David leigh is a well published author who wrote many

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interchapters. David Leigh is a well-published author who wrote many articles in various journals. Most of his writings are based off of religion and spirituality. Moddelmog, Debra A. "The Unifying Consciousness Of A Divided Conscience: Nick Adams As Author Of In Our Time." American Literature 60.4 (1988): 591. Academic Search Premier . Web. 25 Feb. 2013. In her essay, Debra Moddelmog examines the possibility of Nick Adams being a direct representation of Hemingway. She mentions the risk Hemingway takes in making a novel that is close to the line distinguishing fact from fiction. She goes so far as to argue that In Our Time could be read as an autobiography because of its relations to the Nick Adams stories. Moddelmog depicts Nick as a hero and she focuses her attention largely towards the last story of In Our Time , “The Big-Hearted River”. She discusses the connection between Nick reminiscing and thinking about his life to the stories and vignettes that describe it more in
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32 detail. I want to use her article to argue whether or not Nick Adams really is a hero and what Hemingway’s message is by having this character go through an experience that changes him psychologically. Expanding upon that I want to connect that point with whether or not that supports or opposes the assumption that Nick is the “Hemingway hero”. Young, Philip. "Adventures of Nick Adams." Nick Adams . Ed. Bloom Harold. N.p.: Chelsea House, 2004. 7-26. Print. Philip Young illustrates Nick as a hero but also what he terms “a wounded man”. He mentions how the last story in In Our Time depicts the life of a sick man who needs to be physically occupied in order to avoid experience traumatic flashbacks from the war. He discusses how the issue of Nick Adams is not found in the first half of the book in which Nick is faced with seeing a suicide, and breaking up with a girl he claims he loves. Instead, it is in the depictions of war and what happened as he went to war. Young provides an argument saying that 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.
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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
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