Analysis of Hemingway’s Work in the Light of Binary Oppositions: a Case Study of A Clean, Well-lighted Place

Chun-hua MA


Since the development of deco structuralism, it seems that structuralism has narrowed its scope in literary criticism. Because of this, the binary oppositions of Hemingway’s short story A Clean, Well-lighted Place are studied as a case to illustrate the applicability of the methods of structuralism, and the theme of the short story is fully presented.
Key Words: structuralism, binary opposition, Hemingway
Résumé Depuis le développement du déstructuralisme, il semble que le camp du structuralisme réduit. A cet effet, l’auteur, prenant Une place propre et claire d’Hemingway pour le cas, s’efforce d’analyser les éléments opposants de cet ouvrage et dévoiler son thème, tout cela permet de prouver la faisibilité de cette méthode dans l’analyse de certains textes.
Mots clés: le structuralisme, l’opposition binaire, Hemingway
摘 要 解構主義興起以來,結構主義的陣營似乎在逐漸縮小。為此,筆者以海明威的《一個乾淨、明亮的地方》為個案,試圖以結構主義的方法來分析該作品的對立因素,揭示了文本的主題,並以此證明了此種方法對分析有些文本的可行性。

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