A Big Two Hearted River Analysis

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A Big Two Hearted River has been seen typically as a short story in which Nick camps out and goes fishing in a very gloomy aspect. There are many interpretations that Hemingway 's short story could be understood as. As the story proceeds, readers get the sense of a distressing mood while Nick travels through a deserted town and eventually finds his campsite. Hemingway uses imagery with the environment he describes and theme in the way he expresses freedom and happiness throughout the story to emphasize the idea of being rejuvenated and living content after Nick 's troubled past with war and loss of friends. The image Hemingway gives when the narrator describes a burned down town is a way of describing Nick 's past being gone and giving him a chance to learn from his experiences and start over. Nick then recalls a friend called Hopkins and drinks coffee, Hopkins 's way in remembrance merely to stay content. "The coffee per Hopkins. The coffee was bitter. Nick laughed." (Perkins 1206). Every move Nick makes is in relation to certain guidelines a person would do to stay happy, like remembering happy times and reenact them. Also, coffee is a drink most people drink to start off the day right by not being in an angry mood. Nick wasn 't used to drinking coffee often because he couldn 't remember which way to make it, but as soon as he remembers how Hopkins made it, Nick does not hesitate in getting the coffee ready. All through the story, Hemingway describes the setting well and
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