This study guide will help you analyze the short story “The End of Something” (1925) by Ernest Hemingway. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on summary, structure, characters, setting, narrator and point of view, language, theme and message.
American author and journalist Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) is considered a key figure in twentieth-century literature. He belongs to the literary current called Modernism and has won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. The short story “The End of Something” features Nick Adams, a fictional character who is partially autobiographical. The plot of the story has also been inspired by real events in the life of the author from when he was a teenager and had a relationship with a girl called Marjorie Bump.
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