Essay about The End Of Something And The Three Day Blow

955 Words Nov 14th, 2016 4 Pages
In this literary analysis of Hemmingway’s short stories, “The End of Something” and “The Three Day Blow.” The emotional changes and growth of the main character, Nick, are a direct representation of how certain decisions and perceptions of life changing events can affect a person’s life. This analysis will give the readers a new perception of Nick’s emotions undercurrent and growth in these stories. It will also give insight into how simple personal interpretation of a written work has the ability to not only allow an understanding of the characters and plot, but also how the author may have felt themselves as they were writing the piece of work. In the short story, “The End of Something,” Nick has gotten bored with the relationship; he is young and values excitement and spark over comfort and routine. The reader would have to wonder if he was worried that Marjorie is beginning to think of marriage. He tries to pick a fight somewhat with Marjorie by saying things such as, “You know everything. That is the trouble. You know you do” (“The End of Something”). He says these things so he can justify his quick, cruel, and emotionless break up with her. However, Nick seems to have an internal regret coupled with relief about the turn out of the event. He begins to miss her carefree, loving company as well as her obvious love for life and appreciation of all of her surroundings and loved ones. By the end of the short story, Nick is mourning the loss of his optimistic love and…

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