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  • Old Man at the Bridge
    The old man has just crossed the bridge and has sat down beside the road because he is too tired to go any farther. He is one of the many civilians fleeing before the advancing forces of...

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    The old man has already walked twelve kilometers away from his home town San Carlos. He is sitting in dust on the road side close to a bridge on the River Ebro. He is worried about his animals that...

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    The narrator of this brief story does not identify himself, but there are indications that he is one of the many foreigners who volunteered to help the Republican (Loyalist) cause during the...

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    The old man’s love for his family of little animals and birds would not allow him to move further towards Barcelona or another safe place. Instead, he would take a chance and wait there for the...

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    This is a very good question. It does seem as though the narrator is spending a lot of time talking with the old man under the circumstances. The narrator is expecting to see the enemy forces...

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    The old man is a native of San Carlos; he tells Hemingway that he has been taking care of some animals (two goats, a cat, and four pairs of pigeons) in his native town. The old man only left San...

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    The incident described in "Old Man at the Bridge" takes place during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). The narrator appears to be one of the many foreigners who volunteered to aid the Loyalists...

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    "The Old Man at the Bridge" is one of Hemingway's stories in which he deliberately leaves out most exposition in order to focus on the here and now. The reader has to make all kinds of assumptions...

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    The narrator seems to be with the army that is anticipating the attack of the enemy from somewhere beyond the bridge. The narrator may be a scout of some kind. He tells us that his job is to...

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    It was Easter Sunday and the Fascists were advancing toward the Ebro. The e-notes study guide explains the background to this very short story thus: Ernest Hemingway's economical short story...

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    "The Old Man at the Bridge" is one of author Ernest Hemingway's shortest stories, so the background of the characters is quite limited. We know that the old man has never ventured far from his...

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    One theme in Hemingway's The Old Man at the Bridge is sense of duty. The old man the soldier meets at the bridge feels it is his duty to act as a shepherd, and watch over his flock. The old man...

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