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The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway - "The Light of the World" Summary & Analysis

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"The Light of the World" Summary

The narrator and his friend, Tom, order cheap drinks at a bar before they are thrown out by the owner. They go to the train station where a large group of people is waiting for a train. Two prostitutes, one of whom is extremely overweight, get into an argument about a boxer named Steve Ketchel. Both women claim to have had a relationship with Steve Ketchel. They call each other liars. They continue this argument very angrily. The two young men choose to go in the opposite direction from wherever the two prostitutes are going.

"The Light of the World" Analysis

This story is built on lies. The boxer who the prostitutes refer to as Steve Ketchel is actually named Stanley Ketchel. The two women outdo themselves in lying about their relationship with...

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