Ernest Hemingway- female and male

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Ernest Hemingway was one of the greatest American writers, but he was also one of the worst in depicting life and women. In his story, Hemingway projects a male-dominated world in his fiction. In fact, the protagonists conform to the aggressively male stereotype so dear to Hemingway. An important point that emerges from these 'love stories' in that they usually depict the love-relationship as a failure. All the stories that read , none of them depicted a satisfactory lasting, mutually shared love between a man and a woman.

"The End of something," for instance, shows Nick breaking up his love affair with Marjorie. In this story we came across the Hemingway protagonist withdrawing from a relationship after he had taken a step forwards forming it. The conversion with his friend, Bill, at the end of the story indicates that it was preplanned. First Nick tries to pick up a quarrel with Marjorie but she guesses that Nick is troubled by something else:

"You don't have to talk silly," Marjorie said: "What's really the matter."

"I don't know."

"Of course you know."

"No I don't ."

Nick looked on at the moon, coming up over the hills.

"It's isn't fun any more."

He was afraid to look at Marjorie. Then he looked at her.

She sat there with her back toward him. He looked at her back. "It isn't fun

any more. Not any of it."

She didn't say anything. Hw went on. " I feel as though everything was gone

to hell inside of me. I don't know, Marge. I don't know what to say.

"No," Nick said. Marjorie stood up. Nick sat there, his head in his hands.

After Marjorie leaves, Bill arrives and asks Nick if everything went well. This indicates that they had planned this...