Essay about A Clean Well Lighted Place By Ernest Hemmingway

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A Clean-Well Lighted Place is a short story written by Ernest Hemmingway and published in Winner Take Nothing in 1933. The story is about a deaf old man that comes to the café to drink, and does not want to leave. A young and old waiter converse back and forth on speculations and thoughts about the old man. The young waiter seems to be more ignorant and stereotypical towards the old man, while the old waiter was more caring and sympathetic towards him. At the end of the story it turns out that the old waiter was very relatable to the old man. The plot of the story seems simple at first, but after re-reading and analyzing it, it has an intricate underlying. The theme of A Clean-Well Lighted Place is about recognizing the nothingness of life which brings despair. Through Hemmingway’s use the literary devices of style, symbolism, and characters, the story was able to be linked clearly to its theme of nothingness and despair. Author Ernest Hemmingway is able to demonstrate the theme of existentialism and sadness by using ‘style’ to convey the message. An author’s style is the way he or she uses words, phrases, and sentences to elaborate their motif. In A Clean Well-Lighted Place, Hemmingway’s diction was very casual and simple. Although it was written in the 1930’s, the story was easy for me to understand and had no difficult words. The story’s point of view is told from the third person, with Hemmingway being a non-participant and objective in the story. For most of the…

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