The Snows of Kilimanjaro Study Guide

The Snows of Kilimanjaro

The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway

The Snows of Kilimanjaro is the story of Harry, a writer on safari in Africa who has suffered an infection in a slight leg wound and now lies dying. Harry spends his last hours blaming his female companion, Helen, for his slide into decadence and apathy. He laments not spending his life writing, questioning his identity. In the end he slips into a coma and experiences a vision of being taken to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro by a plane.

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