Pause as a Discursive Element in Hemingway’s Selected Short Stories

Hakan Gültekin, Mustafa Zeki Cirakli


The impetus behind this study is to investigate how pauses produce silence that indicate (a) declaration of nothingness, (b) psychological resistance and (c) ideological stance. The paper investigates the pauses in the texts and reveals the relationships between silence produced by pauses and themes of the stories. The paper argues that, first; Hemingway portrays the psychological resistance of the fictional characters using silence. Second, silence is used as a thematic marker in Hemingway’s stories implying nothingness. Lastly, silence contributes to ideological stance.


Ernest Hemingway; pause; resistance; nothingness, ideology

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