A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
by Ernest Hemingway
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place Questions
Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
- What function does the old man serve in the story?
- Do you think the younger waiter and the older waiter are indeed "of two different kinds"?
- What is the significance of "insomnia" at the end of the story? Why might the older waiter dismiss his dissatisfaction as such?
- Hemingway wrote this story when he was a young man. Does this information affect your reading of the story? Why or why not?