hem - English 4 Period 4 SFS The patter of rain is...

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English 4 Period 4 SFS The patter of rain is monotonous to the point of hypnosis. The lights are soothing, yet blinding. A woman looks out on a cat caught in foul weather. A suicidal old man requests another drink. Hemingway describes his settings in a straightforward way. His environments tell a story. In “Cat In The Rain” and “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,” the setting Hemingway forms helps the reader focus on the characterization of his subjects. In “Cat In the Rain,” the wife is a helpless and innocent young lady. She is in a hotel room with her insensitive husband. “Their room was on the second floor facing the sea.” The wife has a void in her life, like an expansive body of water. She has materialistic needs to help comfort her. But the wife’s husband won’t assist her in obtaining them. As she gazes at the alternate scene, the wife finds a different setting with an artist, perhaps inspired by the public garden, and a bronze monument. The rain allows the monument to glisten and the wife soon discovers a cat. The twinkle of the rain on the
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