The Snows Of Kilimanjaro By Ernest Hemingway Essays

1889 Words Jan 7th, 2015 8 Pages
Some may say Ernest Hemingway had two different personas similar to "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". One personality being the accomplished, well known writer that most perceived while others closer to him knew he also had an adventurous side. Hemingway was a talented fisherman and hunter. He spent a significant amount of his free time in the outdoors; exploring, hunting and fishing. For example, Hemingway spent three months on an African safari hunting lions and other large game that roamed the African grasslands. His first African safari inspired and infused him with the materials needed to write one of his many short stories, "The Snows of Kilimanjaro". There is a close relationship between the title of "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" and nature which is found through Africa 's weather and terrain . Interestingly Mount Kilimanjaro is located in South Africa, where the climate is considered quite warm but due to multiple factors the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro consistently has snow. Hemingway was known for his minimalist writing style, which means that he could convey a message using very few words. This can be seen in Hemingway 's "The Old Man and the Sea", as he tries to focus more on the context of the story rather than long descriptions. "The Old Man and the Sea" is a novella written by Ernest Hemingway and published in 1952. Once again stimulated by nature, Hemingway was inspired to write this famous novella on a fishing trip with his good friend, Gregorio Fuentes. On the…

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