Up in Michigan
Hemingway's hero: Liz is the naive girl who just wants her fairy tale ending, Jim is a pig that doesn't care about Liz.Hero's pain: Liz having to deal with emotions complicating things.Symbols/motifs: disappointmentSummary: Young woman falls in love with a blacksmith, he goes hunting, she misses him, he comes back has a drink at the bar (restaurant) she works in, kisses her in the kitchen, takes her to the dock, rapes her, passes out on her, she covers him with a coat, leaves crying.Characters: Liz Coats (narrator/protagonist), Jim Gilmore (the blacksmith), Smith (restaurant owner/Jim's hunting buddy), Charley Wyman (Jim's hunting buddy)
Indian Camp
Hemingway's hero: Nick's father and having to deal with things on his own.

Nick is just a naive boy.Hero's pain: Having to learn to either live life by living or die, but be forever a coward.Symbols/motifs: suicide, oblivionSummary: Nick accompanies his father and uncle to an Indian pregnancy. The husband of the woman commits suicide.

The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber
Hemingway's hero: Robert is the man.

Hero's pain: Macomber having to deal with being a coward and having everyone know that you are a cowardSymbols/motifs: cowardness, hunting, manilinessSummary: Francis Macomber and his wife Margaret (usually referred to as "Margot"), are on a big-game safari in Africa, guided by professional hunter Robert Wilson. Earlier, Francis had panicked when a wounded lion charged him. Margot mocks Macomber for this act of cowardice, and it is implied that she sleeps with Wilson.The next day the party hunt buffalo.

Macomber and Wilson hunt together where the pair shoot 3 buffalo. Two of the buffalo are killed, but the first buffalo was only wounded and has gone into the bush. Macomber now feels confident, and he and Wilson proceed to track the wounded animal, paralleling the circumstances of the previous day's lion hunt.When they find the buffalo, it charges Macomber while he stands his ground and fires at it.

His shots are too high, and Wilson fires at the beast as well, but it keeps charging. Macomber kills the buffalo at the last minute, while Margot fires a shot from the car at the buffalo. However, the shot hits Macomber in the skull and kills him. Margot falls to the ground and weeps.

The Capital of the World
Hemingway's hero: Paco in wanting to be that manly figure.Hero's pain: Paco has to deal with not being and learning how to deal with not becoming a coward. Enrique has to deal with the pain of hurting his friend due to trying to teach him a lesson.Symbols/motifs: bullfighting, coward
The Snows of Kilimanjaro
Hemingway's hero: The man is having to be alone due to not wanting that meaningful relationship. the couple just want each other for the money, not love.

Hero's pain: the man has to deal with the probability of dying and fighting for if he wants to die or live.Symbols/motifs: night, love, dying, faking

The End of Something
Hemingway's hero: Nick and not wanting that true relationship, but just wanting that "friends with benefits" from Marjorie, while still having Bill. Hero's pain: Marjorie wants that meangingful relationship, but tries not to have one for Nick.Symbols/motifs: love, moon, friends with benefitsSummary: Ernest Hemingway; Nick, his girlfriend Marjorie, and Bill are camping in the woods. They are unsuccessful at fishing. Marjorie and Nick talk.

Nicks says, "It isn't fun any more."

The Battler
Hemingway's hero: Nick is the hero due to getting bet up by another man and than having to see the two men.Hero's pain: Nick has to deal with being that tuff man without looking wimpy.Symbols/motifs: knife, fire, fighting
A Very Short Story
Hemingway's hero: Luz do to not wanting that meaningful relationship at the end instead knowing that their love wasn't real.Hero's pain: Nick has to deal with emotions complicating everything and falling in love with someone who decided not to love him backSymbols/motifs: love, gonarrhea, emotions, no happily ever afters
Soldier's Home
Hemingway's hero: Krebs having no one understand him or what he has gone through.

