Masculinity In Hemingway's Indian Camp

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Essay on Indian Camp. The author, Lisa Tyler focuses on the end of the story, she says that Nick is trying to protect himself from pain when he says that he’ll never die, mirroring his father when he says that the screams are nor important. Nick refers implicitly to the Indian man who killed himself cause he emphasized with his wife. Nick associates the emphasizing with the death, so he says that he’d never do that so he’ll never die. Tyler notices how the other Indians left the room, cause they couldn’t bear the screams. This is a focal point for the theme of masculinity. It can be read as “women are stronger than man” or as a double vision of masculinity. A real man is the one who stays and can bear the screams, like the doctor. Men who leave are not real…show more content…
All gender roles are ironic. We are taught by society that one type of being is okay and one is not. Nothing is neutral. In this story is the same with masculinity. Only one is real, the other is not okay. The figure of Uncle George is ambiguous. It’s not known what’s his relationship with the tribe, why does he stay behind and where does he go?. In Hemingway’s works is visible the so-called “iceberg theory” aka “the theory of omission”. (Suicide, lakes, abortion, labor, water, boats are recurring in H’s prose). According to Tyler noticing can be considered a keyword for the story. In the story there’s the connection between the cut of the woman’s belly and the cut of her husband’s throat. Indian Camp is part of a collection called In Our Time, published in 1925. This story was also published years before in 1924 in the Transatlantic Review, that was a literary magazine in Paris. A bunch of writers in this time period were known as The Lost Generation because they left the US and moved to Europe because there they had a more nurturing environment. At the beginning it was Gertrude Stein who left for Europe, then she was followed by many
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