Hemingway The Cat in the rain and Hills LIke White Elephants

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In both of Hemingway's short stories there is much left unspoken between the characters that can be picked on with a little bit of looking. The “Cat in the Rain” was written in 1925 by Hemmingway and it depicts an American couple on vacation in Italy. They were the only two americans in the hotel, with their hotel room located on the second floor facing the sea. The wife first say the cat looking out of the window, she was under a table “trying to make herself compact so that she would not be dripped on.” The wife wanted to go out and get it and a dialog about it was spoken between her and her husband. “Im going down and get that kitty” the american wife said. “I'll do it.” Her husband offered. "No, I'll get it. The poor kitty out trying to keep dry under a table." The husband went on reading, lying propped up with the two pillows at the foot of the bed. "Don't get wet," he said. The husband does not have any real interest in the cat, which is evident from how he handled it, not moving from the bead and seemingly not caring what the wife did as well, by saying “Don't get wet” as it is sort of a generic response. The wife procceds to walk down the steps and looks outside for the cat, but to no avail. She states "Oh. I wanted it so much. I wanted a kitty." which seems a little odd for a grown woman to take so much intrest in a cat. She walked back upstairs and has another dialog with her husband. Again the husband shows little intrest in what the wife says, responding in short simple answers. Only taken intrest when the wife brings up her looks. He shifted postions and it is mentioned that “he hadnt looked away from her since she started to speak” He showed much more interest in her when her looks were subject instead of the cat. With the next dialog shows some more insight into the husbands mind “I want to pull my hair back tight and

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