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Indian Camp by Ernest Hemingway - Literary analysis.
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15. October 2002
Indian Camp by Ernest Hemingway
- Literary analysis
After reading this short story by Ernest Hemingway, I have to admit I was quite confused. Faithful to his own style, Hemingway uses few words to describe a rough situation and hard facts. As a reader, I'm left on my own to interpret the situation and finding the deeper meaning of the story, Hemingway gives very little away for free!
Indian Camp is, as the title indicates, set in an Indian camp in the USA. I assume the story takes place in the beginning of the 20th century, but I think this could just as well happen in our time. The geographical setting though - an outlying Indian camp in the wilderness of USA - is of great relevancy in the story; Nick's rough confrontation with the mysteries of birth and death stands as a contrast to the peaceful society and surroundings the Indians are living in.
And that's what the story is about; the beginning and end of life, how rough it some times might be, and a young boy's confrontation with this. Because of his father's occupation, Nick
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