Journal of Language, Linguistics and Literature
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Journal of Language, Linguistics and Literature, Vol.4, No.2, Jun. 2018, Pub. Date: Jun. 6, 2018
Cognitive Interpretation of Hemingway’s “Up in Michigan”
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[01] Yujie Su, College of Humanities, Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, China; English Department of Yeosu Campus, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, South Korea.
Hemingway’s “Up in Michigan” ends with no more information after Liz’s seduction, which leaves the readers much possibility of interpretation. Hemingway himself says that the story is not dirty, but sad. The mist seems to entail some hints about the coming drastic changes taking place in Liz’s life after the seduction. Besides, though the whole story develops in the seemingly mode of a love story or a romance between a woman and a man, there seems some mismatches between the protagonists. The present paper interprets the relations between Liz and Jim in terms of the cultural model or schemas of romance, showing the disparity between Liz and Jim concerning love and sex and offering a deeper and reasonable understanding of what Liz might suffer after the seduction.
Cognitive Interpretation, Cultural Model, Romance, Love, Sex
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