Quest for Life
Quest for life is the process of self-realization, when a person establishes individual goals and carries out the necessary procedures to achieve these goals. Depending on the goal and the path, a person chooses for their realization determines if the person’s life will be successful or unsuccessful. It is sad when a person never achieves his or her goal, and there are three main reasons for this. One person can spend too much time trying to achieve unrealistic goals, while another gets too involved in obtaining goals and does not appreciate what he or she has in life, yet another has the wrong idea about success and cannot obtain it because of wrong vision and wrong procedures on the way to it. In the story “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” Ernest Hemingway shows a good example of unsuccessful, trivial life and a big regret for it at the time of death. Hemingway’s background influences him to write “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”. The author has a fear of dying without finishing his work. Also, he is very much concerned with his own life style and the ability to write something honest and pure. In the story Hemingway express his own feelings about writing, as an art and as an inescapable talent. Hemingway was once quoted that “politics, women, drink, and ambition” ruin writers. Harry finds himself in the place of judgment and reviews his life. The safari is supposed to bring back his lost feeling and mood of hard work, honesty, and struggle as a step in the right direction. He is there to clean up his lifestyle. There on the African safari, without luxury and comfort of the world, Harry lives in years, he plans to start writing again. He misses the years when he lived in a poor neighborhood of Paris. It was the happiest time in his life, then he had his talent and used it. Later he destroys his talent “by not using it, by betrayals of himself and what he believed in, by drinking so much that he blunted the edge of the perception, by laziness, by sloth,...
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