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Patrick 1 David R. Patrick ENGL 1102 Prof. Bickley P3 Polished November 30, 2010 Revelations on life in “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” I woke up to the sound of someone beating on my front door. I answer to find a sheriff’s deputy looking troubled. The deputy asked me if I knew the man that was in the back of his patrol car. I walked out to the car and my grandfather, buck a%# naked. Once I got Papa back inside I started talking to him to find out what had happened. His Alzheimer’s was in full swing and he did not remember anything about the day. As we sat there I watched him and tried to think about what he must being going through; I tried to think about what he was going through his mind, or if anything at all. “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” was written in 1933 by Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway was born in Illinois in 1899. He skipped college and joined the Army during World War I. After the war Hemingway spent the majority of his life in France (Kennedy 116). In 1961 Hemingway committed suicide. Both Hemingway and is father were believed to have had a condition causing the rapid deterioration of bodily functions and mental ability. Hemingway is known as one of the best short story authors in history his timeless works have continued to be popular and critically acclaimed. “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” is about the contrast between the ages of three men: a young waiter, and older waiter, and an old man. The old man comes to the restaurant every evening and sits there and drinks while the waiters wait on him to finish drinking and leave the restaurant. I will discuss three themes from Hemingway’s story in this paper. I will discuss solidarity, mortality, and alcohol in Hemingway’s writing.
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Patrick 2 “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” starts out with an old man in a café drinking alone. The rest of the story is spent between the two waiters at the café.
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