Hemingway’s Old Lady and the Aesthetics of Pundonor
Focusing on tone in Death in the Afternoon, Junkins examines Hemingway’s dual intentions of instruction and correction, use of courtly tradition, and aesthetics. Examines the role of the Old Lady as a stand-in for both the audience and Hemingway and as a court fool. Concludes that the bullfight reaffirms Hemingway’s belief in the necessity of facing one’s own death.
North Dakota Quarterly