Farewell to arms: Psychology and Paradox in Hemmingway's Life and Death

Farewell to arms: Psychology and Paradox in Hemmingway's Life and Death

by Janos Talaber

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Essay from the year 2010 in the subject American Studies - Literature, University of Debrecen (Regnum-M Educational Co. / University of Debrecen), language: English, abstract: One might find it strange that we are planning to write about Hemmingway and his obsession with guns. However, we personally believe that everything in connection with great American as well as British writers might be terrible interesting and relevant. We have been in touch with American English for more than 20 years now, and have carried out some research in field of US language and civilization. Thus we find it very interesting to deal with one of the greatest writers in American literature history. He is not only one among the greatest idols, but he is also one of the most mysterious ones. Many people (Fiedler, 1975) believe that all his life and even death was of mystery. Some others even go so far that they suppose he did not kill himself, and it was a mere accident while he was cleaning his shot gun. In our small essay we would like to unveil this mystery, or at least we would intend to find solutions for many unanswered questions. Is his small piece of work a forerunner of something that has never been properly answered? Could we assume that our aim is only to summon the ideas, facts and files around this phenomenon, and we would gradually set up a diagnosis for Hemmingway's status of mind? What roles did weapons have in his life? He said farewell to arms several times (and also he was expressing his crave for peace all in his life), still he had a wide collection of shotguns and he was obsessed with using them during hunting 'expeditions'. Was he then a genius or a mentally disabled person? We might state that a genius is usually disabled as well. However, can we prove this throughout a short essay? At least we would try it. So dear reader, stay tuned!

Short summary Teaching position: high school teacher, lecturer at Karoli Gaspar University Department of English Studies lawyer position: teacher of Health Care Law at National Health Education Center, advisor. medical position: paramedic on duty at the Charity Ambulance Dabas Longer description (by Linkedin) Janos Talaber earned his first BA degree in Theology in 1998. Following this, he graduated as a teacher of English Language (BA). Meanwhile he started to study law, especially church law, and some years after, he earned an academic degree in Church Law (JCD, PhD) and an MA in English-American Philology and Pedagogy. He has a special MA degree in Pedagogy. Also, he was trained as a Paramedic in Hungary and in the USA. He spent some academic time in the USA, in Germany and in the UK. He has visited many other countries so far. Previously, he taught medical ethics at Semmelweis Medical University and legal as well as business English at two colleges. His current activities involve teaching at a provincial high school as well as being the Head Examiner at A-Level Final Examination Board. Parallel to this, he issues several publications on medical law and church law, American Linguistics (Pedagogy) and Philosophy. Currently, he is carrying out a research on American linguistics for a PhD program and his current research aims at the neurobiological factors in teaching English as well as the situational aphasia during the oral language exams. He is also an advisor in medical law. As a devoted paramedic, he still works for the charity ambulance part-time, of which he is one of the owners. He lives in Hungary with his wife and two kids. Their pass-time activities involve hiking, playing the piano and the organ, traveling, fishing and helping out in the local parish.

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ISBN-13: 9783640794522
Publisher: GRIN Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Sold by: CIANDO
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 15
Sales rank: 1,173,928
File size: 1 MB

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