In Our Time Critical Paper
In Hemingway?s collection of short stories, In Our Time, we follow a character by the name of Nick Adams. We are introduced to Nick in ?Indian Camp? as a young boy, and follow him to adulthood in both Parts I and II of ?Big Two-Hearted River?. Through this we see Nick develop and learn about some major facts of life. Nick is a character who is changes through the effects of war on many different levels. Although Hemingway hardly mentions the war, he uses the stories to express different effects and emotions caused by the war.
In ?Indian Camp? we meet Nick as he joins his father to help a pregnant Indian woman in labor. Nick?s father, a doctor, brings him to experience this as a sort of initiation of life. His father wants him to learn about life and wants to teach his son about being a doctor. While doing this, Nick?s father is unconsciously presenting Nick with life while trying to shield him from death. When the Indian man commits suicide, Nick?s father does not want him to see it. A man who commits suicide lacks courage, and that is
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