Authorial Styles of Hemingway and Fitzgerald


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Authorial Styles of Hemingway and Fitzgerald
Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald are two of the most popular and praised American writers of the past one hundred years. Their stories are often very true to life and describe everyday moments that represent something larger. Despite these similarities, however, Fitzgerald and Hemingway have very different writing styles. Hemingway is known for his sparse and direct prose, while Fitzgerald is often more descriptive, character-driven and humorous. Hemingway’s “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” and Fitzgerald’s “An Alcoholic Case” are both good examples of the authorial styles of both writers.
The differences in the authorial style of these writers can be best seen by examining a key passage in...
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On the surface these stories appear very similar: they both deal with working-class characters caring for drunkards; they both have mostly unnamed characters; and they both have a lot of dialogue. By isolating one key passage in both stories, however, the differences in authorial style and the way in which both writers use point of view, focus shifts and characterization to express their meaning can be clearly seen.
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Fitzgerald, F. Scott. “An Alcoholic Case”. Project Guttenberg. 1
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Hemingway, Ernest. “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”.
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