How does the essay depict an analogy between The Three Day Blow and Nick’s mental condition?
Hemingway presents natural symbols of three days blow as an analogy of Nick’s character who is suffering from the conflict of love affair. A clear symbol showing the similarity between the three day blow and the mental condition of Nick can be observed in this dramatic story.
When the three day blow came, the trees become leafless suddenly. Similar kind of tragic incident could be seen in the life of Nick in his love affair with Marjorie. Nick does love Marjorie but as her mother was bad, which he considers was the reason for him to break the affair. That was the first blow in Nick’s life. Second being his suffering caused by the separation. And, finally the third blow meaning his plan for a reunion.