Literary Analysis Of Ernest Hemingway 's ' A Feminine Writer '

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Ernest Hemingway is often referred to as a ‘masculine writer’; this is based on his common themes of war, fishing, and fighting. His portrayal of women has caused him to be labeled as a sexist, or a misogynist. Despite traditional gender roles being common in his early life, during his teenage and adult years, he witnessed the rapid change and breakdown in gender roles and identity. In today’s day and age, his work is being analyzed, and it is being argued that he was not a sexist, but instead that his writings expressed almost feminist views. Hemingways female characters show dominance in both romantic and platonic relationships, break traditional gender roles and stereotypes, as well as expressing real, relatable characters that female readers could identify with. Authors are known to use their own lives as a reference for their writings, and Hemingway is no exception to this. It is argued that because of the way his mother treated him as a child, he holds resentment for her and pushes that into his female characters. That however only looks at one aspect of Hemingway’s personal life “in his personal life E. Hemingway always admired bold, resourceful, imaginative women who cared deeply for him and in most instances dedicated themselves to creating the kind of environment he needed and demanded. Thus, E. Hemingway’s fiction and the study of women’s conversational discourse in his short stories deserve a more precise examination”(Baranauskienė, Reda, and Vilija Adminienė…

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