Quotation Of Indian Camp

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“Indian Camp” is a short story written by Ernest Hemingway from 1929 that revolves around a young boy named Nick. In the short story the author is trying to convey a statement regarding the human reluctance to accept death. In the “Indian Camp” Nick appears to be a kind and a rather considerate person. In the story we learn that Nick is the son of a Caucasian doctor, which consequently implies that he himself is a Caucasian. His heritage has an enormous influence on his character, that is to say factors that include, how he speaks and thinks, regardless of his youth. During the story we also discover that his father might think of Nick as an incompetent boy, who lacks courage, and as a matter of fact he does lack courage. Nick is a very curious, yet solicitous boy who cares and shows sympathy for others. As to how we know that Nick has the characteristics of a kind and considerate person can be substantiated through the following quotation: “Oh, Daddy, can’t you give her something to make her stop screaming? asked Nick. No, I haven’t any anesthetic, his father said. But her screams are not important. I don’t hear them because they are not important” Through the aforementioned quotation we can clearly see how Nick is concerned for the Indian woman, who is going through labor. However, Nick’s father does not even consider the Indian woman’s screams of anything of high importance. This also shows the significance of how heritage does not always dominate the way we behave
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