Discussion Notes: The Snows of Kilimanjaro
Find this weeks story here: The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway
Next weeks story is La Cuesta Encantada by Colette Sartore
This week we discussed Gerald’s favorite author, Hemingway. Gerald wasn’t shy about his fanboy love for Hemingway and this story, particularly the sections that flash back to wars and living among the common people. Maya enjoyed the story over all, but was troubled by the poorly drawn female character. The hosts debate how Hemingway could have shown a more human female character which staying in the male narrator’s point of view. When it came to descriptions and theme, Anais liked the theme of fraud and imposter syndrome. Rammy liked the scenes between the couple on safari, but took some issue with some “explicit” content in the narrator’s past, which utterly confused the other hosts who didn’t find the story explicit at all! So what was (or was not) explicit? Tune in to find out.
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