Ernest Hemingway In Another Country Analysis

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“In Another Country” by Ernest Hemingway was written in the late 1920s during World War 1; taking place in Milan, through the fall time. Hemingway writes the story based upon his volunteered experience as an ambulance driver, in Italy, for the red cross. In which case he was injured meaning that he had to visit the hospital daily for rehab. Hemingway substitutes in an American former football player who’s an Italian officer; representing himself with his own experience. Due to an injury of his knee, he is currently in a military hospital in rehab, using a machine. Next to him sits an Italian major who’s older than him, and has an injured hand. Due to the fact of his injured hand, the situation is seen more tragic since he had been a fencing champion before the war. The doctor had encouraged the American throughout the process of using the machines when he started losing hope of them not working, while the italian major doesn’t…show more content…
Hemingway starts the story off by saying, “In the fall the war was always there, but we did not go to it anymore” (1). In this he uses the word “we” meaning that it tells you, as a reader, that you will being reading about war, him and his friends experienced. The war that they would all not be going back to, due to their injuries. Hemingway writes his stories with emotion. He writes, “...He had lived a very long time with death and was a little detached. We were all a little detached, and there was nothing that held us together except that we met every afternoon at the hospital” (2). Here the narrator explains that loss is one of the things that all the soldiers share. It is something that connects them, makes them all similar, and keeps them going to the hospital every afternoon. In other words, the narrator writes with a huge amount of emotional power and highly individual
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