We made it conducive to getting things done. There are many modes of transportation available as well as several parking lots around the building. Meanwhile, the older waiter sympathizes with the old man. The views of the characters regarding the setting of the cafe bring forth the theme of the story which is centered on the loneliness of the old people. On the other hand, for the young waiter, the cafe is just a workplace. They face their loneliness helping other to face theirs, in the best way possible. We're on the 27th Floor of Jollibee Plaza along F.
This all indicates that he is not lonely like the middle-aged waiter, who rebukes his colleague and says that they should have offered another drink to the old man. Getting your own office can be overwhelming especially when you're starting out. As you can discern from my reviews over the past couple of months, I have a lot of problems with Hemingway and his writing. At this point, we can clearly see differences between the old waiter and the young waiter — especially in their antithetical attitudes toward the old man. Old age is one such stage of human life which is supposed to harbor loneliness and despair.
The plot revolves around these emotions, for the characters are gripped by the emotional influences which add intensity to the story. The young waiter wants the old man to go to one of the all-night cafes, but the old waiter objects because he believes in the importance of cleanliness and light. However he appears little in the story but he is the main centre for the two waiters. To Hemingway and his detached writing that left me amidst the chaotic silence of my room, contemplating nada. Every mortal must face loneliness.
The old waiter is wiser, more tolerant, and more sensitive than the young waiter. The younger waiter says he wants to go home, and the older waiter remarks that they are very different. This book is one of those rare exceptions in Hemingway's work that I didn't hate reading. For an old, rich man to try to commit suicide over the despair of confronting nothingness is beyond the young waiter's understanding. Restaurants, malls and other commercial centers are in the area for entertainment and recreation. Hemingway himself suffered severe bouts of insomnia, feeling alone and deserted in the universe.
Younger waiter prefers to go home and sleep with his wife. However, nothingness is the reason that the old man comes to the cafe every night and drinks until he is drunk. He finds solace in clean, well-lighted cafés, and sees his future in the older man so he recognizes himself in him. The setting of cafe is an important element of the fiction in the story, for it aids the reader in comprehending the feelings of the characters and it is these feelings that portray the theme of the story. The understanding of the story lies in the significance of the cafe in the lives of old waiter and the deaf man. The young waiter thought that the deaf man had no cause for being depressed, as he was wealthy. He finds no comfort in religion anymore and even though he tries to go to another building, it is just not the same as the cafe holding light and a glimpse of hope.
The deaf man and the old waiter view the cafe in a perspective which differs from the outlook of the young waiter. Doing all of that in a short story is nothing short of remarkable, and consequently, I have changed my mind about short stories generally. He cannot achieve even the dignity that the old man at the cafe possessed; he also knows that he will not sleep. And the old man does leave with dignity. Hemmingway wants us to understand what he wants to say by the dialogues of the character. The cafe is an integral part of the plot of the story; it is here that all the action in the story is taking place.
And when the young waiter says that old men are nasty, the old waiter does not deny the general truth of this statement, but he does come to the defense of the old man by pointing out that this particular old man is clean and that he likes to drink brandy in a clean, well-lighted place. It's clean and clear from distractions, allowing you to focus on the essentials. The story emphasizes lateness — late not only in terms of the hour of the morning it's almost 3 A. My first thought was: murder, I've got to kill this thing: and my favorite method of extinguishing the life of trespassing attention-getters like this is to place them somewhere in the middle of the open book, close the book, pound it with a fist as it lays on the table, then open it again on the page where they met their end and look to see how they'd appear to subsequent readers, fossilized inside a classic. The younger waiter is insensitive to this and just wants the old man to leave. It is clean and bright and can be a source of comfort to those like the old man and himself. He is reluctant to close the café not because he is a good man and is doing it to please the old customer who sometimes leaves without paying , but because the café is where he wishes to spend the entirety of his evening.
There's light — enough of it — to keep you sharp and effective. However, I appreciate that he tackles difficult topics in a way that confronts the darkest aspects of the human experience. His work, including this story, emphasizes the importance of mental well-being, of connecting with one another's hardships and humanity. Thus, in a sense, the old waiter is partially Hemingway's spokesperson because he points out that the old man leaves the cafe walking with dignity; he affirms the cleanliness of the old man. And, once more, the economy of words cannot tame the torrent of emotions that can take over even the most distracted of readers. Does Hemingway's writing still have power? The middle-aged waiter does not want to leave the café, because it is his comfort zone, his refuge, where he thinks he is the most comfortable being.