The reader learns that she is unsatisfied with many aspects of her life, and that she enjoys the flattery of the innkeeper. Hemingway presents only sequence of outward actions and leaves the reader to imagine more than the words themselves can convey. It is a rainy day and the American woman sees a cat in the rain, This character provides the lonely wife the only source of encouragement. She too feels helpless throughout the story. On the first reading of this short story it can be easily interpreted as a wife nagging her husband, who is lying in bed preoccupied reading a book. It is raining and the wife sees a cat in the rain and wants to protect it from the rain, which is odd because usually children are the one sensitive and naïve enough to want to protect animals from such a thing as the rain since it is not harmful to animals. While reading any work by Hemingway the reader has to keep in mind that what is written might be tied to some other part in the story.
The story is written in 1925. Other members of Hemingway's immediate family also committed suicide, including his father, Clarence Hemingway, his siblings Ursula and Leicester, and later his granddaughter Margaux Hemingway. Instead of describing the relation between the American wife and her husband, Hemingway describes the view from the hotel's room as if there was nothing to say about them or their mutual love. It is just an automated house. Literary critics attribute Hemingway's understated style of writing to his earlier career as a journalist.
In portraying her distance from her husband, the story further underscores the ways in which people can feel emotionally disconnected even from those with whom they are supposedly most intimate. This was the first in a series of mirrors that Hemingway placed in this short story. Anyone could be either that American woman or the American man. It is the maid and she has brought up a cat, at the request of the hotel keeper. The innkeeper resolves this issue but in the process makes the husband look bad. Characterization is used by Hemingway as a catalyst to ambiguity in Cat in the Rain.
Boy, Dubliners, Girl 1257 Words 3 Pages Sydney Simpson! She also wants spring to arrive and to have some new clothes. It is also noticeable that she calls the cat a kitty for a large portion of the story. In a different angle, Gieseler 2011 says, 2 pages, 511 words. His writings that followed were frequently about death and psychological trama associated with war. She desperately wants attention, though, and she dreamily wants a lot of things. Looking out of the hotel window at the beginning of the story, the woman sees the cat alone, crouching under a dripping café table. Readers get a sense that something bigger lies beneath what the story's spare words convey, particularly about the cat.
She wants to bring the cat to the room but his husband is indifferent to her request and continues to read his newspaper. Assimilation, Birth order, China 2408 Words 6 Pages Although he may be content and satisfied with being alone, you can still tell how lonely he really is by his actions. Instead we see and analyze it for ourselves. But the reader can see it in the. Such an image arouses sympathy in every woman. This symbolic imagery, hidden behind common objects, gives the story all its significance.
The good weather in the beginning of the story may tell us that at first the marriage was fine. Ernest Hemingway 1899-1961 was a journalist and author who won aPulitzer prize and a Nobel Prize in Literature. He goes on to describe the beauty of the garden and how if there was a good weather, there would always be an artist admiring it and painting it. The woman feels disappointed not only by the fact that the cat ran away, but also about her life. But the American wife looses the cat out of sight. She has brought up a cat, at the request of the hotel operator. He was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Theodor and Henrietta Geisel Ford 14.
The wife wants to be a family and the way to make a family is by having a baby. Some arenow considered as classics of American literature. Here he applies it to reveal the relationship of the protagonist to the old hotel owner she liked. While he did marry multipletimes, this does not negate the possibility that he was gay assimply marrying a woman does not make you straight. She now has one of the things that she has been looking for which may suggest she is moving forward. She says the padrone has asked her to bring it. The characteristics of a loose sentence include stating the main idea of the.
She goes to the mirror and ponders growing her hair out. The opening paragraph of the story serves as an exposition, it describes the setting very vividly. The title of the story may also be symbolic. The cat in the rain is a symbol of vulnerability, of a creature that people always sympathize with and want to take care of. This description creates an atmosphere that is sad, cold and unfriendly. If anything she may be as alone as the cat underneath the table.