Symbolisms within "TheKillers"
The cross is the most powerful symbol to all Christianity. Just a mere mention of it, or a glimpse restores all faith in its presence. Not every instance of symbolism is that easy to inspire or captivate. In literature, many writers use symbolism to embody their writings.In a sense, they want to leave the reader with food for the soul; a separation between the lines and the words. This is the writer's indiscrete way to express their own views. Symbolism, in a literal sense, has the use of iconic figures with particular conventional meanings. Most or all fictional authors of any merit use symbolism as a rhetorical device central to the meaning of their work.
One writer whose rhetoric stands out is that of Ernest (Miller) Hemingway. Hemingway was able to do with a few pages what many writers could not accomplish in their books of many pages. Hemingway's time was not a factor when composing his short stories. His short story "The Killers," was written on a day he was confined to his Madrid hotel room because the San Isidro bullfights were snowed out. The story has several occurrences of symbolisms including the meaninglessness of human life, male camaraderies, the inevitability of death, and Hemingway's signature the code hero. Ernest Hemingway conveys life now and then through his usefulness of symbolism.
In the story of"The Killers" there is no history laid our for the reader. It seems to transpire as an everyday event. The story opens at'Henry's lunchroom', but who is
Henry? No one by that name appears in the story. The apparent owner or manager, George, is, it must be deduced, just an employee of this Henry. (Martina). George is located at the end of the counter with his friend Nick Adams, when the two men enter the lunchroom. The number of characters in pairs symbolizes male companionship and their need to be a p…