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Unformatted text preview: The older waiter just seems to care more about people and the old man and he seems to relate with him and he wants to stay at the bar until the last person leaves so he is not selfish he seems to care about helping people and he really seems interested in learning about what’s wrong with the old man so it seems that he is more mature than the younger waiter and more compassionate. I think the older waiters attitude is more closer to the author because the author portrays the younger one as being shallow and stupid and portrays the older waiter to be more intellectual and compassionate and more concerned about the people in the bar. The author makes his feelings clear in the writing by showing us that the younger waiter is shallow that he never looks at the old man, he responds back with short answers, he doesn't care about being there, he is just there because its his job, he tells the old man he wish he would have died and all of these are shown as bad by the author and pretty stupid. He shows that the older waiter is asking questions because he is concerned about the old man, he doesn't care to stay at the bar until the old man is ready to leave, he relates to the old man, and he seems to be portrayed as the caring one who is more educated and mature. For example, whenever the younger waiter approaches the old man and is annoyed he wont leave he forces him...
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- Spring '13
- Barn Burning, old man, Abner Snopes