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.
Finally the old man gets up and leaves, quickly followed by one of the waiters. The second waiter goes to a bar but dislikes it and then goes home. Wow! It’s impossible to imagine that with just pen and paper one can pump life into fictional characters and makes them real, but that is exactly what a good author does. The waiter who was in a hurry was youthful and confident.
To begin with; this chapter is a complete contrast compared to all of the other chapters, simply because the narrator who is telling the story has completely changed, without notice but you can almost definitely see the change. Hosseini tells the story in such a way is that we see the past in his speech. We can see first-hand how Rahim Khan found the events but also we learn more about Hassan and his family. Hosseini writes like this because he gives another narrative point of view for the reader to hear from. In this chapter we can gather that Rahim is a wise, old fashioned man; which greatly contrasts almost all of Amir’s previous chapters.
In the meanwhile Thompson and his lawyer have racked up a huge room service bill and have been checking out various casinos and bars around town. When they return to the hotel Thompson’s attorney has a head full of acid which leads to him pulling a knife on Thompson. After the slight altercation Thompson tries to catch some sleep and his attorney goes back to playing the bath tub. Soon after his attorney became paranoid about being in Vegas and got on a plane to Los Angeles leaving Thompson alone. After remaining in Las Vegas for some time Thompson becomes increasingly paranoid about being arrested and his room service bill so he decides to head back to Las Angeles as well.
He used repetition to try and sway the plebeians. He often refers to Brutus as an “honorable man”, each time with more sarcasm. Antony also uses reverse psychology on the crowd. He tells everyone about “Caesar’s will”, however, he says that he cannot read it. This makes everyone beg for him to read it.
Though all the people around Montag have a huge impact on him to change his point of view, it is Clarisse who changes him the most, even more than Faber. Clarisse is Montag’s inspiration. She’s is the one who start the sparks by asking questions he’s never heard before. Faber loves books and knows that they’re important too, but he does nothing to save them. This is because he doesn't have any inspiration.
He must keep these memories within himself until he can train a new Receiver to whom he can pass them. Thus, the Receiver has knowledge of things that no one in the community has access to, but the Receiver also has the responsibility to shoulder the burden of sorrow and pain that the memories bring. Jonas begins his training with the Receiver whom he calls The Giver. At first, The Giver gives Jonas happy memories of the past-memories of things Jonas has never known. Jonas is eager and excited to be able to experience new things.
Roberts, the car is waiting downstairs,” says his butler. “Tell it to wait Willem, can’t you see I’m busy?” Michael says sternly. He picks up his phone and calls his attorney. “Steve, I need a consult regarding the Ananke Donoghue case. Can you meet me at Vecna’s Apartment in twenty minutes?” Vecna, meaning the whispered one, is the place where Michael has his secret meetings; if it were ever to be investigated, it wouldn’t lead back to him.
Because of the topic, the author displayed ethos especially well using people with fame rather to experts. Lastly, Pathos is used by Gerald Graff by using personal stories. “I grew up torn” says Graff early on, suggesting from the beginning that his emotions are intertwined in this topic. The author describes how he was “desperate for the approval of the hoods” showing even more his Sam Rooke emotion and, in effect, having the reader share it. Graff involves pathos in wonderful way showing emotion enough to help readers connect with him.
They had things to sort out.” (p. 1, l. 30-31) On a rainy night, a drunk and very ill looking man knocks at the front door. His name is Michael Phelps and even though he doesn’t ask for it, he needs help. “”Are you ill?” It seemed obvious, but he needed to stop the silences. The man nodded, glassy-eyed, and looked at a space beyond Ian.” (p. 2, l. 64-65) He doesn’t talk much but through his mumbling, Ian finds out that Michael has been in their house