Hemingway's Iceberg Theory in Hills Like White Elephants and The Killers (eBook)
Hemingway once said: If it is any use to know it, I always try to
write on the principle of the iceberg. There are seven-eights of it
under water for every part that shows. Anything you know you can
eliminate and it only strengthens your iceberg. It is the part that
doesnt show. If a writer omits something because he does not know
it then there is a hole in the story. Hemingway tended to not tell
the reader about how the characters in his stories feel or think.
He lets the reader develop his own ideas about the background or
intentions of the characters. This Essay will show and compare the
use of this theory in two of Hemingway's short stories, Hills
Like White Elephants' and The Killers'. Essay aus dem Jahr
2005 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, Note: 2,0,
Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen (Seminar für Englische
Philologie), Veranstaltung: Proseminar, 5 Quellen im
Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Englisch.