Analysis of a Clean and Well-Lighted Room by Ernest Hemingway

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Melanie Skinkis English 202 A well-lighted room in the evening, that is clean, is a place that people can spend their time. The story goes through a melancholy sequence of events, which is just under lining issues that Hemingway possessed in his own life. The lesson from the short story is that those should be considerate of others that can’t be alone with themselves. A clean and well-lighted place you can drink in dignity is the light for those who can’t see it themselves. In a passage from the short story written by Ernest Hemingway, a suicidal deaf gentleman is over-staying his welcome in a café in Spain. He was drinking alone in the booth with the shadows of the trees casted down on the table. The deaf man wanted another glass of brandy, and the waiter had questioned his sobriety. The young waiter took advantage of the fact he is indeed deaf, he had told him he wished he killed himself. The young waiter with a wife waiting at home, begins to taps his foot for the man to leave so he can close the shop for the night. An older waiter contradicts the idea of closing, because the young waiter should be considerate of others desires and despairs. Like the deaf man, the older waiter is one who can’t sleep at night and causes them to be at war with themselves. The young, selfish waiter begins to wipe the table down with a rag, and proclaimed that the café was closed. The old man gets up, makes his way out the door, and down the street unsteadily. The old waiter defends the old man and requests an answer to why he couldn’t stay and drink. The young waiter appears selfish to the other, and explains that there are bodegas (wineshops) that are open. This was justification that this isn’t the only place in town that man could drink at. Conversations of how the young waiter has everything; youth, confidence, and a job, arose. The older waiter explains the realism of
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