A Clean, Well-Lighted Place 1. What besides insomnia makes the older waiter reluctant to go to bed? Comment especially on his meditation with its nada refrain. Why does he so well understand the old man’s need for a café? What does the café represent for the two of them?
Unlike another man he remembers ,who had always been immoral, manipulating others under the pretense of virtue; so people greeted his death with joy. Chapter 35 – Lee’s Lonesome The Trasks move to Salinas ans so Lee leaves to open his bookstore in San Francisco. Aron and Cal discuss Lee’s departure, and Aron bets Cal ten cents that Lee will come back. Aron wins the bet, since six days later Lee returns.
Act 1 Scene 1 ( The Narrator makes it to Harlem, he goes to the Jolly Dollar Bar. He enters the bar.) Narrator: “Good Evening Brothers” McAdams: “Shit” Other Man: You said it, man he a relative of yourn? McAdams: “Shit, he god damn sho aint no kin of mine!” Other Man: “He must be drunk, maybe he thinks he’s kin to you.” (The narrator leaves the area in confusion.) Act 1 Scene 2 Narrator: “Well, I’ll be damned if it aint the good brother, Where you been ?
If this essay was different and showed that Phil loved his family, he came home on time for dinner and left after everyone was out of the house. It wouldn’t show that he was a “company man” it would show that he is a caring father and showed his wife and kids what a real father is. Phil should make time to be with his family instead of working all day and not coming home so late at night. Is the company man synonymous for a workaholic? Yes, I think that the company man was a workaholic and didn’t have anytime for his family and that’s why his children were always silent around him and him and his wife had a divorce.
They tie up Duncan and force him to tell them the combination to the safe. After he finally gives them the combination Mac punches him in the face and Duncan falls into the fryers. In this movie the Death of Duncan was an accident, but now that it has happened there is no going back. The restaurant was inherited by Duncan’s oldest son Malcom. Malcom sells the restaurant to Mac for a very cheap price.
Not just in this lousy little town. In general. My life, I mean. It’s almost like I got killed over in Nam… Hard to describe. That night when Kiowa got wasted, I sort of sank down into the sewage with him… Feels like I’m still deep shit.”(Page 150) Bowker is also intelligent and is well supported by his parents, but he did not see any meaning in getting a job or even going to school.
He gets very selfish and his relationship with his family starts to get very bad. He begins to argue with his sister Beneatha more about the money thinking that he’s all a sudden biggity and their mother steps in and makes them come to their senses . His personality changes and he becomes this man with dreams of getting rich and hanging with the whites in bars downtown, sitting outside on their restaurant patios. “mama when im downtown and I pass them cool ,quiet looking restaurants where them white boys are sitting back talking bout things…sitting their turning deals worth millions of dollars… sometimes I see guys don’t look much older.”Pg.74 Walter is thinking of all these plans and things he wants to do but does he know that some places are segregated and that him sitting talking about millions of dollars and deals isn’t gonna get him nowhere in life. He looks at everything different now that money is involved, he even thought about
But in the end the father says, “if there had only been time to go up to my club” which tells us that the father is very self-centered and that the only thing he thinks of is him self and his life instead of getting to know his son. The son is getting more and more ashamed of his father, because of the way he behaves at the restaurants. In the beginning he was proud and he had high expectations to this meeting but know only an hour and a half later, he know that he will never see his dad again. While standing at a newsstand the father is doing it all over again. He is being rude to the seller and he is shouting at him.
Justin Egan Professor Engler EngWr 301 7-9-12 The Black River: A Literary Analysis on the Theme and Supporting Elements of Ernest Hemmingway’s Short Story “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” The short story “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,” written in 1933 by Ernest Hemmingway, starts in a well-lighted café late at night with two waiters talking about a recent suicide attempt made by the old man sitting in their café. Through heavy use of dialogue, key characteristics of each character are developed. The older man has a background story of his own. The younger waiter is just that; young, impatient, and arrogant. And the middle age waiter, who is the most detailed of the three, has a darker understanding of both of the other two characters.
In this reading, Dorothy West describes this character as “an abject little man.” In my mind, I immediately think of a hopeless, quite miserable individual who is downtrodden about his current state of being. When Lucius is able to live his imaginary “businessman” lifestyle through the correspondence he gives his daughter via dictation on her typewriter, for once, he experiences freedom from what had enslaved him for so long. In this “free” place, there are no hard times in life, no odd jobs to do, no frankfurters and beans to eat – J. Lucius Jones is all business, and plays his role to the hilt. Unfortunately, Mr. Jones becomes a little too involved in this fictitious character. He put all his hopes and dreams of par social status and finds it difficult to escape.