Master of Arts
James R. Frakes
My thesis involves a close reading of Hemingway's "The Capital of the World" as a microcosm of his work. Shedon Grebstein offers this theory in his essay "Hemingway's Dark and Bloody Capital"; however, his emphasis is upon thematic echoes and symbolic implications pertinent to the nineteen thirties. This paper examines in some detail the more prominent themes revealed in the story: illusion versus reality, the religious interpretation, and the initiation and "threshold" encounters.
Sousa, Wayne Anthony, "Hemingway's "the capital of the world": a microcosm" (1973). Theses and Dissertations. 4143.