scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 416
In Cat In The Rain Ernest Hamingway illustrates the problems that an American couple have and symbolizes the loneliness and protection need of the American woman by a cat which she sees huddled under a dripping table outside their Paris hotel and attempts to rescue Her husband George spends the entire story curled up in bed reading a book paying little attention to his wife The American woman is struggling because this marriage cant meet her expectations The woman wants a stable home where she is loved and respected by her husband But her husband doesnt share the same idea and he is content with their current lifestyle The woman wants to have the cat so that she can have it sit on her lap and purr when she strokes it She wants o eat with her own silver and she wants candles She wants new clothes and wants it to be spring Her wishes may seem like vanities but the other hand these wishes are symbolic of a deeply-felt human need with which we can sympathize The hotel keepers attitude towards her is like a father It is quite different from her husbands senseless behaviour When she is going out to get that cat her husband only offers to go however he doesnt insist that means he dosnt pay attention to her wifes desires But the hotel keeper actually prevents her from the rain so that is the reason why she liked him Hotel keeper gives her what she needs respect and protection And this makes her feel small and important at the same time The author focuses on the American mans dominance over his wife Even she doesnt like her hair she doesnt change it She wants to look like a woman however her husband is happy with her current look This prevents her from making any changes In the story she says Anyway I want a cat now If
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA