Hemingways kvinnor
: stereotypa eller en spegling av sin tid?

  • Cecilia Holmgren

    Student thesis: Professional degree, Advanced level


    This essay is about the female characters in the books of Hemingway. Are they as simple as some critics say, or are they more complex beings, and which ones of the women in the life of Hemingway, can be noticed in his female characters? In the work with this essay, biographies of Hemingway as well as a few of his novels have been studied. The selected novels are Farewell to Arms, Across the River and into the Trees, The Sun also rises and the short story The Snows of Kilimanjaro. The selection was based on the fact that these stories contain good female characters. The result of the essay is that I don´t think that it is possible to divide the female characters in the works of Hemingway, in two categories. I think that they are more complex beings and a reflection of their time.

    Date of Award2012-Jun-25
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorLennart Leopold (Supervisor)

    Educational program

    • Teacher Education

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Social Sciences (5)


    • hemingway
    • women
    • characters
    • dichotomize
    • bitches

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