The Snows of Kilimanjaro


Ernest Hemingway

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The Snows of Kilimanjaro Characters


Harry is an American writer who has spent his recent years married to various rich women in order to live a life of luxury. Stranded while on safari in Africa with his current wife Helenread analysis of Harry


Helen is Harry’s wife, a wealthy woman who likes to drink, shoot, and make love. Her first husband died while she was relatively young. Struggling to bear the weight of the loss, she turned to… read analysis of Helen


“Compie” turns out to be a character in Harry’s deathbed hallucinations, as he never left his cot by Helen’s side at the camp. A friend of Harry and Helen’s, Harry imagines Compie flying… read analysis of Compton
Minor Characters
An African servant boy provided on the safari trip. He helps change the dressings on Harry’s infected leg, serves drinks, and helps move Harry’s cot.