My explanation, max 100-words:
In “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,” Hemingway suggests that life has no meaning and man is an insignificant speck of nothingness. The older waiter makes this idea clear by saying: “It was all a nothing and man was a nothing too.” When he substitutes the word nada (nothing) into the prayers, he indicates that religion is nothingness. Yet, not everyone is aware of it. The younger waiter is immersed in happiness and unaware of any reason why he should lament. For the old man and other people who need late-night café, the idea of nothingness is overwhelming and leads to despair.
1. Revise the above explanation
2. Try to not use quote, but paraphrase
3. Quote the text by using super-script instead of quoting the poem
4. What is the deep meaning Hemingway wants us to get out of this poem?
5. Religion is a useless and emptiness to console a person?
6. MUST be exactly 100-words.
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