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Unformatted text preview: In reading “A clean, Well-lighted Place” by Ernest Hemingway, and “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros the reader is taught a life lesson. Both stories give the reader a great sense of the story that is told. Both stories share great lessons in life. A clean, Well-lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway was written in third person narrative. Hemingway contrasts light and dark to show the difference between this man and the young people around him, and uses the old man’s deafness as an image of separation from the rest of the world. This story talks about an old man that cannot seem to find peace. Throughout the story the narrator talks about the despair the old man must be in as he has no wife, his niece takes care of him, and tried to take his own life the prior week. It seems to me that Hemingway wants his readers to take something from this story. I believe that he wants his readers to realize that they are going to grow old and die someday, but he wants them to realize that they can do this with dignity. It seems like the old man in the story has but the younger waiter realize that they can do this with dignity....
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