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written so directly about themselves. "You always said you loved Paris" (Hemingway 5). Harry?s wife tells him in "The Snows of Kilimanjaro." Hemingway did to. It was also the birth place of his first child as well. Here like in so many cases throughout the short story Hemingway is writing about himself. Hemingway often said that "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" was his favorite accomplishment and that he had never written so closely about himself in any other of his writings. This is very evident throughout the book, a feeling that Harry is truly Hemingway is very clear from the first to the last page of "The Snows of Kilimanjaro." Every time that Hemingway goes back in time in this story he is giving us view of the life he has lived. He blames

everything and everyone for what he would have liked to do, or what he could have done, but didn?t. Throughout the novel Harry is clearly shown to be a writer by his constant regret of not finishing his work. Here Hemingway is once again referencing himself in his story. The vivid image that grows is so similar to Hemingway?s life, an almost concurrent biography of Hemingway could be written between the two characters. Harry?s character was so much like that Hemingway himself. His own experiences, feeling, and even personality in many ways were his own. By capturing the essence of death and the meaning of life, Hemingway created one of his best works with "The Snows of Kilimanjaro." He would never truly be able to write about death first hand, but virtually the entire

plot surrounding this idea comes from Hemingway?s firsthand experiences. Hemingway?s incredible literary talent allowed him to express himself in ways few people can. Yet Hemingway didn?t use this talent to write about something he had seen pictures or read about. Hemingway wrote about what he saw with his very own eyes. Hemingway, Ernest. The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories. Charles Scribner?s Sons, 1927 Bowen Zack "On Hemingway" Blooms Major Short Story Writers. Pennsylvania: Chelsea House Publishers, 1999 Gunton, Sharon "On The Snows of Kilimanjaro" Contemporary Literary Criticism: Michigan: Gale Research Company, 1981