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The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio

Like "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place," which was written at approximately the same time, "The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio" is a story of loneliness, suffering, and endurance. Set in a hospital in...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2009 6:24 pm UTC

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The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio

With the theme of life as an injurious illusion, the hospital is the main symbol in Hemingway's story. Wounded by life, the gambler and Mr. Frazier lie in the hospital where the nun works as a...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2012 12:41 pm UTC

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The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio

Despite its title, the main character of Hemingway's "The Gambler, the nun, and the Radio"--if there truly is a main character--is Mr. Frazier, who acts as a recording consciousness of what one...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2011 4:30 am UTC

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The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio

Throughout the short story, Hemingway examines the universal nature of suffering and explores the various ways that individuals choose to alleviate their suffering. Hemingway describes several...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2017 2:39 pm UTC

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The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio

The setting of Ernest Hemingway's story "The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio," a hospital, is central to the theme of life as injurious illusion. In order to distract themselves from their...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2011 3:47 am UTC

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The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio

The tone of Ernest Hemingway's "The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio" is one of futility. For, the inmates of the hospital all share in a certain displacement from life and they sense the...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2012 4:31 am UTC

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The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio

All of the characters in Hemingway's short story have their "opiates," or things that dull the pain of their daily existence. Cayetano has his gambling, Sister Cecilia her religion, and Mr. Frazer...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2021 9:57 am UTC

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