Short Fiction: Hemingway, O’Connor, Salinger, & Cheever

A collection of my personal reactions to: In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway, A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor, Nine Stories by JD Salinger, & The Stories of John Cheever. May 25, 2005 A lot of emotional suffering took place within the first three chapters of “In Our Time.” Between theContinue reading “Short Fiction: Hemingway, O’Connor, Salinger, & Cheever”

The Stories of John Cheever

In the Stories of John Cheever, Cheever introduces his readers into a world of confused, self-conscious, delusional, corrupt, characters trying to live their lives in a New York Suburb known as Shady Hill. The name Shady Hill is an excellent representation of the suburb’s atmosphere; shady, where things lay somewhere between light and dark. NothingContinue reading “The Stories of John Cheever”

Santiago: The Old Man and the Sea

Santiago is an interesting character to dissect. He is an independent fisherman, completely able on his own to fight off sharks, survive on hardly any food, and spend over three days out at sea by himself. Yet he is lonely, very lonely. Normally independent people are fine on their own. Santiago has contradicting characteristics, whichContinue reading “Santiago: The Old Man and the Sea”