Cat In The Rain By Ernest Hemingway Analysis

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Probably, that removal is a part of Ernest Hemingway’s “Iceberg Theory”, the author wants to make it more powerful and does not tell everything. For him the most important thing is how to convey the message. It has to influence readers’ imagination that is why Hemingway does not relate to descriptions or characters’ emotions. The writer does not reveal why the old man tries to commit suicide. The old waiter just explains that there has been no reason why the old customer has wanted to kill himself, he has been willing to do it due to nothingness. But later the old waiter reveals the reason by relating to the prayer:
“In one passage the older waiter puts a series of nadas into a prayer, meaning the content in these prayers mean nothing to him
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Readers are capable of seeing it in their minds. When it comes to the War Monument, it commemorates the memory of Italian soldiers who died for their country during World War I. The War Monument is a symbol for sacrifice and death. Therefore it can reflect the couple’s ruined and lifeless relationship. Next, the title “Cat in the rain” has a full panoply of meanings, it is ambiguous. Some readers may think that this title is not complicated, because it literally means that there is a small, poor cat in the rain. On the other hand the poor cat could be identified with the wife. The animal should be described as “it”, but in the text the wife portrays the cat as “she”. Moreover, the cat is alone, no one takes care of this pet. The wife sees herself in this cat due to her bad relations with the husband. Neither he looks after her nor he worries about her needs. She feels isolated and rejected. The wife does not have love and attention and she thinks that the cat gives these feelings to her. When she does not find the cat she expresses strong desire to have a cat and other things which give her …show more content…
He gives his readers only basic information, he omits long and colourful descriptions and characters’ emotions. Furthermore, Hemingway does not share his point of view. He does it on purpose. In that way Hemingway makes his readers experience and feel the story. He gives the opportunity to take part in the the story. The audience can figure out what is going on and they do it themselves. By skipping characters’ frame of mind and by delivering few information of the story, readers have important thoughts and interpretations. In that way they can understand the message which the author has left. Ernest Hemingway’s works are full of symbolism which is not visible immediately, it is hidden. When people try to explore his stories, they may comprehend the situation and discovered the true thing which is hidden between the lines. The simplicity and clarity of his writing style encourage others to read the stories without fear of not grasping the plot of the chosen story. Ernest Hemingway wanted to evoke readers’ strongest feelings and personal thoughts. Thus, he achieved these intentions by using his “Iceberg

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