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Lets Give Em Something to Talk AboutWriting is a rare talent that belongs only to few Authors can make us cry they can make us laugh they can make us angry they can create fright and they can create suspense This simple language that we use everyday writers can put together to make a fascinating puzzle for us to look at This fascination is true for such stories as A Clean Well-Lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway and Barn Burning by William Faulkner Similarly both of these writers depend on personal experience to create their own unique style seen in most of their works Hemingway generally writes stories that take place in Europe where he spent most of his time in Italy and France Faulkner typically writes about Mississippi where he spent the majority of his life The fast paced European scene as compared to the slow country scene of Mississippi could be a factor in the style and tone that Hemingway and Faulkner have adopted A Clean Well-Lighted Place and Barn Burning are typical uses of drastically different tone and style especially when examining the characters dialogWhen reading a story a great way to get a feeling for the writers style is through the characters speech In A Clean Well-Lighted Place Hemingway uses dialog to create a conversation-like style The dialog is short and choppy just as a conversation would be between two people talking out loud With this he produces a style that has a rapid rhythm that reads quickly and can show a characters personality by what he or she says When in the caf the two waiters are conversing about the old man Last week he tried to commit suicide one waiter said Why He was in despair What about Nothing How do you know it was nothing He has plenty of money Here the reader can see the short conversational style that this passage depicts On the other hand in
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