On a rainy day in Italy, the unnamed protagonist of the story, an American wife, spots a cat from the window of the hotel room she shares with her husband, George. As we know, it is in the nature of the cats to dislike the rain at all. Her husband, clearly annoyed, tells her to shut up. Downstairs, she is greeted by the hotel operator, whose seriousness and willingness to please she adores. He is old and very tall. It is important to mention that, as a writer, Hemingway was obsessed with masculinity, violence and death. Moreover, the first paragraph also sets a certain tension.
In such deadly boring evening the american girl saw a cat in the rain. She too feels helpless throughout the story. It is the reader himself who should find it behind the simple, at first sight, description of the events. Through her sad monologue the writer shows all her dissatisfaction with the life, beginning with the absence of the cat and ending with her short clipped hair. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one-eighth of it being above water.
Someone knocks on the door. . United States of America: Duke University Press. In doing so, the story inherently foregrounds issues around tourism, difference, and foreign identity. The story is written in one mood which constantly and directly increases. Rising action The beginning of the story stands for the rising action: the background, the characters, and the setting are clearly presented.
The woman feels disappointed not only by the fact that the cat ran away, but also about her life. In good weather an artist paints in the public garden. The maid laughs when she hears what the American woman is seeking. I want to have a kitty to sit on my lap and purr when I stroke her. At the end of the story, the maid of the hotel brought a big cat to the wife from the part of the house-keeper.
The story is written is in 1925 and the opening paragraph of the story serves as an exposition; it describes the setting very vividly. He is lying on the bed and reading and he has no desire to go out in such a weather for the cat his wife wants so much. The description of blood pumping from between the horse's legs suggests the horse's slowly ebbing life. In other words, she probably needed more attention and compassion from the part of her husband. The American wife likes the hotel-keeper very much. He starts by using rain to evoke feelings such as melancholy and emptiness in the reader. Upon returning to the hotel room, she starts a conversation with her husband George, who has been reading all this time, and tells him how much she wants to have a cat and other things.
His literature was his own interests in hunting, love, fishing, military services and so on. She likes his old, heavy face and his big hands. At the end of the story there is a knock on the door and a maid comes, holding in her hands a cat for the American woman. However, on this day, the weather is terrible. George, who is immersed in his reading, is no longer listening. The husband briefly offers to do it for her, but she refuses.
The maid stays behind to close the umbrella. Standing at her hotel window and looking out, the American wife takes in the rainy scene. New Critical Approaches to the Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway. Her desire for a cat with which she can have close physical contact specifically implies that she yearns for close and warm connection and contact. Speak of the author in brief. She goes outside, followed by the maid with an umbrella, but doesn't find the cat and returns to her room.
This commitment contrasts with the presentation of the two self-obsessed American characters, who now appear. The wife complains that if she can't have any of the other things on her list, she at least wants a cat. After returning to the hotel room, she starts a conversation with her husband George, who is reading all the time, telling him how much she wants to have a cat and other things, for instance her own silver to eat with. This is the behaviour of an adult. Hemingway dedicated the book to his wife Hadley.
The image of the monument glistening brightly in the rain further highlights the monument as an important aspect of the landscape. All these things are very normal for most people. She looks at her profile—both left and right sides. She liked the way he felt about being a hotel-keeper. She wants it to be spring.
She likes the way he wants to serve her. The cat was trying to make herself so compact that she would not be dripped on. It is also the syntax that serves for this purpose. When she went down and met the hotel owner, she liked him easily. The long list of desires that the wife shares with George indicates that a deep dissatisfaction pervades her life.