Cat in the Rain - Woman the Inequality Essay

3724 Words Nov 24th, 2010 15 Pages
I. INTRODUCTION
A. THESIS STATEMENT
The author’s expression about the isolated life of the wife provides much more understanding about rights of women in the society in that time are not respected. It has been expressed by the desire of the wife, and the husband just ignored her.
B. OBJECTIVES
In this paper I will go through this work and analyze the isolated life of the wife to understand that rights of women in that time are not respected and the marital problem of the American couple.
C. RESEARCH QUESTIONS
(1) What are the theme and context of the story?
(2) What is the background of the society in the work “Cat in the rain”?
(3) What in the work “Cat in the rain” can show the reader the inequality of rights of women? II.
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Ernest Miller Hemingway was born in 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois. Reared in an upper middle class environment, his father was a physician and his mother had trained as a singer. The family spend summers in Michigan, were Ernest became a great lover of the outdoors. Biographers describe him rather like Huck Finn, roaming the Michigan woods barefoot and wearing a straw hat. This love of the nature remained with him all his life. When Ernest graduated High School, his uncle helped him land a job as a reporter on the Kansas City Star. He never attended college. Ernest only stayed at the Star for about six months. Unable to enlist in the armed forces, due to an eyesight problem, Ernest volunteered to drive ambulances for the American Red Cross in Italy.
During his time in Italy, Hemingway was seriously wounded in the legs and feet by shrapnel. He was eventually taken to the Red Cross Hospital in Milan, where he spends part of the summer and fall of 1918. While cooped up in the hospital Ernest fell in love with a nurse, but their love affair came to an abrupt end, when she jilted him, for an Italian officer. Later, he used some of these experiences in his novel A Farewell to Arms. Despite his broken love affair with the beautiful nurse, Ernest married his first of four wives, Hadley Richardson in 1921. Soon the couple moved to Paris, where Ernest was part of the literary group later called The Lost Generation.
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