Harry considers his procrastination — not writing, and writing becoming daily more and more difficult. He has helped somebody whereas in the previous flashbacks Harry himself was the main focus. However there is a redemptive quality in the final flashback when rather than thinking about himself, Harry thinks of others. Each of the women he was with had different personalities, views of the world, and ways of loving him. Some people put too much time into achieving their unrealistic goals, and never realize them and then end up wasting most of their life and lively hood in search of their personal success. The relationship is a strained one, comparative to Hemingway's own relationships with his many wives throughout his life. With the exception of the last flashback Harry has not really done what he could have done writing.
She no longer wanted lovers; she wanted a solid relationship, and she found Harry. . Camping on the hot, sweltering plain at the foot of Kilimanjaro, Harry vents his anger and frustration at himself onto his wife. On his death bed, he is full of regrets especially regarding his wasted talent, he repents for his alcoholic ways and craves to write that one epic masterpiece that he has longed to write throughout his lifetime. Here, the reader sees another motivation behind his dismissive treatment of women: beyond seeking their money, he has used women to heal himself of past wounds, albeit unsuccessfully.
Harry also redeems himself when he decides not to tell Helen that he never loved her, in essence he is thinking about someone else, just like he did with Williamson. There is abundant symbolism in this story, as many scholars have noted. During his youth, the main character and protagonist, Harry acts a procrastinator in the active world, who also lacks motivation and responsibility. He was a very brave man and a good officer. Harry is crazed about the fact that the medical rescue team from Nairobi won't reach on time and hence he takes to drinking and insulting his caring wife. In this case, as with other of Hemingway's heroes, we have a writer, Harry, who never writes what he has wanted to; now it is too late. Harry throughout his life has never written about the things he should have and it is only on his death that he becomes aware of this.
Working up from the foot of his cot and settling onto his chest, the reader understands that it is the progress of the gangrene eating at him from the inside out. Which again suggests that Harry is thinking of someone else. Previously they had been flying around the camp, circling Harry but now they sense that Harry is near his death and are comfortable sitting around the camp, closer to Harry. From the reading we can assume that before the face of death man starts to reflect back to events that happened in their lifetime. His regrets about having lived his life and not written about all the things that had happened him in life are gone. Helen wakes up in the middle of the night to a strange hyena cry, and finds Harry unresponsive on his cot.
Because he doesn't break with her and stays true to her in the end, he reestablishes his higher self. However, the fact that he was brought from the battlefield alive and conscious for some time even after being given a fatal dose of morphine pills that Harry saved for himself indicated to Harry that Williamson was a very strong man. For him, reliving his varied life experiences is a desperate attempt to symbolically preserve them, even if he is the only reader. Helen wakes up in the middle of the night to a strange hyena cry and sees Harry dead on his cot. But he would never do it, because each day of not writing, of comfort, of being that which he despised, dulled his ability and softened his will to work so that, finally, he did no work at all. He could dictate all that, Harry thinks. First, he is remembered: his friend Compton makes it to him in good time to save him.
It moves up him, no longer taking a shape, just taking up space. Previously in the story through the flashbacks Harry had mainly thought only about himself. Helen chooses optimism in an attempt to calm and encourage them both, despite her nervousness and his defeatism. The story revolves around his relationship with his cash-filled lover and a reflection on the past while powerful symbolism provides depth to each old story. Since Hemingway based this character on himself, he made Harry very realistic, drawing on his own professional resume to establish a journalistic background for Harry.
Here the killing was largely indiscriminate, further reflecting the unpredictability of death. As they wait for a rescue plane from Nairobi that he knows won't arrive on time, Harry spends his time drinking and insulting Helen. After sustaining various injuries, including from surviving several plane crashes in Africa, Hemingway retired to Ketchum, Idaho, where he shot himself on July 2, 1961. At this point it is clear that Harry does not take complete responsibility for his creative gangrene and emptiness but instead prefers to find other causes. He also remembers the fight with the British soldier over an Armenian woman and sleeping with her later attempt to escape due to loneliness.
He is lifted onto the plane which has space only for him and the pilot and watches the landscape go by beneath him. Hemingway zeroes in on the immediate problem: Harry's certain death — unless help arrives. The Snow's of Kilimanjaro opens with references to death. Thanks for the comment Hill. It seems Harry has been asleep, as he awakens in the evening.
He generates enough curiosity and symbolism in this short tale. He likes her pleasantness and appreciation and admires her shooting. Thrace A section of Greece, it was the scene of fighting between the Greeks and the Turks in 1922. There are several other visual imagery of death, such as the vultures, the hunting down of an animal and the breaking down of the truck. Simplon-Orient Also known as the Orient Express, it was, in its heyday, the most famous and elegant train on any continent.