“A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” by Ernest Hemingway contains three main characters, an old man, an old waiter and a young waiter. With this essay I will attempt to analyze the personality of the young waiter, showing you how he is self centered and unable to sympathize with others. In the mind of the young waiter money solves all problems. The short story begins with conversation between the young waiter and the older waiter. The young waiter mentions that the old man who frequents their café tried to commit suicide last week. When the old waiter asks why the old man tried to commit suicide, the young waiter tells him, “He was in despair.” “Why?” asked the old waiter. “Nothing,” answered the young waiter. “He has plenty of money.” (Hemingway, 1) For the life of him he can’t understand why a rich old guy would want to kill himself. He’s too self centered, and he can’t put himself in the shoes of another person and try to understand where they are coming from. He can’t understand the loneliness of the old man. In addition he has no regard for the value of a human life. He tells the old man, “You should have killed yourself last week.” (Hemingway, 1) He is rude, insensitive, with no respect for the elderly. He insults the old man by saying, “An old man is a nasty thing.” (Hemingway, 2) He is saying this to an old waiter who is grappling with his own battle of old age, showing just how indifferent he is to the feelings of the people surrounding him. The young waiter then refuses to serve the old man another drink because he is eager to get home to his wife who is waiting for him. He does not seem to care that not all people are as fortunate as he is
Theatre Appreciation 1100 S13
The main character of my play is named John. He is a soldier in the Union Army during the Civil War. The author says he is often impatient and irritated, although he believes he is confident and a great soldier. The other characters do not believe in John as much as he believes in himself though. John’s main goal I life is to succeed as a soldier as his fathers have before him. John wants to lead an advance on the Confederate…
Brown, many characters are significantly important in the digital world and have a vast impact on “The Rise of the Internet” as seen today. The character Susan Fletcher is dedicated, determined, and independent this character is and is very influential to all goal-driven women who are to take on the challenges of the virtual world.
One of the first things to consider about a character in a novel or story is the consistency of the character throughout the entire novel. Many characters may be dynamic…
Jill points out that Susan is interested in nothing except those feminine things. Lady Polly, who is older and wiser than Jill, points out that the problem of Susan is not being grow up but her interest in opposite sex. The problem is Susan does not put the things correctly; she makes the second thing, interest in opposite sex, being the first and lost her faith of Narnia.
Susan is the only protagonist who has experience in Narnia and relationship with Aslan does not change her to be a better person…
While some characters are considered minor their impact is anything but unimportant. It tends to be the people we recognize the least who have the biggest impact overall. This is why authors such as Orwell are able to use Character like O’Brien and Charrington to move the character development along. While you might not recognize their impact right away. In the novel, 1984 by George Orwell, Julia who appears to have selfish beliefs shifts her views on freedom after Charting gives her a safe space…
Adjectives Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando)
Inarticulate- his speech is mumbled, lack of education.
Reluctant hero- wrestles with his conscience, does not want to be disloyal to Johnny Friendly and the rest of the gang.
“bum” – didn’t want to go to school, no proper role (loses his boxing career)
Sensitive - cares for animals, caring towards Edie, guilty about what happened to Joey.
Physically strong – boxing career, seen in his fighting, such as the final “show down” with Johnny…
2012 VFTB essay responses
1 A VFTB is a play based on the fight for justice through morals of the Italian community and the American laws. The play speaks of honour through Eddie’s character and to some extent Catherine’s character, but it is also focused on passion: passion for a new life. Also, in the course of this passion betrayal is shown through Eddie and Catherine.
In VFTB, the morals of the Italian community are portrayed as the morals of life within Red Hook, but especially through Eddie…
Character Analysis for Othello
Othello is the main character throughout the paly. He is different from all the other peoples in the play, he comes from Mauritania. They call him the moor, which is black people. In the paly, he is a leader with great reputation, people also respect him. The duke and the senate thinks he is a great leader, don’t mind his skin color. His love to Desdemona is very deep, he listens to her advice even at that time people thinks woman’s voice is not important. But he is…
In these verses, there is drama taking place and there are two groups of characters. Main and minor characters.
The main character is not recognized. She is nameless girl who was kidnapped when the Syrians raided Israel. She becomes a servant of yet another nameless woman- the wife of Naaman, who was powerful Captain of a Syrian Army.
Naaman was described as a mighty man of valour, he was second in command in Syria. He was an adult, male, powerful, rich, privileged, free…..
The girl, in contrast…
The characters in Fox’s Earth are made such that their relationships with Ruth show how ambitious she is or their personalities are such that Ruth can carry out her plans to show how ambitious she is. Anne Rivers Siddons therefore uses these characters to portray the theme of ambition.
Rip is a maid at Fox’s Earth and her job is to take care of the Fox children. Her character is made to care for and love the Fox children so much that…
Death occurs throughout the story and ultimately
3:19defines many of the characters. The opening death of Liesel's brother fixates in her mind
3:24and dreams, often haunting her for weeks and months. Even the death of Max's father, Hans'
3:30old war friend, has a great influence on Hans, as he learns the accordion and takes in…