The End Of Harry: The Snows Of Kilimanjaro

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The End of Harry: “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” Harry is the main character in this short story, and he dies from his choices of abusing women, alcohol, and money. He picks up several bad qualities while abusing these items, which ultimately lead to his death. Hemingway uses this story to convey his own personal life story. In his short story “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”, Harry battles with infection and struggles to stay alive long enough to be rescued. Harry fails to live because of his own personal flaws in Ernest Hemingway’s “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”. Harry dies because of his laziness. One critic notes that Harry’s laziness is shown in his failure to disinfect a scratch on his leg (Oliver 337). All Harry needs to do in order to survive is to simply put iodine on his wound. Harry claims…show more content…
Critics say that Harry dies from his laziness from failing to treat his wound. The scratch turns to gangrene, ultimately leading to his death. If Harry had put iodine on his cut, he would not have died (Oliver 339). Harry’s failure to do this ordinary task causes his death. Harry’s laziness to put iodine on the cut relates to his inability to become an author. Harry has several ideas that he thinks will make good stories. He is too lazy to use these ides and actually start writing about these ideas. Harry realizes he would not get the chance to write about them once his infection sets in (Oliver 337). Harry thinks about his stories often, and what good thoughts that they are. Harry uses his wife’s money to survive instead of using his ability to write. Heming way states that Harry understands how much money his wife posses, and he uses this to his advantage. Harry knows his wife Helen is filthy rich and would buy him whatever he wanted her to buy him (2214). The author notes that Harry often lies to his wife. Harry lies to his wife just so he can survive off of his own money (Hemingway 2213). He is too lazy to make a living for

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