Also, the fact of no one wanting to listen and instead having to learn to get back into society on his own. Also, not wanting to have those emotions, yet having to have them due to family.Hero's pain: Krebs that no one understands his pain, no connection with society.Symbols/motifs: prayer, disconnection

Mr. and Mrs. Elliot
Hemingway's hero: Mr.

and Mrs. Elliot have to deal with the fact that love and emotions do complicate things.Hero's pain: they both love each other very much, but not being able to have a child causes for conflict. However, when they stop trying than they are able to live with each other again as friends.

Symbols/motifs: friendship

The Big Two-Hearted River: Part II
Hemingway's hero: Nick being manly by fishing and being in nature.Hero's pain: having to deal with being all alone.Symbols/motifs: transcendentalism
Hills Like White Elephants
• About a couple that has a pretty long (35 min) convo at a train station over drinks.• The boyfriend wants his girl to have an abortion, but the girl is skeptical.

(She ends up giving in and has the operation)• Scenery is important. One side of the tracks is lush and nature-y. Hills are like white elephants (whatever the hell that means) White = Pure? white elephant = pregnancy• Other side is barren, INFERTILE. Yeah. That's deep• She's literally at a crossroads.

Between fertility and infertility. Which is cool because she's also figuratively at a crossroads. Between fertility and infertility. • It's mostly awkward dialogue, but also some intense imagery.

Now I Lay Me
Hemingway's hero: Nick due to loving to fish as well as keeping his dialogue short. He also often turns to the silk worms and the forest making a transcendentalist.

Hero's pain: Nick deals with feeling lost in God's plan, yet still praying. Also, has to deal with being afraid of dying as well as insomnia.Symbols/motifs:, Religious references - Soul, prayer, prayers for everyone even if he doesn't believe;Marriage - Parents = always unstable; John's =loving and caring; Nature - simplicity and peace.

A Clean, Well-lighted Place
Hemingway's hero: Old man is due to being able to keep himself straight even with a lot of alcohol.

The older waiter not really either due to making complications for the other waiter. The other waiter is due to not wanting complications and just wanting to go home.Hero's pain: Both the old man and the old waiter have to deal with insomnia.Symbols/motifs: True happiness, what does it mean to be tranquil and peaceful; how do you attain happiness?Characters: Old waiter, young waiter, old manSummary: A man at a bar is staying too late so one of the waiters rushes him and kicks him out. Two waiters, the older waiter doesn't think the older waiter should've kicked the old man out. Older waiter speaks a quote from the bible but replaces religious terms with nothing.

Light of the World
Hemingway hero: Nick and Tommy due to wanting to drink. Tommy due to become attracted to Alice, but not really having any feelings.Hero's pain: The peroxide blonde and Alice have to fight against each other so they don't have the comfort of being able to share that connection or feelings together.Symbols/motifs: truth, sexuality, the truths of opposite sex
Old Man At the Bridge
-Plot: An old man has to leave his farm due to a looming war and has to leave his farm animals and his only family behind. He sits down on a bridge and feels that there's no reason to continue on his path because he has nobody, and is alone.

He doesn't want to be part of the war, he just wants to be left alone.-Characters: Pro- Old man Ant- War-Setting: Spain, in between Ebro and Barcelona -Atmosphere: sad, quiet -Point of View: first person-Theme: War effects everybody, not just the soldiers; doesn't want to leave the things he loves behind.-Hemingway hero: bonding between the old man and the soldier-Hero's pain: old man can't get other people to really connect with his pain.

A Cat in the Rain
Hemingway hero: the husband don't have complications, keep things short and don't get attached; keeps dialogue brief as well.Hero's pain: having that pain of being denied feelings.

Symbolism/motif: big hands/manlinessSummary: women wants to change herself, man thinks she is fine the way she is. Women wants cat who is stuck in the rain, however, she cannot find cat when she goes out. Bellhop finds cat and has the maid bring the cat to the women. Women finally has an actual companion. The women is going to have an affair with the bellhop and it isn't going to work out with the married couple.cat= independence; the wife wants to have that independence instead of being that fool.