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Ernest Hemingway uses many themes and subtle nuances to bring his short stories alive with imagination and adventure These short stories all revolve around certain things that are present in each of his stories In Another Country The Big Two Hearted River and Indian Camp all contain similarities which are sometimes very evident and very subtle The short story In Another Country is a story of war and injuries The narrator get rehab for his knee and he meets different people with other injuries throughout the story The themes of this story are between love and heartbreak The narrator is confused about how he is looked at by the regular townspeople It is different for him to blend in because he is a soldier from another country and certain things confuse him about why he is doing what he is doing The second story Indian Camp is about a boy and his journey to manhood Nick the boy accompanies his father a doctor to deliver a baby It is a very traumatic experience in the Indian hut but Nick handles it and helps his father After the successful delivery it is found out that the father of the child has committed suicide on the bunk above All this time Nick has witnessed a gruesome C-Section and a man who has killed himself The river is used to symbolize this journey into manhood Nick takes is rather well and feels that he should be like his father when he grows up The third story The Big Two Hearted River is also about a man with a journey The central character also named Nick is on a trip to go fly-fishing We are told he use to go with a friend Hopkins and fish We figure out that Hopkins was drafted and is probably dead by the way Nick acts This story is loaded with symbols which I did not catch the first
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