Post by Sir X. Pol Briga on Apr 8, 2008 21:50:30 GMT -6
My impression of the end of "A Very Short Story" it the juxtaposition of siezing the moment versus something that is longer term. There is a building of a relationship in the early part of the story, only to have it crumble due to separation. The last part is a brief encounter, yet it also has a poor outcome. Perhaps the Hemingway is saying if your going to get hurt, do it quickly and move on, rather than prolonging the agony.