Ernest Hemingway's" A Clean Well Lighted Place" Analytical Essay by 1023455678899887546521

Ernest Hemingway's" A Clean Well Lighted Place"
A discussion on the role of the word and meaning of "nothing" in Hemingway's story.
# 6887 | 930 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Feb 07, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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The following paper discusses Ernest Hemingway use of the word 'nothing' in his story "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place." The writer examines how he uses the word "nothing" brilliantly, twisting it to mean from "there is no god" to "there are no wrongs," and, finally, to "there is no point." The writer discusses the way in which Hemingway argues that once we die, there is nothing left, no afterlife or rebirth, simply nothing.

From the Paper:

"In "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place," by Ernest Hemingway, the author argues life is without meaning. First, Hemingway uses an old bar patron in the story to embody futility and despair. Second, the bar patron is also a symbol of modernism and alienation of the individual. Third, Hemingway inserts a balance of extremes upon the placing of the soldier and the girl walking past the caf. Ernest Hemmingway's story, "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place," fits in perfectly with modernism, which is the literary period in which he writes."

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