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  • 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...
  • Young Waiter And Calixta
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    Life in the twentieth century is different through each decade but also much different than life in a century before. The short story "Magic", written by Katherine Anne Porter in 1930, shows how people think they have choices in life but their future is actually already planned out for them. Ernest Hemingway's short story "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" which was written in 1933 shows how people feel about the well being of others and others feelings. "The Storm", written by Kate Chopin in 1898 is...
  • Soldier's Home Hemingway
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    A person can easily recognize Ernest Hemingway's writing style by his simple sentence structure, clear dialogue, and the hopelessness of his characters. Soldier's Home, Hills Like White Elephants, and A Clean well-Lighted Place are perfect examples of three short stories that easily define his unique style. Short, choppy sentences would cause a person first to believe that Hemingway may have written it. A reader would find it very easy to read at first, yet Hemingway somehow seems to make these ...
  • Well Lighted Place
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    In A Clean, Well Lighted Place, Hemingway communicates, loneliness / depression, which is displayed by the old man who tries to pass the night outside of the bar in a 'well lighted place' after trying to commit suicide the week prior. Hemingway presents to us a young intolerant waiter that has no compassion for what the old man is going thru and a older waiter that understands for he is just as lonely. Hemingway makes the comparison between the two waiters when the older waiter tells the younger...
  • Clean Well Lighted Place
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    A Clean Well-Lighted Place - Article The story is filled with light and shadows, as an old man sits through another sleepless night in the quiet of a well-lighted cafe. The older waiter explains to the younger, more impatient waiter, "You do not understand. This is a clean and pleasant cafe. It is well lighted. The light is very good and also, now there are shadows of the leaves". A Clean, Well-lighted Place "This is another of Hemingway's dense vignettes, filled with nuance but spare in style. ...
  • Clean Well Lighted Place By Ernest Hemmingway
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    "A Clean Well-Lighted Place' By Ernest Hemmingway"A Clean Well-Lighted Place' By Ernest Hemmingway "A Clean Well-Lighted Place,' by Ernest Hemmingway? A Clean Well-Lighted Place, ? written by Ernest Hemmingway, takes place after 2 am in a Spanish caf? where the characters a young waiter and an older waiter work, and a deaf man is a regular customer. The title, ? A Clean Well-Lighted Place, ? refers to the caf? where the story takes place. The night (or early morning) this story takes place, the ...

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