Talking is emotionalism. Ironically, the code hero can also be afraid of the dark in that it symbolizes the void, the abyss, the nothingness nada that comes with death.
The Hemingway man is not a thinker, he is a man of action. In the presence of death, then, man can discover his own sense of being, his own potentiality. With this view in mind it might seem strange then to the casual or superficial reader that the Hemingway code hero will often be placed in an encounter with death, or that the Hemingway hero will often choose to confront death.
Code Hero Discipline The Code Hero lives a very disciplined and structured life amid a chaotic and destructive world.
Ultimately therefore, for Hemingway the only value that will serve man is an innate faculty of self-discipline. Therefore, the following concepts of the code hero are those enunciated not by the hero himself but by the critics and readers who are familiar with the total body of Hemingway's works and of his views.