Friday, July 9, 2010

Imagery

In this chapter, good ole' Hemingway really outdid himself on imagery. I found him to be quite effective on his explanations of the city of Bayonne.
"It was hot, but the town had a cool, fresh, early-morning smell and it was pleasant sitting in the cafe. A breeze started to blow, and you could feel that the air came from the sea. There were pigeons out in the square, and the houses were a yellow, sun-baked color, and I did not want to leave the cafe." (page 97)
By the end, I could imagine where the characters were and what everything looked like around them. Since they were in Spain, I sort of had a picture in my mind of what it would look like anyways, but irregardless I liked how he explained everything. I imagined a setting kind of similar to Greece. Cobbled streets, crowded markets, and adobe houses. Seeing as how I've never actually been to either Spain or Greece, I could be completely wrong on that one. I'm also looking forward to hearing more about bull fights in future chapters. Bull fighting was apparently rather popular at the time because it has been mentioned multiple times already.

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