“Ernest Hemingway brings us to the moment with speed…In contrast Faulkner gently leads, involves and seduces, and then overwhelms” (Hemingway, Line: Ernest).
When reading Faulkner’s story’s one must re-read the story in order to understand. Other details Hemingway includes are those of the old man’s character.
The images Hemingway wants to show and describe in his story are put into simple words, which leave no confusion for the reader not to be able to feel or see the story.
However William Faulkner uses a different technique.
In his writing Ernest Hemingway gives you a clearer and easier image of the setting in the story.
It was late and everyone had left the cafe except an old man who sat in the shadow the leaves of the trees made against the electric light” (Hemingway 141). ” Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama.
Faulkner Each writer has its very own and unique style when writing a story.
The style a writer uses to write a story shows the tone being use, symbolism, characterization and description, enough for the reader to understand the story.
Their similarities and differences in style are seen when comparing and contrasting two of their famous short stories, “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” by Ernest Hemingway and “Barn Burning” by William Faulkner.
Ernest Hemingway’s story “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” uses simple words that directly mean what they stand for.