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Mention the structure of the novel itself and how

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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.
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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. This issue brings up the larger question of what exactly the structure of this novel is and the purpose that that serves to the reader. Furthering their arguments, Moddelmog describes In Our Time as a novel and not just a collection of stories. Brogan, on the other hand, describes Hemingway’s novel as having a cubist anatomy. Despite these two opinions, it is clear that Hemingway is the implied author of In Our Time and the
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35 Jung structure of his novel categorizes his piece of work as a short story cycle as opposed to a novel and a cubist piece of literature. In Our Time has a lot of publication history that also adds to the debate of its structure and message. The book itself has undergone many different modifications within the first decade that the first edition was published. In the 1924 edition, in our time was just an isolated collection of eighteen vignettes labeled with Roman numerals. Later, sixteen of those vignettes were included in the 1925 edition, intermixed with short stories. Then, the first story of the book, “On the Quai and Smyrna” replaced the “Introduction by the Author” that was originally present. Furthermore, there was a separate book published that were stories only involving Nick Adams, called the Nick Adams Stories . Many of these stories happen to appear in
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