The main focus of "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" is on the pain of old age suffered by a man that we meet in a cafe lateone night. Hemingway contrasts light and dark to show the difference between this man and the young people aroundhim, and uses his deafness as an image for his separation from the rest of the world. Near the end of the story, the authorshows us the desperate emptiness of a life near finished without the fruit of its labor, and the aggravation of the old man 'srestless mind that cannot find peace. Throughout this story stark images of desperation show the old man 's life at a pointwhen he has realized the futility of life and finds himself the lonely object of scorn.The most obvious image used by
Raymond Carver’s short story “Cathedral” and Edward Hopper’s painting Sunday depict depression and isolation by showing in the painting a man sitting by himself creating a feeling of him being alone and in “Cathedral” in an internal way of the narrator not really seeing the beauty in the world. Raymond Carver is a previous alcoholic who adds in alcohol in his short stories such as “Cathedral”. Carver has the narrator always drinking, he mentions that in the house they have a bit of every kind of alcohol. Representing his feeling of being alone just like the man in Edward Hopper’s painting, Sunday. In the painting there is a man sitting on the curb smoking, he looks very depressed just like the narrator in the short story although he shows depression in many different ways.
He takes note of the simple things, like the awkward silence at dinner, where “we ate everything there was to eat on the table,” (Carver 45), and how they “got up from the table and left the dirty plates,” (Carver 45). Nothing too exciting happens, aside the narrator, when he “asked if he wanted to smoke some dope with me,” (Carver 55). Carver creates a very relatable story that mainly showcases ordinary people doing ordinary things. Although seeming to be anticlimactic for the majority of the story, these dull moments lead to a very important event. Robert and the narrator sit on the couch after the wife has fallen asleep, watching TV, when a documentary about cathedrals comes on.
The narrator had no real information about the blind man, but inferred what he’d be like. As in Hopper’s painting there is an emphasis on the man with makeup. The emphasis creates the mood because of the dark lighting allowing his face to be seen as “different.” When Robert eats dinner with the wife and husband in “Cathedral” the narrator explains “The blind man had the right away located his food, he knew just where everything was on his plate” (217). The setting for the blind was quite comfortable. The painting “Blue Night” shows the “clown” minding his own, smoking a cigarette while the men across from him are uncomfortable with
One of these characters is the older waiter. He himself has his own views on the elderly man staying late every night, and almost defends him with reasoning as to why the elderly man does stay until the late hours of the night because he can almost relate to him, “each night I am reluctant to close up because there is maybe someone who needs the café (Hemingway 145). The older waiter has quite a bit of views on other things as well such as, life’s purpose and how religions revolves around it. There’s a long passage towards the end of the story where the older waiter is telling the other waiter goodnight, but he continues the conversation with himself talking about verses in the bible and replacing the important words with the word “nada.” He specifically says, “it was all nothing and man was a nothing too” (Hemingway 146). He replaces the Spanish word nada (nothing) into the prayers that he recites which tells his religion, but with replacing the words it symbolizes that people turn the verses into a meaning and purpose, but its also a nothingness.
On the way to Ashford, he stumbles upon an inn, where he saw an opportunity to sit down and have a hot meal, which he hasn’t had in days. He gave his horse to a boy he assumed was a stableboy and goes into the inn. Upon entering the inn, he saw a drunken man he assumed was a lord due to the way he was dressed. The drunken man gave him a hard look and yelled, “I dreamed of you. You stay away from me!” After the drunk man passed out, dunk went on to have his meal.
Readers can better understand the meaning of the poem “Making a Fist”, by identifying figurative language, sound, imagery, and the theme of the poem. Throughout this poem there are many forms of figurative language that help the readers better understand the poem. The author uses personification in line 2 when she states, “I felt the life sliding out of me” and in line 16 “lying in the backseat behind all my questions”. Metaphors are used in lines 2 and 3 when she says “I felt the life sliding out of me,
As the narrator starts to smoke cannabis he offered the blind man some; “[t]hen I asked if he wanted to smoke some dope with me” (92). Shortly afterwards the narrator comprehends he smokes like any other man does; although, he thought the blind man would possibly not relish smoking since he cannot view the smoke. When this occurs to him, he decides to start bonding with the blind man. After that they sat down and discussed the shows on the television (94). Now the wife is asleep at this point, so the narrator is truly doing this out of kindness.
Women became less strong and didn’t find the courage to act on their own or solve problems on their own. Juliet may have ended her own life because she truly loved Romeo, or she didn’t want to face the tragedy on her own. In conclusion, women’s rights played a huge role in the play Romeo and Juliet and could be one of the deeper meanings within the
Hughes uses a more emotional stand. His poems are read with an anger. Cullen's poems use more of an informational approach. He likes to state his opinion using a play on words. Hughes and cullen both state their opinion using poetry but they don't both are read with the same types of emotion.
A Georgia man named Eric Comfort visited his local Chick-Fil-A this week and found a Veterans Day tribute that he thought was pretty amazing. According to a Facebook post Comfort wrote, he went into the fast food restaurant on Monday and found a "Missing Man Table." He said that the table had a rose, a bible, and an American flag on top of it. It also included a plaque that described the purpose of the table. The plaque said that the table was reserved in order to honor comrades who have gone missing in battle.
In on of these near death moments, the duo were starving and with their only source of nourishment being a handful of raisins. That night the two sat around their campfire in silence being unable to come up with something to say. During this silence, the man thought to himself "The world shrinking down about a raw core of parsible entities. The names of things slowly following those things into oblivion. Colors.
Pete does not like his cubical job at all. “At lunch Pete liked to go somewhere for a club sandwich…He tried to get out of the office…But today he needed a drink.” (164) Pete is still showing his depression by drinking while having his new job. Pete makes a statement saying “check back in a few. I’m about to get fired!” (166) Pete is so depressed about his job; he has pre-conceived intentions of getting fired. He returns in from lunch hung over.
Three colored people entered the diner, one male and two females. They sat in the incorrect area because only whites could sit there. Colored people were only allowed to sit in the back of the diner. I was their waitress, and I was a bit nervous; with it being my first day. I ignored them a few times, while thinking