In Another Country” by Ernest Hemingway.

Discussion: Causing Trouble

Great work! You just analyzed “Paul’s Case” using cause-effect analysis, and you learned that this is also a way to examine history, psychology, sociology, and even philosophy (Remember the chicken-egg conundrum?). Now it is your turn to try your hand at it.

  1.  read the story In Another Country” by Ernest Hemingway. carefully, then write a one or two paragraph cause-effect analysis that:
    • States the author and title of the story.
    • Identifies the key event in the story.
    • Discusses the cause(s) of the event.
    • Discusses the immediate effect(s) of the event.
    • Discusses the long-term effects(s) of the event.
    • Uses examples and quotes to support the analysis.
    • Avoids logical fallacies including:
      • Post hoc cause (Because A occurred before B, A caused B).
      • Questionable Cause (Because A and B are associated, one caused the other).
      • Reversal of cause and effect (The cause and effect stated are actually the reverse).
      • Inconsequential Cause (The cause stated is a minor cause).
    • States the theme.

      *Remember: causes and effects can be difficult to see. You must consider the following as possible sources for causes and effects:

      • Back-story
      • Psychology
      • Society
      • Environment
      • Political climate
      • Dialogue
      • Internal monologue