Hemingway And A Clean Well LIghted Place
Hemingway and his Infinite Sadness
?A Clean, Well-Lighted Place? embodies all aspects of Hemingway?s melancholic writing style. Several things that make up the story including the characters, the setting, and Hemingway?s own beliefs help to define the importance of Ernest Hemingway?s ?A Clean, Well-Lighted Place?, in today?s literature. Hemingway?s melancholy in ?A Clean, Well-Lighted Place? is often likened to that of darkness in well-lit world.
Ernest Hemingway?s main characters in ?A Clean, Well-Lighted Place? include the deaf, old man and the two restaurant waiters. When carefully reading the story, the reader is aware of the old man?s natural disablility of deafness. In comparison to Hemingway?s story?s inate darkness, writer, Elizabeth Sterling finds that ?Even his ears bring him a sort of darkness as they hold out the sounds of the world.? (Wall) The old man?s solitude is defined by nature and the only thing that can fully cure is illness is the permanent death although the old man tries incesently to do drown himself in whiskey. The two young waiters watch as the old man apparently runs his course night after night. All three share the disease of insomnia, another depiction of darkness in Hemingway?s
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