In Our Time By Ernest Hemingway

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In Ernest Hemingway’s In Our Time, one of the recurring themes represented in this story is that relationships just don’t last. Throughout this compilation of short stories, several of them entail relationships beginning and ending for a common cause… one of the people in the relationship believes that the relationship is done with nothing to save while the other is optimistic about the couple's future. An example of this in the fourth story called The End of Something, in this story Nick becomes more and more distant from a hopeful Marjorie as he realizes their relationship is ending. Marjorie, clinging to a sliver of hope that could help them stay together, points out the values in their relationship with subtle hints while Nick shoots

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