The Snows Of Kilimanjaro By Ernest Hemingway Essay

1007 Words Jun 7th, 2015 5 Pages
A Soul without thinking is dead:
Analysis of “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”

Thinking is a pair of wings in a soul that helps a life fly high, powerful, and constantly. “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” is one of the most ambitious stories, representative both the splendidness and method’s limitations by Ernest Hemingway. With the story, the protagonist named Harry recalls his memory to narrate how he struggled bitterly with his past life. Harry pursues his dream of love for art, and he becomes a looser from a failed marriage to immoral sultriness. Finally, he finds his psychic home in sacred Kilimanjaro Mountain; moreover, he dies happily in his dream which the way he flies to Kilimanjaro. Ernest Hemingway emphasizes the importance of self-reflection and its power to alter life.
As for the symbols, first and foremost, Hemingway uses a Kilimanjaro as a title of the story, actually, Kilimanjaro is a representative of Africa, the Initial Continent, which scientists believe the humanity’s original. Africa itself is full of the mysterious natures and ancient thinking. Hemingway constructs the primitive scene to Harry; Africa means the path of moral reflection. Hemingway illustrates that, “Africa was where he had been happiest, in the good time of his life, so he had come out here to start again…He had thought he could get back into training that way. That in some ways he could work that fat off his soul the way a fighter went into the mountains to work and train in order to burn it…

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