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Wu Ting
How would you interpret this sentence? How would you interpret this sentence ‘Sometimes still pleasant and fond and warm and breakfast and lunch’? What do you think the author is talking about? Is he talking about the girl he spent the night with? That the girl is still pleasant and fond of him and warm? That he and the girl have breakfast and lunch together? Thanks. It’s from A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway.the context: I had gone to no such place but to the smoke of cafés and nights when the room whirled and you needed to look at the wall to make it stop, nights in bed, drunk, when you knew that that was all there was, and the strange excitement of waking and not knowing who it was with you, and the world all unreal in the dark and so exciting that you must resume again unknowing and not caring in the night, sure that this was all and all and all and not caring. Suddenly to care very much and to sleep to wake with it sometimes morning and all that had been there gone and everything sharp and hard and clear and sometimes a dispute about the cost. Sometimes still pleasant and fond and warm and breakfast and lunch. Sometimes all niceness gone and glad to get out on the street but always another day starting and then another night.
Jan 7, 2016 9:23 AM
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Yes, he's referring to the girl. Sometimes after a night together things are still pleasant between them and they spend more time together.
January 7, 2016
Wu Ting
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, French
Learning Language
English