What does the café represent for the two of them? • The older waiter is reluctant because he is obviously living with the guilt or shame of either committing something wrong or going through something bad/wrong when he was younger. The refrain expresses that the waiter does not believe in God and is not deeply religious. The older waiter understands the need for the café because he and the old man are both lonely people, so he empathizes with him. The café represents them both.
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.
From the perspective of Larry’s mother and the women on the street, Larry’s drunkenness is not a positive thing and much disappointment and blame for this is put on Larry’s father and irresponsibility. And then considering the situation from Larry’s father’s point of view, Larry’s drunkenness was a result of his own doing. Larry’s father did not find himself at fault because his son drank the beer and made a choice to get drunk. The father believed that he had a right to socialize, free from the worries of his
Rick is the Hemingway Hero in this movie because he truly is a man’s man. He owns his own bar and and is able to drink a lot and in large amounts. Drinking shows some of the disillusionment of the men during and after the war. They don’t have sense of what to do and their ideas have the world have changed to fit what they believe will work. Rick drinks and has his bar away from the war and turns to a sort of aloofness and only looking out for himself.
Frank and his father have an unusual yet understanding relationship. Frank doesn’t react to his father’s irresponsibility as strongly as the majority of us would. Though Malachy drinks the money and dole away, Frank did not once directly blame his father for anything. Malachy’s drinking events -coming home drunk and pulling the boys out of bed singing and yelling- was a reoccurring theme in the book, but Frank points out the good memories he had with his father (the telling of Irish heroes and stories) in almost a way that overcomes his other unhappy memories of his
I found it some humor in Telemachus‘ saying, “sip your wine” to the old man (317). He did not refer to the wine as his father’s as he probably would have done if he had been talking to one of the suitors. To some extent, that specific choice of words gives away the fact that the old man really is Odysseus in disguise. Telemachus constantly seems to be underestimated by the suitors, which gives an acute advantage to him and to his
Eventually, he regresses back to childhood and crawls to Stephen, asking him to “hold me” and to “call me by my name”. After this, Weir becomes dependant on alcohol, with clear symptoms of alcoholism; his shaking hands and the “inability to talk sensibly until the liquor had put some strength and reason inside him”. He is also a superstitious man, searching for constant reassurance from Stephen in the form of tarot card reading, finding hope and comfort from the outcomes. His lack of familiarity with women is one that reduces his masculinity, as it is expected of men to be confident and experienced with women by his age. When Stephen takes him to the prostitutes’ house, the old woman said that Weir started to cry, revealing his fear of intimacy with women, a trait unexpected of the typical
No one really cared about him, so he built up walls with drinking and now Katniss and Peeta break them down and help him. On the train ride over to the capitol he is drunk when he should be giving advice to his tributes on how to stay alive in the games. Once he realizes they had a fighting chance this year and were not automatically written off as usual, he managed to focus on helping them instead of drinking. This helps Haymitch by giving him something to focus on as well as focusing on people who care for him. In the film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire his drinking is not as prevalent because he now has Katniss and Peeta who care enough about him to try and help him stay sober.
Rather spend; he is greedy, not even spending money for electricity at his workplace but rather working with candles during the night. What Dickens presents and commentates on is even though the upper class has it all, they rather seem to be stingy and greedy, not wanting to share their wealth, not wanting to give for the better. Not wanting to do so only creates a bad reputation for the upper class. On the other hand, Tiny Tim, and his family have close to nothing at all, only to be more giving and wanting than the upper class fellows. Dickens demonstrations here that Tiny Tim is the most vulnerable of all the lower class yet he is one of the most giving and happy members of the lower class, which puts shame on Scrooge and his fellow upper class men.
Drinking moderately with friends, having dinner, he made sure however to never become the out of control alchie, as no one likes the annoying, obnoxious drunk. Over time he drank more and more by himself, becoming secluded and dependent. Withdrawing from his friends based on the realizations of his dependency, he became paranoid his neighbors would know the secret when they heard the clanking of the bottles in the trash bags as he carried them to the recycling bin. Alcohol seemed to mask, cover the feeling he had lingering inside, his unhappiness and uneasiness with himself, others and life in general. His life as he stated had just “stalled”, he was not married, did not have kids, had no legal issues and was