A Clean Well-Lighted Place | Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway was one of the significant American short story and novel writers. He had an outstanding writing style and a manner to compose works in simple language with a complicated hidden meaning. The short story A Clean Well-Lighted Place falls under this category – easy to read and requires analysis and thinking in order to understand. In it, the author covers the themes of loneliness and aging, generation gap and meaning of life with the help of various stylistic devices and expressive means.

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Hills Like White Elephants Analysis Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway was an outstanding American journalist and writer of “lost generation”. All his literary works seem to be simple and easy to read, but on the other hand, they are full of hidden implications and inner meanings. The story Hills Like White Elephants is one of them. The short story is just a conversation between a young man and a young woman, and it reveals a spiritual tragedy of Jig – the fear of abortion and a possible loss of her beloved man. 

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Freemasonry in The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Poe

Edgar Allan Poe is a famous American writer, literary critic, poet, and the creator of the Gothic genre in American Literature. He gained his prominence due to his grim and horrifying short stories. Also, he is considered being the creator of the detective fiction genre and psychological prose. Poe’s most famous work is the poem called The Raven. But The Cask of Amontillado takes a worthy place in the gallery of the nightmares of the American writer. The topic of people buried alive in Poe’s works is often and relevant, but the way it displayed in The Cask of Amontillado is special. The story contains a reference to the secret organization called Freemasonry that has a significant function in the story.

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The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Poe

Gothic literature is one of the most horrifying, controversial, one of the first successful mass genres. Edgar Poe became the writer, who renewed the aesthetics of the Gothic literature, modernized it, introducing a whole new level to the category of horrible in the literature. Poe has established a new type of stories that gave rise to the literature of horror, as we know it today. Many of his short stories are worth attention, but let’s focus on his famous work The Fall of the House of Usher that is considered to be a perfect example of a literary work that is written with compliance of all Gothic tradition features.

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Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Interpretation

Quentin Tarantino is definitely a maestro of his craft. He is a director who cannot be confused with anyone else thanks to his peculiar style. It is impossible to say that any of his movies were bad. Given that there are only nine of them today. And this, by the way, also fuels the crazy effect of expectation, after all, Tarantino promised to make 10 films during his career.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt star in ONCE UPON TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (image from imdb.com)

If he is already on the big wave of hype with the film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, then to think of what will happen to his last one gives chills. But let’s get back to this year’s hype as it is well deserved. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is something completely new done byTarantino, which you do not expect to see from the director with a style that is easily recognizable. The film is both “Tarantino” and absolutely “not Tarantino.” But definitely, it will become another extremely pleasant discovery for everyone.

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On A Ship

It was like yesterday – 14th of April, 1912. I woke up in a dark room. The only source of light was coming through a porthole. Darkness swallowed me up and all the objects in the room. I had a panic attack and decided to leave this place. I walked along a corridor and entered a fancy ballroom. The orchestra was playing, the people were dancing and I tried not to show with my behavior that I do not understand what was going on.

Suddenly I felt a sudden jolt. It was so strong that it threw me out of my place and made me move three steps towards the wall so that a crystal goblet slipped out of my hand and fell to hundreds of tiny little pieces as it touched a wooden floor. A red wine spot quickly spread over the surface and soaked in it in less than no time. For one second, I saw, felt and heard nothing, as if I was blind, deaf and paralyzed. Then I felt the poundings of the heart gradually becoming faster, faster and faster; suddenly I was short of breath. I tried to breathe in with my nose but could not, as if the air in the room had soaked into the wooden floor as my spilled wine did. The room began to spin and blurred figures in sparkling evening gowns and black and white tuxedos started flashing before my eyes. My whole body – my arms, my legs even my head became leaden. I was suffocating.

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Adam and Eve

Adam fell in love with Eve from the very first sight. He liked everything about her – her long straight brown hair, her big green bright eyes, her full red lips and cute dimples on her cheeks that appeared every time she smiled. He could not look away from her alluring shapes, breasts, waist, God! She was his beauty idol. She was the only woman that existed for him on the whole planet. When he saw her, it seemed that they are the only people that are alive in the whole world, the time stopped and Adam could not think about anything else except her. Eve – the woman of his dreams, the reason of his life.

Adam fell in love with Eve from the very first sight. He liked everything about her – her long straight brown hair, her big green bright eyes, her full red lips and cute dimples on her cheeks that appeared every time she smiled. He could not look away from her alluring shapes, breasts, waist, God! She was his beauty idol. She was the only woman that existed for him on the whole planet.

When he saw her, it seemed that they are the only people that are alive in the whole world, the time stopped and Adam could not think about anything else except her. Eve – the woman of his dreams, the reason of his life.

Finland

After crossing a customhouse, we entered Finland. Immediately it met us with a cold, windy and rainy weather. The scenery corresponded to it with enormous expanses of dark coniferous forest, deep blue lakes, and swift streams. Finland embraced us in her tight and comforting hug.

The nature impressed with its pureness and gave a feeling of safety. A great variety of rocks on the sides of the roads created an impression of a wild and vast area, which virgin paths did not know a human step. Unspoiled fresh air fills in the lungs and it seems that it has a curing virtue – you breathe out all the negativity, hardness and bitterness of your life. Instead, you breathe in calmness, serenity and internal peace. It seems that there is no one here. The country is empty and we are the only who dared to plunge into this fabulous land – the most peaceful and quiet place in the whole world. No one sees you, no one hears you, no one judges your deeds, and no one prevents you from being all alone with your own thoughts.

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