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A Clean Well-Lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway and The Storm by Kate Chopin deal with the loss of innocence loneliness and sexual desires The narrators are a part of different times and different societies which shows how the language and actions differ in the characters Through the authors use of dialogue the reader discovers each situation that the characters in stories are presented with A Clean Well-Lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway is depicted as using old age and depression to get its views across The Storm by Kate Chopin is much more expressive in its imagery of passion relating it to a storm The main character in A Clean Well- Lighted Place written by Ernest Hemingway is the old man The old man who remains nameless throughout the short story comes to the cafe and stays late into the night and sits In the shadow the leaves of the tree made against the electric light92 The old man is deaf and finds comfort in the difference he feels inside the quiet cafe The old man struggles with old age and the feeling of nothingness which is representative of the darkness outside of the cafe The well-lit cafe represents order and cleanliness The old man is around eighty years old and does not have a wife Instead he finds company in the clean well-lighted cafe Although the only other two people in the cafe at the late hour are the two waiters the old man finds it comfortable The two waiters comment that although he is A good client they knew that if he became too drunk he would leave without paying92 The younger of the two waiters wants to go home He has a wife and says he never gets into bed before three oclock92 He treats the old man as if he were dumb He speaks to him speaking with that omission of syntax stupid people employ when talking
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