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    Cameron Craig Craig 1 Lancaster English 1302.68 25 March 2015 “A Clean Well-Lighted Place” In “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”, Hemingway uses themes of depression and life as nothingness by using symbols, and imagery. Two waiters in a Spanish café are waiting late one night for their last customer to leave. As they wait, they talk about the old, deaf man sitting at the bar. It is revealed that he has recently attempted suicide. The younger waiter in the café is very agitated and wants

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    The waiters in the story “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” say a lot about how younger and older people are different. For example, the younger waiter seems extremely impatient while he is serving the old man because he is in a hurry to get home to his wife. While the older waiter is in no hurry for the old man to leave because he doesn’t mind his presence. Also, the younger waiter seems to only care about himself, rather than his customers’ satisfaction. Unlike the older waiter who shows respect towards

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    A clean, well-lighted place may be needed more by some than others on dark, lonely nights. The clean, well-lighted café in Hemingway’s “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” represents a safe place in which one can escape their troubles and loneliness that lurk in night’s darkness. In the story the characters of the older waiter and younger waiter differ substantially. They debate over the old man’s being in the café, which is an over-stayed visit to the younger waiter. The younger waiter longed for the old

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    designated time falls. A minute can last what feels like a lifetime to some, but to others it can feel like seconds. How a person feels about life can determine how they spend it and feel about others. This is showed in Ernest Hemingway's “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place.” In the story, an old, deaf man is observed by two waiters, one young and one old. The young waiter is in a rush to get home to his wife, while the other just wants to let the old man drink in peace. They talk about the old man, how he

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    Out of the short stories that I wrote about, the one that best follows Faulkner’s dictum would have to be “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”. This story is about connecting with others, even if through commiseration. Though the people wallowing about the bar are lonely and feel that they have nothing to go home to, they have each other. Knowing that you are not alone, that is something. They endure the hardships and loneliness of their everyday lives and end their day amongst people such as the older

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    In Kate Chopin's story, "Story of an Hour," Louise Mallard is confronted with a situation she never thought was possible. She found out that her dear husband has died. The people around her do not see her for who she really is and treat her like a porcelain doll while giving her the news. What they cannot see is the powerful and opposite emotions that are zooming through her. She is filled by a "storm of grief, and yet she feels as if she is a "goddess of victory" (Epperson 59, 60) The life she had

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    style to captivate audiences with “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place.” Mainly through a few short pieces of carefully crafted dialogue that not only establish setting and push the thin plot but also convey the central theme of existentialism. Hemingway’s use of plot is brilliant. Hemingway has a way of structuring his stories as to not confuse the reader. Hemingway’s plot keeps the story moving at a quick pace, and makes the story read smoothly. “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” is a short story that contains

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         Hemingway's short story, "A Clean Well-lighted Place", takes place at a cafe very late at night. Two waiters are watching their last, lingering customer, an old man, who is by now very drunk. The younger waiter's impatience and the older waiter's understanding toward the old man carry out the theme of the story: "It [life] was all a nothing and a man was a nothing too."(114) Man must consequently find something to distract himself from his horrible

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    In the short story “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” Ernest Hemingway writes about a deaf man who sits alone and drowns his sorrows in brandy at a local café. Two waiters work their regular shifts and view the usual client very differently. Throughout the short story, Hemingway uses symbols to hint at “nada” or nothingness. This symbolic concept of nothingness is developed through the setting, characters and writing style. Life in America is thought to be ideal and there to be no conflict in its borders

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    A Clean Well-Lighted Place A Clean, Well-Lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway looks at age from the viewpoint of an inexperienced and experienced individual, with the aid of an old man to emphasize the difference between the two. This story takes place late one night in a caf. The caf is clean, pleasant, and well lighted, which brings some kind of comfort to the atmosphere. Here in the caf sits a deaf, lonely, older man, who although is deaf can feel the difference that the night brings to the

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