A Day’s Wait

by

Ernest Hemingway

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Book of Pirates

The book that the father reads to his son, Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates, symbolizes the hypermasculine conventions that boys learn to emulate from a young age. Pirates are rough, uncivilized figures who…

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Temperature

In “A Day’s Wait,” the boy’s confusion over a principle as seemingly straightforward as temperature represents the endless possibilities of individual interpretation, and how that paves the way for profound miscommunication. When the boy…

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