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Three Generations of A Man What is so different about an old man and young man The difference between the two is their outlook on life Ernest Hemingway tells a story about this in A Clean Well-Lighted Place In this story there are three men two of whom look at the world in the same light There are differences and similarities of these three men and just age can alter ones perspective on life Oldsey states that the younger waiter impatient and confident does not understand the old man who has come to the caf to drink away his loneliness and fear32 The young man sees the world as it should be seen by what he thinks is right In my view he could be considered a cynic He is just so unbelievably negative in everything he says and selfish in everything he does In a lot of what he says he is always in one way or another talking about himself Take for instance when the young man says Hell stay all night he said to his colleague Im sleepy now I never get into bed before three oclock He should have killed himself last week 159 What does that say about a mans character when he wishes another man dead Hes so selfish that he even says I dont want to look at him I wish he would go home He has no regard for those who must work160 If he doesnt like his work why does he stay His line of work is to serve people and yet all he ever does is complain about it because he is so self-absorbed and only into what is happening in his life The young man is a disgusting slob and we see that in a couple different aspects of the story Hes not very careful when he pours the old man another brandy Hemingway states that the waiter poured on into the glass so
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