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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. Both of these stories have similar themes and deal with the same issue. I will be discussing how the themes of these two stories depict an individual in isolation. In the story “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” by Ernest Hemingway there is an 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 two waiters 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 about the deaf man and how he tried to kill himself last week. The younger of the two waiters is annoyed that the old deaf man is still there drinking and the other older waiter feels compassion towards him. This atomicity is apparent by the younger waiter when he says “He'll stay all night," he said to his colleague. "I'm sleepy now. I never get into bed before three o'clock. He should have killed himself last week"(Hemingway.921) and the compassion of the older waiter is apparent whenhe says “Not always. This old man is clean. He drinks without spilling. Even now,