Post a Peer Response
1. In “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” compare the younger waiter and the older waiter in their attitudes toward the old man. Whose attitude do you take to be closer to that of the author? Even though Hemingway does not editorially state his own feelings, how does he make them clear to the reader.
2. Drawing from either “Barn Burning” or “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” identify which adjectives best describe the general tone of the story: calm, amused disinterested, scornful, marveling, excited, impassioned, peaceful. Explain why you think the adjectives (or others that you might use) best describe the short story and point to passages in the text that support your claim.