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Essay | Hemingway's Existentialism in "A Clean Well-Lighted Place"

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Hemingway's Existentialism in "A Clean Well-Lighted Place"

Summary: Many philosophers and authors over time developed the idea that human existence is unexplained and void of meaning, which came to be known as existentialism. One such author was Ernest Hemingway, whose short story "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" provides one of the best examples of existentialism. Through his simple, repetitious tone and his use of the symbol of nothing, Hemingway subtly demonstrates in the story the emptiness of life through existentialism, yet glorifies existentialism through its characters.
Existentialism is a philosophy which regards human existence as unexplained and void of meaning. In existentialism there is no god, all life happened by chance and it has no meaning. Many philosophers and authors have developed this idea over time. Earnest Hemingway is one of those authors. The short story, "A Clean Well Lighted Place" is a prime example of Hemingway's ideas. It begins with an argument, between two waiters, as to whether or not they should let the last customer at their bar, an old drunken man, continue to drink until closing time, or to make him go home. Eventually one waiter makes him leave. In the story, Hemingway examines and compares the actions of his characters, carries out a simple, repetitious tone, and uses the symbol of nothing to express existentialism.

In the story, three characters emerge creating a symbolic illustration...

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