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Cat in the Rain There is an archaic saying that states A man in the sky a woman on the ground back in the 1800s in Korea In the short story Cat in the Rain by Ernest Hemingway he expresses his thoughts toward women and animals as the lower order of society through his point of view The first part of the story tells that George has a control over his wife and it also appears that they are in a same position at the end of the story Hemingway writes in a very strong decisive way to point out his thoughts in his stories George tests his own wife to prove that he is in a higher position than she is No Ill get it The poor kitty out trying to keep dry under a table The husband went on reading lying propped up with the two pillows at the foot of the bed p 48 This is a quote said by the American wife after her husband showed his generosity or him testing her to see if she will do the job George does not move at all even though his wife wants the cat outside in the rain The poor kitty symbolizes the American wife in the course of the story The American wife reveals her impossible hope and desire to her husband I want to pull my hair back tight and smooth and make a big knot at the back that I can feel she said I want to have a kitty to sit on my lap and purr when I stroke her p 49 The American wife is telling her husband that she wants her life and she wants to have a relationship with her husband like the relationship between her and the cat in the quotation Hemingway illustrates the American wife as a teaser and George as a total control Anyway I want a
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