An Analysis Of William Faulkner And Ernest Hemingway 's ' A Rose For A Farewell '

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Finding Style
An author 's style is like his or her signature. It stems from their unique combination of literary elements, and how they weave these aspects into their work. Authors ' styles can be near indistinguishable or the complete antithesis of each other, as in the case of William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway. However, despite the obvious contrasts in the two author’s writings, there are several similarities in their work. Their short stories, Faulkner 's "A Rose for Emily," and Hemingway 's "In Another Country," as well as their novels, As I Lay Dying and A Farewell to Arms, show the development of their style through the use of characterization and themes.
Hemingway uses characterization in his short story "In Another Country" to get across people 's disillusionment as a result of the World War I. The narrator feels alienated from his fellow soldiers, because they "were like hunting-hawks; and I was not a hawk, although I might seem a hawk to those who had never hunted; they, the three, knew better and so we drifted apart" (Hemingway "Country" 804). He is not like the courageous men who earned their medals through hard work and bravery; his medals were simply given to him for his American nationality. The distance established between the narrator and the other soldiers hints at Hemingway 's realistic style. He portrays human relationships as they really are, often with a dark undertone depicting the grim realities of the world. Contrary to his own views, the…

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