Invisible Man Chapter 20 The Narrator- The essential person to the story. McAdams- A man in the bar who causes a commotion. Other Man- The friend of McAdams Barrel: The owner of Jolly Dollar Bar Clifton: The missing person of Brotherhood, the person the narrator to Harlem looking for. Police officer- A police officer at the scene of Clifton’s death. Act 1 Scene 1 ( The Narrator makes it to Harlem, he goes to the Jolly Dollar Bar.
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.
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?
For example a waiter asks his age because that Holden ordered for a scotch and soda Holden says “Do I look like I’m under twenty-one?” but then the waiter asks for verification and Holden gives up and orders a coke. He also talks about sexual stuff which he didn’t do any of them and fails because the adults don’t care about his sex life. Holden thinks that a lot of people are phonies including adults and peers. He acts like he is mature around everyone. But when he is alone he doesn’t care about his actions.
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.
None of these things require money. The old man lived with his wealthy son. He had everything money could buy; a nice house, nice car, nice things. One thing that made him very happy was food. He could have any dish he wanted where he lived, but he was not allowed to eat anything he liked.
This is shown immediately when Arthur Birling states, 'You'll be marrying at a very good time.' There is no mention of the traditional requirements for marriage, such as love, commitment, etc. This is a business deal that pleases Birling as it boosts his own power and standing in the community this shows that he is what we call a social climber, The language he uses reinforces this obsession with money and power, words such as 'interests', 'capital', 'protected' and 'prosperity' all suggest a business man, not words a father-in-law which should be emotional and caring
He also began to realize how nice people were to him; people who would normally avoid a young long-haired teenager completely. Even such luxuries as being upgraded to first-class flights were extended to Birnbaum, and he gladly accepted. Although Birnbaum had lost the use of his legs, he seemed to almost abuse his perks as a handicapped citizen. One day while barging into an elevator, as was his norm, he had unknowingly cut-off an elderly blind man. That moment he realized he was not completely immune from common courtesy, he realized there were people out there who had it worse.
In the classic epic poem The Odyssey, Telemachus’ character is, in my opinion an extremely wise and patient man. While his father is away, he lacks the courage that he needs to stand up to the suitors until Athena comes to him and gives him the valor that he desires. Until he acquires that courage, however, he is particularly patient with the suitors. Most men today in a similar situation would not tolerate a fraction of these suitors for more than a few days. Furthermore, Telemachus’ cunning is outstanding even for a man of his time.
The people there get so inebriated that they often do not remember whom they came with or even who their spouse is. They attend parties like this every weekend, with no regard for their health or how their behavior will affect others. Many of the guests were not even invited to the party formally; they are present because they feel as if their wealth entitles them to such freedom. “Once there they were introduced by someone who knew Gatsby, and after that they conducted themselves according to the rules of behavior associated with an amusement park” (Fitzgerald 41). These people come and go, discarding any rules there might be about attending events such as parties.