A well lighted place
SummaryLate in the early morning hours, in a Spanish cafe, an old man drinks q. Nearby, two waiters, one aa, the other older, talk about him. When the old man orders another brandy, the young waiter purposefully overfills his glass. However, when readers look for deeper insight, they can find how meaningful this story is. The truth is buried underneath the storythe emotional darkness, eventual wlel, and existential depression caused by the nada, a well lighted place nothingness.Emotional darkness is the first component that must be unfolded when analyzing the theme of the story.
The symbol of an empty, meaningless life, emotional darkness, surrounds the old man and the older waiter. Critics often see these themes emerge as reflections of the cultural and spiritual malaise of the disillusioned, post- World War Welk Western world. And, because Hemingway is Hemingway, he manages (amazingly) to do it in under 1,500 a well lighted place. Please upgrade your browserto use eNotes.We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your visiting.eNotes Support. Better Together.
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