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Adair William Hemingways Cat In The Rain Georges Winter Death-Bed The Hemingway Review 121 1992 73-76 MLA International Bibliography Web 14 Oct 2013In Hemingways Cat In The Rain Georges Winter Death-Bed Adair Williams examines the comments in Hemingways Cat In The Rain that George the husband from the story as a convolute character In Hemingways short story Cat In The Rain George is considered as the lie in bed boring and insensitive husband who does not pay attention towards his wife In the short story Georges personality was not the main focus or the most pleasant but Adair reveals that Georges character may have had an important role in the story after all Adair also compares the similar traits that George and his wife were facing next to Hemingways own personal life with his wife Hadley Adair suggests that George could be going through his own personal trials and tribulations which may link to why his is so distanced from his wife Adair discusses that George is temporarily sexually impotent 73 George could feel hopeless because there is no type of intimacy between him and his wife There could be a possibility that George and his wife wanted to plan a family but became unsuccessful Having a high stress level George coped with the situation by isolating himself from others especially his wife and used books newspapers and lying around to help him get over the situation Adair points out that George faced a sense of failure George who we may suspect is a newspaper man and would-be writer like Hemingway then Gertrude Stein was suggesting to Hemingway that he try for an autobiographical realism in his fiction has suffered something tragic and in a sense violent the previous fall his wife lost this story manuscript 74 This could represent a miscarriage that George and his wife
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