Similarties and Differences

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Similarities in Problems and Differences in Endings Every day in real life we go through a many struggles ranging from man vs. man, man vs. himself and even man vs. nature. The most common struggle we all face is that of man versus man. In the short stories “Cathedral” by Raymond Carter and Ernest Hemmingway’s “A Clean Well-Lighted Place” the main principal of the story is that of man versus man. In both short stories 3 characters are used, but in each story each character is completely different than the other. “Cathedral” and “A Clean Well-Lighted Place” share similarities and differences with the main principal of man versus man and the reasoning behind why one man is against the other. Both stories also share similarities and…show more content…
The reasoning that the younger waiter is against the old man is that he doesn’t understand the actions of the old man and doesn’t want to. Both stories share that in common, that the antagonist does not understand and does not want to get to know the protagonist. Both stories share similarities between man versus man and the reasoning behind this conflict. “Cathedral” and “A Clean Well-Lighted Place” also share similarities and differences between their settings. Both “A Clean Well-Lighted Place” and “Cathedral” take place at night time. The first line in “A Clean Well-Lighted Place” is: “It was very late and everyone had left the cafe except an old man who sat in the shadow the leaves of the tree made against the electric light”. In “Cathedral” the story starts around dinner time and goes into the night. Although both stories take place at night time- both stories have tremendously different places. In “Cathedral” the story takes place in the wife & husband’s house. In “A Clean Well-Lighted Place” the story takes place at a small café. Neither one of the stories gives a town’s name for the reader to associate the story with. Also, neither story gives too many details about the place of the story. The only indication of how the café was in “A Clean Well-Lighted Place” was when the older waiter said “… This is a clean and pleasant cafe. It is well lighted”. Both stories share the similarity in setting
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