Mind and Excerpt

Topics: Mind, Gertrude Stein, Cognition Pages: 2 (412 words) Published: August 25, 2013
1. What does Hemingway's attitude toward the character of Robert Cohn appear to be? Support your answer with at least two examples from the excerpt. The attitude Hemingway had toward the character Robert Cohn, wasn’t really positive in the excerpt he first says “I mistrust all frank and simple people, especially when their stories hold together, and I always had a suspicion that perhaps Robert Cohn had never been middleweight boxing champion, and that perhaps a horse had stepped on his face, or that maybe his mother had been frightened or seen something, or that he had, maybe, bumped into something as a young child,” he doesn’t really say nice things about him, he also says “He was a nice boy, a friendly boy, and very shy, and it made him bitter“ he thought he was a wimp, he let anyone control him.

2. Find an example of "vigorous English" from the excerpt. The example I found from the excerpt was “He took it out in boxing”.

3. How is Hemingway's love for sports represented in this excerpt? Well, Hemingway’s love for sports is represented in this excerpt y talking about his favorite sports, like football and boxing. That was mentioned a few times in this excerpt.

4. Hemingway was influenced by the "stream of consciousness" style of fellow writer Gertrude Stein. Find an example from the excerpt of how Hemingway incorporated this style into his own. I found an example from the excerpt of how Hemingway incorporated this style into his own, its “As he had been thinking for months about leaving his wife and had not done it because it would be too cruel to deprive her of himself, her departure was a very healthful shock." Stream Of consciousness is a writing that is unspoken; it’s all in the mind. The example I found was that he was ‘’thinking’’ about leaving his wife. This is an example of stream of consciousness.

5. What is the tone of this excerpt? Do you feel the story will end in a positive or negative way for Robert Cohn? Well the tone...
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