The Snows of Kilimanjaro | Study Guide

Ernest Hemingway

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the-snows-of-kilimanjaro-ernest-hemingwayThe Snows ofKilimanjaroby the NumbersVultures outsidethe tent waiting for Harry to die at the beginning of The Snows of Kilimanjaro15Year a film adaptation of The Snows of Kilimanjarostarring Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, and Ava Gardner was released1952Safaris Hemingway took to Africa 2Harrym full of poetry now. Rot and poetry. Rotten poetry.ISymbolsMountaintopRepresents purity and Harrys longing for redemption LeopardEmbodies immortality, strength, and courage HyenaSymbolizes Harrys spiritual and physical deathSources: Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Ernest Hemingway Collection, IMDb, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Live Science, New York Times, NobelPrize.orgCopyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.A Nobel Prizewinning writer, Hemingway loved adventure and risk. He drove ambulances during World War I and hunted big game on African safaris. He also lived in, and loved, Paris. His stories like The Snows of Kilimanjaroexamine the allure of travel and the resilience of the human spirit.ERNEST HEMINGWAY18991961AuthorHarryCynical writer and war veteran; neglectful of his health but thoughtful about the pastHelenOptimistic heiress; encourages Harry to think he will recoverComptonAdept, personable pilot; gives Harry hope during his dying hoursMoloAttentive safari servant; provides drinks and moves Harrys cotMain CharactersSPOUSESBOSSPASSENGERDeath & DecayAs Harrys body and soul wither, deaths close relationship to life begins to show in ordinary things.Writers ResponsibilityHarrys guilt over not preserving enough history through writing leads to questions about ethics and the importance of writing.Postwar Trauma & LossTragedy—shown to be an inevitable part of life—defines charactersrelationships and actions.World War I veteran Harry is a failed writer—and dying in Africa while vultures eagerly await his demise. As he revisits the highs and lows of his chaotic life, he thinks of the stories he was meant to write but didnt, and considers his tendency to spoil experiences. Will he find meaning and redemption before deaths deadline arrives?Death, Love, and Fear on SafariTHEMESEnglishOriginal Language1936Year PublishedErnest HemingwayAuthorThe Snows of KilimanjaroShort StoryTragedy

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