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  • Tone Of The Story The Old Man
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    In A Clean Well-Lighted Place, Earnest Hemingway focuses on the pain of old age suffered by a man that we meet in a caf late one night. Through the use of dialogue, Hemingway creates three characters that symbolize the stages of life: birth, living, and death. Additionally, the tone of the story is created in three ways. First, he contrasts light and dark to show the difference between the difference between this man and the young people around him. Secondly, he uses the old mans deafness as an ...
  • Older Waiter And The Old Man
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    A Clean Well Lighted Place Earnest Hemming way Analysis The conversation starts out with the narrator setting up the story and the scene, as most do. An indication is made about the setting in the caf with the leaves giving a shadow and hence telling us that the story was taking place on a patio or street of the caf. An old man that was deaf and seems to be on hard times, which he was, especially after finding out that he had recently tried to commit suicide. One of the waiters whos table the ol...
  • Ole Anderson And An Old Waiter
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    Hemingway a bright and simple man. A man who writes stories with characters who control their emotions or don't complain about what's going on in their life, other wise know as being stoic. People who seem to come to life when they show grace under pressure, have dignity for themselves and are committed to play by the rules. Four characters of Hemingway who show and have all these traits other wise know as the code of honor are Manuel Garcia, Francis Macomber, Ole Anderson, and an Old Waiter who...
  • Old Man's Suicide Attempt
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    Existentialism in American Literature "I must find a truth that is true for me, the idea for which I can live or die", (Sfren Kierkegaard). Being the first acknowledged existentialist, Kierkegaard's ideas set the standards. Existentialist ideas are based mainly on the individual, his plights, and his confrontations. Ernest Hemingway, another existentialist and author of "A Clean Well-lighted Place", shows multiple examples of this philosophy in his work. The universe's indifference to humanity, ...
  • Old Man And The Older Waiter
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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 truth. For the old man and the older waiter, ...
  • Older Waiter With The Old Man
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    The Old Man and The Sea: The Old Man Matt S house English 132 House Authors use many tactics to reveal a character's personality. In the short story, A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, Hemingway exposes the attributes of his characters through narration and dialogue. The older waiter's characteristics are exhibited through the waiters' conversations and the observations the narrator makes. The author cleverly associates the older waiter with the old man. This connection gives the audience a clear unde...
  • Older Waiter's Acknowledgement Of Nothingness In Life
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    Existentialism is a philosophy about life that says being is more important than the indispensable everyday occurrences. It acknowledges an individuals freedom to choose and says with this knowing there comes an immense sense of responsibility. Despair, hopelessness and anxiety are characteristic of a person struggling with existential thoughts. Nihilism sums up this condition by stating that all values are baseless, nothing is foreseeable and that life itself is meaningless. The characters in A...
  • Apparent Inconsistency In The Waiters Dialogue
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    'A Clean, Well-Lighted Place' was published by Scribner's Magazine in March of 1933, but it was not until 1956 that an apparent inconsistency in the waiters' dialogue was brought to Hemingway's attention. Hemingway's thirteen word reply to Judson Jerome, an Assistant Professor of English at Antioch College, said that he had read the story again and it still made perfect sense to him. Despite this letter, Scribner's republished 'A Clean, Well-Lighted Place' in 1965 with a slight change in the wai...
  • Old Waiter
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    Different Eyes, Different Minds 'A Clean, Well-Lighted Place' by Ernest Hemingway is a story which emphasizes on three age groups that each have a different view of life. By analyzing the three different points of view, we see Hemingway's perspective of an old man. The short story is about an old man that sits in a very clean bar every so often who drinks away at two o'clock in the morning and is the last one to leave. There are three waiters: one is a young man, one is an older gentleman, and t...
  • Older Waiter's Reason For Existence
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    In Despair about Nothing Man is often plagued by the question of his own existence. Existentialism is a subjective philosophy that is centered upon the examination of man's existence, emphasizing the liberation, responsibility, and usually the solitude of the individual. It focuses on individuals finding a reason for living within themselves. The philosophy forces man to make choices for himself, on the premise that nothing is preordained, there is no fate. Men must find a truth in themselves, a...
  • Old Man
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    Characters and Symbolisms in "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" Ernest Hemingway's Short story "A Clean Well-Lighted Place" is about two cafe waiters analyzing an old man's behavior. Moreover, one of the waiters identifies himself with the old man. The theme depicts the elderly's mentality that youth means confidence and a life without loneliness. The story uses elements such as characters and symbolism. There are three main characters in the story and all of them are static. One of the characters is...
  • Old Waiter
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    RESPONSE TO A CLEAN WELL-LIGHTED PLACE The old man, who we will call the Gentleman, - to keep the confusion minimal between the old man and the old waiter - in A Clean Well-Lighted Place cannot be happy without his wife. The two waiters represent the Gentleman's battle of his inner consciousness. The waiters portray the demons of the Gentleman's personal heaven and hell. We recognize this by Hemingway's use of characterization. Hemingway never identifies a particular part to the extended dialogu...
  • Younger Waiter To The Old Man
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    1. A Clear, Well-Lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway 2. Published in 1926.3. The deaf old man is the protagonist in the story. A very lonely man who always sits by himself and gets drunk at the caf'e. He is rich, has no wife, and only his niece is there to take care of him. His language is short and simple, using nothing but incomplete sentences in his interactions with the younger waiter. 4. The elder and younger waiter are the two antagonists in the story that are having a dispute about closing ...
  • Clean Place With Full Lights
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    Reluctant to sleep, the older waiter means to offer a place to those who need a clean, well-lighted caf? to spend their nights, possessing the same nada philosophy of life as him; Ernest Hemingway the author states his feelings and viewpoints toward the old man through the role, the older waiter, to unveil the life of the elderly, losing the motivations of life and the motives to live for. About the same age of the old man who comes to this caf? every night, the older waiter simply wants to prov...
  • Place For People Like The Old Man
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    The short story "A Clean Well-Lighted Place" by Ernest Hemingway consists of a dialogue that takes place between two waiters at a caf'e, where they work. It is late and there is one customer, an old man, left in the caf'e. The old man staying so late bothers the younger of the two waiters. All he can think about is going home to his wife waiting in bed for him. The older waiter seems to be more empathetic to the plight of the old man. He understanding the need for a clean well-lighted place such...
  • Older Waiter And The Old Man
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    In the short story, A Clean Well Lighted Place, Hemingway explores his existential beliefs concerning the reasons for human existence. He sets the story during the Spanish civil war and employs three characters to communicate his views. In the story Hemingway espouses his belief that human beings should not deny their desires, arguing that true happiness lies in the individual's ability to live their life with a sense of personal dignity. He proposes that religion is a lie and offers human being...
  • Old Waiter
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    In Ernest Hemingway's "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,' the central idea of the story deals with the loneliness and despair associated with old age. An old and deaf man symbolizes this feeling, even though he does not quite say a dozen words in the course of the story. The discussions between the two waiters further develop this concept of loneliness. With a young waiter portraying the optimistic role of youthful human nature, that which believes itself both immortal and never alone; conversely, an...

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