Language in Ernest Hemingway’s “The Doctor and the Doctor’s Wife”

Writing about the connections between Jean Toomer’s Cane and Ernest Hemingway’s In Our Time, Margaret Wright-Cleveland argues that both texts examine social constructions of race. Specifically, she notes that Hemingway’s text “makes clear that both whiteness and blackness are racial constructions.” As such, both Toomer and Hemingway position “race as a formative idea for American modernism.” Today, I want to look at the ways that Hemingway examines language and the construction of meaning and power that language carries with it. I have written about this some before, specifically looking at “Indian Camp” and “Fathers and Sons.”

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My Trip to York Minster

While in York, I just had to visit the York Minster, the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. Today, I want to write some about my visit to the Minster, relaying some of the information that I have learned and sharing some of the pictures that I have taken of it. Like my post on the Brontë Parsonage, this will not be a comprehensive post detailing everything about the Minster. Rather, it will just provide an overview of some of the things that I have found most interesting.

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My Trip to the Brontë Parsonage

Yesterday, I went to Haworth and visited the Brontë parsonage. Before the visit, I started reading Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights; however, I have not had the chance to finish it. From what I’ve read, the first volume and about four chapters of the second, I thoroughly enjoy it, especially the academic discussions about Heathcliff’s ancestry. I plan to do a blog post post on this at some point. Today, I just want to take a moment and write about my experience at Haworth and what I learned.

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