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Word Count 950The two literary writing that I will discuss in this essay is “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” by Ernest Hemingway and “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver. Bothof these stories have similar themes and deal with the same issue. I will bediscussing how the themes of these two stories depict an individual in isolation.In the story “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” by Ernest Hemingway there isan old deaf patron who goes to the same café every day and drinks. Sometimes hedrinks too much and gets drunk and forgets to pay. On this day there are twowaiters who are waiting for this same older man to finish his, so they can close upthe café. The two waiters are sitting at a nearby table watching and talking aboutthe deaf man and how he tried to kill himself last week. The younger of the twowaiters is annoyed that the old deaf man is still there drinking and the other olderwaiter feels compassion towards him. This atomicity is apparent by the youngerwaiter when he says “He'll stay all night," he said to his colleague. "I'm sleepynow. I never get into bed before three o'clock. He should have killed himself lastweek"(Hemingway.921) and the compassion of the older waiter is apparent when