Earnest Hemingway

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In ďA Clean Well-Lighted PlaceĒ, Earnest Hemingway focuses on the pain of old age suffered by a man that we meet in a café late one night. Through the use of dialogue, Hemingway creates three characters that symbolize the stages of life: birth, living, and death. Additionally, the tone of the story is created in three ways. First, he contrasts light and dark to show the difference between the difference between this man and the …

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…harsh and well defined. Through the use of dialogue, Hemingway creates three characters that each symbolizes a stage in the progression of life. The image of deafness represents the separation the old man has from the rest of the world. By the end of the story, Hemingway has shown us the desperate emptiness of a life near finished, and the aggravation of the old manís restless mind that cannot find peace. Bibliography None needed