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The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway - "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" Summary & Analysis

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"A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" Summary

Two waiters wait for an old deaf man to finish his drink so they can go home. When he finishes, they close up the cafy. The waiter contemplates the psychological significance of the cafy in the otherwise empty lives of the people.

"A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" Analysis

The waiters and the old man all represent the emptiness of many people in the modern world who choose to spend their evenings in public spaces rather than return to their empty personal lives.

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