Bright interior designed by the painter gave an extra edge to the painting by reflecting the diner and people sitting inside the restaurant. Right hand edge is clear across the window and reflects the vertical yellow band present in the interior wall. An interesting fact about this painting is in the form of Hemingway short story named “the killers”. Edward read this story in the Scribner magazine and liked it after reading it. He mentioned that the story was true and so was his work. Edward works are real and depiction of the society in many ways, his work is not based on fiction. Another fact associated with this painting was about the location of the restaurant. According to Edward the restaurant shown by him in the painting was real but at that time there was no restaurant like this in the location. Many people take this painting as an art work and how deep Edward was to portray the society of 1942 but for Edward the main concept revolved around feeling lonely in the crowd. He said once that he painted the loneliness of a big city (Cook, p. 75). Urban culture has given many advantages and helped in evolving the society but it has taken back some good aspects of the society.
These aspects were in the form of communication and understanding each other (Thesisen and Edward, p. 45). Edward hopper painting is a true depiction of today’s society as well. People are close to each other and have access to every possibility but they cannot see each other deeply (Cook, 2005). They are lost in their lives so much that they do not have time for others. Nighthawks remain popular for the audience because people take this painting as a mirror of life. This painting is showing the real picture of urban society and serves a lesson for everyone. People have find ways to be around each other but they have lost the essence. Human nature will remain the same requiring humans around but what will happen when people are around and one can still not reach them. Edward has portrayed this idea; possibility is present but the reach is limited, people are together but still they are lonely. People have access to everything but still they are lonely in the crowd. There are a lot of faces in the crowd but all are unknown because no one is willing to take out time and live a real life.