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The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway - "Today is Friday" Summary & Analysis

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"Today is Friday" Summary

Three Roman soldiers are at a Hebrew wine seller discussing the crucifixion of a man. They complain about the bureaucratic nature of their job as well the minor irritations that they experience doing it.

"Today is Friday" Analysis

Written as a short play, the Romans and the wine seller interact and discuss the crucifixion of Christ as though it were an everyday event. The title implies that the story takes place on Good Friday, the day that Christ was crucified. The story is written in the style of ordinary people and does not specifically name Christ as the victim of the crucifixion.

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