Monday, December 3, 2018

The short story "A day's wait"

Hemingway's writing style makes this specific short story interesting. It starts in medias res (which means that it starts in the middle of the plot). This makes the reader interested and engaged in the short story. The plot also fits well with the title because he had to wait a day for nothing. It seems to me like Hemingway's choice of words is something he thought of while he was writing, but at the same time it might come natural to him to be writing like he does. 

In the story the main characters is the father and the boy, which we see the story from the fathers perspective, because he is written in first person, while the boy in second person. The boy got a fever, and thought he was going to die, and because of the misunderstanding he suffered in silence for a whole day. That is an great example of people wasting their lives on suffering for no good reason. This story is fiction, but its a fact that this happens in the world right now. This is where fact becomes fiction. People suffer in silence every day, without even us knowing it. We have to stop wasting our lives on suffering in silence, and instead express ourselves to the world. 

The iceberg theory

According to the website called, Hemingway's writing style is defined by the iceberg theory. The theory goes like this:

"The Iceberg Theory is the writing style of American writer Ernest Hemingway. Influenced by his journalistic career, Hemingway contendedt that by omitting superfluous and extraneous matter, writing becomes more interesting".

The theory explains well how he writes and concludes with something I personally can agree with.

Bilderesultat for "Hemingway's house"

Is it brave to suffer in silence?

To suffer in silence is one of the worst things that a person can choosse to do. It means that you suffer without expressing it in any way. The pain gets locked in yourself, and nobody can help you, because noone knows whats up with you. Most human beings probably needs support from other human beings. We are here to help people feel better, and it would be hard to help someone who doesn't express their feelings. So its indeed not brave to suffer in silence, express your feelings instead.

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