in “a very short story,” luz ends with:
After he leaves, Luz takes a new lover, an Italian major. She writes to the American soldier about the major, saying she now realizes theirs was just adolescent love. “A boy and girl love,” she writes in her fractured English. She says she will marry the major. The story concludes by telling the fates of Luz and the solider: Luz does not marry the major, and the soldier contracts gonorrhea in America.
Luz’s letters to him at the front arrive all at once after the armistice. The two of them agree to marry in the United States. He plans to get a job there first and then send for her, but they quarrel before he departs for home.
They loved each other, and were going to get married. Abruptly and without common introduction, Hemingway tells the story of Luz; a nurse who tends to injured soldiers and “he” the wounded soldier she falls in love with. The story does not start off with the usual description of the characters and setting, instead it begins with the couple’s decision to get married. They do not marry, however, because he left to America under the understanding that after he gets a job Luz will rejoin him and they would marry.
He doesn’t have a name, and the ambiguity of his character serves to fit the general description of a passionate courageous young man who falls in love with a nurse who was working in the hospital at the time of his war injuries.
“A Very Short Story” by Ernest Hemingway is about the love affair of an ordinary soldier ”he” and an Italian nurse “Luz” during a war (which is probably WWI); and how they disintegrate after the war, how their relationship ends. Although the text is really short, it contains a lot of events.
Separation : The beginning of the end : He mustgo back to the war (1st point), so they go to pray for their future, probably because of the possibility that he might die. They wish to be married but it’s impossible because of the war and also because of their different nationalities : that’s the 2nd point of the separation. 3rd point of the desintegration : The problem of marriage is a conflict between man & society. It is obvious that theyfeel restricted without a mariage certificate even if they love each other passionately.
It is amazing how two short stories can be so similar but yet so different even when it comes to marriage and gender roles. These particular literary works involve creative writing between the two stories that are being referred to would be The Necklace and Country Lovers. Both these stories are set in different places and keep the readers wondering throughout the story what the ending result is. “And to even consider writing a literature that centers on this topic is truly fascinating and attention-grabbing
Allan Poe are dark short stories relevant to murder, revenge, and mystery. Poe writes both stories in a Gothic style in order to deal with ideas of realism. One may ask were the murders and punishments justifiable in either short story? One may also ask did Poe accurately depict realism in each story? Realism, defined as a technique in literature that accurately represents everyday life, is questioned in Poe’s works: “The Tell Tale Heart” and “The Cask of Amontillado.” Complete analysis of Poe’s work
For the next three months, Luz volunteers for night duty so she and the protagonist can spend more time together alone. The protagonist recalls the day of his medical operation when Luz prepared him in front of the surgeons. As the anesthetic kicked in, he worried that he would accidentally reveal something about his relationship with Luz due to the hazy delirium of the drugs. After recovering enough to be mobile with the help of crutches, the protagonist completes some of Luz’s simpler duties, like taking the patients’ temperature in the middle of the night, so she can stay in his bed. At this point, he says, all of the other patients know about his relationship with Luz. None of them minds.
The story ends with a characteristically terse sentence that emphasizes the utter coldness that sets in with the end of the protagonist’s relationship with Luz. In strikingly matter-of-fact language, the final sentence reads, “A short time after [the protagonist] contracted gonorrhea from a sales girl in a loop department store while riding in a taxicab through Lincoln Park.”