This study guide will help you analyze the text “Mr. and Mrs. Elliot” by Ernest Hemingway. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on the summary, structure, characters, setting, narrator and point of view, language, theme and message, and we will help you put the text into perspective.
Presentation of the text
Title: “Mr. and Mrs. Elliot”
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Published in: In Our Time
Date of Publication: 1924
Genre: Short story
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) is a famous American writer whose literature has greatly influenced the 20th century. Hemingway invented the Iceberg Theory, a concept which involves depicting only part of the story (the tip of the iceberg) and deliberately omitting details (the base of the iceberg). Overall, the themes of war, love, and deprivation of masculinity are prevalent in Hemingway’s literature.
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