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

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"A Man of the World" Summary

Blindy is a blind man that wanders among the local bars playing slot machines. He smells very bad and has a difficult time finding someone to give him a ride between bars. His favorite bar is the Pilot, where he gets along well with the bartender. The bartender explains how Blindy became blind. During a fight, his eyes were gouged out and then bitten off by his opponent, Willis Sawyer. Blindy, who refuses to be called by his previous nickname, Blacky, is content with his life and pities Willis Sawyer for not being as fun as he is.

"A Man of the World" Analysis

Blindy, the traveling homeless man spends his life observing people, much as a writer does. Blindy's hard life makes him a positive symbol of masculinity for Hemingway. His lack...

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