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Edward Everett Hale left his mark on the world through the believability with which Hale portrays his characters and plots and in the surge of praises from the literary world in response to his tales of patriotism Hales personal style can be described as the joining of imaginative situations with historical fact to weave an intricate tapestry of the love for ones country that shows Hales prowess at tugging on the heartstrings of America Hales personable characters and succinct wording convince his readers of the plausibility of his fictional stories time and time again yet never fail to lure them into his tales of circumstance and fact Enthralling readers into the story Hale allows them to identify with his characters Hale takes an impossible situation and makes it appear probable by simplicity and directness which for the moment convince his readers Quinn 205 of the occurrence of any given situation For example in The Man Without a Country one finds himself bonding with Philip Nolan and feeling sorry for him when he repents of his renouncement of his country one is sad for him and angry at Hale for continuing Nolans exile Hale relies on the emotions of readers to establish a connection between them and his characters especially in The Man Without a Country the way in which Nolans longing for home becomes a tragedy andthe red tape of the army and Navy keeps him from being pardonedQuinn 206 In evoking these emotions of empathy in readers Hale has convinced them of the probability of an officer being sent on military cruises until his death as a possible punishment and connected them with Philip Nolan a deep and personal fashion The change of heart that Nolan experiences over the course of the story shows how adept Hale is at establishing a concrete love of country in any persons being for the reader has seen the
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