nick is directly facing violence and death, which is to a larger scale, more painful and traumatic than what he experienced as a child. I want to use Young’s argument to develop the idea of war and its psychological effect on Nick. 33 Jung Prospectus Topic: I want to investigate the role of Nick Adams in Hemingway’s In Our Time and the idea of him being a “hero”. I also want to discuss the structure of the novel and how it might relate the psychological state of Nick because he is a war veteran. I plan on opposing the view of Stephen Clifford. He thinks that the reoccurrence of characters’ names does not necessarily mean that it is the same character. Clifford believes that the random stories that do not mention Nick have no connection to him. The essays written by David Leigh, Debra Moddelmog, and Philip Young are the ones that I plan on focusing in support of my essay. They go in depth describing the psychological condition of Nick, especially in “The Big Hearted River”. They also mention the structure of the novel itself and how that plays a role in being a physical representation of Nick’s psychological state. Moddelmog and Young go further in discussing the idea of Nick being the “Hemingway hero”. I hope to research their idea of a “Hemingway hero” and the qualities that Nick possesses that makes these authors give him that title. I want my thesis to explore the reason why Hemingway structured his novel the way he did and what kind of message that sends in reference to Nick and his psychological character. 34 Artifact 3 – Paper 2 Draft 1 Comments Linda Jung WR150 A1 March 8, 2013 Paper 2 – Draft 1 Often times, the structure of a novel holds great significance to its story. Whether it is written in chapters or short stories or poems, the author intentionally structures the story in order to help tell his/her story. Ernest Hemingway is a prime example of this. His novels were written in what is known as a short story cycle. Each of his stories could be read individually because they have a proper beginning, middle and end. Yet altogether, the stories are vaguely connected with one another. 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. One in particular, is the discussion of who the ultimate author of In Our Time is. There are a lot of different opinions on this matter 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 who created the stories and vignettes....
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