Cat in the Rain
The short story, “Cat in the Rain”, by Ernest Hemingway describes the stereotypical relationship between two married American tourists, one of whom is striving to recover a “poor kitty”. This seemingly mundane plot becomes symbolic and purposeful as the reader gazes beneath the surface to find the true intent of the short story. There are three characters in Hemingway’s story which help convey these meaningful analogies; in addition, the cat,
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help fulfill. The woman must go out on her own to reach happiness and peace of mind.
This relationship is unfortunately the standard husband and wife association in our society, the lazy man who is only focused on his own needs along with the wife who doesn’t have any self-confidence unless he gives it to her. There is always that goal that everyone attempts to capture and sometimes, if they are lucky, they do.