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Comparison Between Pale Horse, Pale Rider By Katherine Ann Porter And The Snows Of Kilimanjaro By Ernest Hemingway

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Comparison Between Pale Horse, Pale Rider By Katherine Ann Porter And The Snows of Kilimanjaro By Ernest Hemingway

This paper is going to discuss and analyze fully two short American
fiction stories which are 'Pale horse, Pale Rider' by Katherine Ann
Porter and ' The Snows of Kilimanjaro' by Ernest Hemingway. By reading
the bibliographies of both these authors, one finds that Porter and
Hemingway have met in a certain period of their life, where they could
have shared lots of ideas and agreed on lots of different issues.

By the end of reading both stories, one notices that there are lots of
similarities found in both stories. One of the obviously noticed
similarity is the autobiographical elements which has been enriched
and elaborated on by the author's imaginations which makes it have the
reality of actual experience lived. It adds to the feelings of the
authors and the people who lived at that period and faced these kinds
of crisis.

Another similarity is the technique of switching from reality to
delirious dreams/ fantasy/hallucinations and vice versa. For example
in ' Pale horse, pale rider' the reader first sees Miranda in a dream
where she was in her childhood home " How I have loved this house in
the morning before we all awake and tangled together like badly cast
fishing lines…Too many have died in this bed already, there are far
too many ancestral bones propped up on the mantelpieces,… what
accumulation of storied dust never allowed to settle in peace for one
moment." With this wealth of precise, vivid details, the author hints
at important ideas that will be developed more fully and richly later
in the story. In the second part of the same dream, there is suspicion
or foreshadowing of death, when pale, evil, and greenish stranger
calls Miranda on a journey, but Miranda says that she is not ready
this time, " I'm not going with you this time, ride on", this was a
big sign of death which came to Miranda and nearly got her but
fortunately she defeated somehow the disease. The author effectively
uses the dream to foreshadow the evil and tragedy that will affect
Miranda from the world she lives in. after the dream the author moves
the reader from the world of Miranda's imagination to the real world
by stating an indirect everyday thought " But let me get a fine yawn
first". The dream world represents the real world.

On the other hand, in " The Snows of Kilimanjaro" the fantasy world
and memories of Harry's past are shown by an italic style of typed
text, which can be easily determined.

Most of Harry's (the protagonist) memories are of his...

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