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In Another Country

There are several themes that are intertwined all relating to the effects of war on the human body and spirit. In a hospital in Milan, Italy, soldiers wounded in action during WWI are recovering....

Latest answer posted February 28, 2009 11:05 pm UTC

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There are several indications in Hemingway's story of the disillusionment reflective of the "lost generation" of writers and artists subsequent to World War I. Certainly suggestive of the sense of...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2013 9:20 am UTC

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In "In Another Country," Hemingway constructs a bleak tone to propel themes of isolation and loss. The story is set in the fall in Milan, where it is "cold" and "the dark came very early." The...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2020 1:57 pm UTC

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There's great irony in the opening line of the story: "In the fall the war was always there, but we did not go to it any more." In other words, war and its effects are ever-present for the injured...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2019 9:12 am UTC

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The descriptions of setting that Hemingway employs from the beginning of the story hint of the story's dark themes. "It was a cold fall and the wind came down from the mountains" situates the...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2018 12:41 pm UTC

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Throughout the story, we are shown a number of "countries," little worlds with their own unique codes, rules and standards of behavior. Each man lives in "another country," so to speak,...

Latest answer posted December 23, 2017 12:07 pm UTC

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The doctor thinks that the major and the narrator do not believe in the healing power of the machines. The purpose of the machines is to cure the injured soldiers of some of their disabilities. For...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2018 9:23 pm UTC

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Modernism was a literary movement concerned with breaking away from traditional structures, insofar as how stories were told. Expositions were often abandoned or left vague, leaving the reader to...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2018 1:25 pm UTC

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The opening lines of "In Another Country" contain parallelism. The repetition of the phrase "in the fall" makes a parallel: In the fall the war was always there, but we did not go to it any more....

Latest answer posted August 29, 2018 10:02 pm UTC

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The setting of Hemingway's story "In Another Country" is Italy, a country that suffered thousands of deaths and injuries in battles on several fronts. This proud country acts as the Objective...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2016 2:37 am UTC

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Signor Maggiore says that a man must not marry because he risks losing his wife. He mentions that if a man were to get married, there is a possibility that the married man will lose his wife. The...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2017 5:19 pm UTC

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The main conflict in this story, in general, is the struggle of the soldiers in dealing with the traumatic experiences of the war. The more particular conflict with the American (the narrator)...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2019 7:11 pm UTC

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Hemingway's story of physical injury and emotional loss is a somber short story that successfully conveys a mood characterized by grief and suppressed sentimentality and a sense of subterranean...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2016 4:13 pm UTC

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The narrator in Hemingway's short story "In Another Country" is recuperating in the Italian city of Milan after being wounded during World War I. The story may be somewhat autobiographical as...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2016 8:13 pm UTC

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People in the communist quarter of Milan react to the officers, both the Italian officers and the American officer, with disdain. They shout anti-military slogans at the officers as they pass...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2019 9:19 pm UTC

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While the narrator is the protagonist in the story, it is the Italian major who is the hero. He has the qualities typical of a Hemingway hero: he is an accomplished sportsman (champion fencer) and...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2009 3:59 pm UTC

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The significance of the Major's interest in grammar is that grammar is the one part of language we can control. It is part of our monitor language (the other would be our natural language, the one...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2010 8:49 pm UTC

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Others have noted that the physical therapy machines used by the wounded soldiers are symbolic. However, the photographs that the narrator describes in the final paragraph of Hemingway's story are...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2018 10:26 am UTC

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The narrator does not explain why the Major comes to the hospital so faithfully, even though he places no faith in the machine that is supposed to rehabilitate his wounded hand, but we can infer...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2009 5:38 pm UTC

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This story can be related to the famous first line of Tolstoy's novel, Anna Karenina. “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Hemingway's story explores...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2013 4:14 pm UTC

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The metaphor of a hunting hawk is a very appropriate one for the three young Italian soldiers recuperating from their injuries with the narrator in a military hospital. The metaphor conjures up an...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2020 11:13 am UTC

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The soldiers are isolated because they are wounded, scarred, and in some cases (the soldier without a nose) noticeably deformed. Although they may be treated like heroes, they probably can't help...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2009 1:23 am UTC

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A renowned American Modernist writer, Hemingway touched upon many of the characteristic elements of this movement in his short story "In Another Country": METHOD OF NARRATION Like other Modernists,...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2012 5:28 am UTC

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The major is stoic and despite the fact that he doesn't think his hand will ever be repaired, he returns to his physical treatment each day. The narrator says the major does not believe in bravery...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2015 3:47 pm UTC

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Loss and ruin pervade the narrative of Ernest Hemingway's story "In Another Country." Clearly, the conflicts in which the injured soldiers find themselves are identity conflicts. These men are...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2017 8:34 pm UTC

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In the story "In Another Country," the narrator suggests that, even if he has no confidence in certain things, he should maintain hope and try to improve his life. Both the major and the narrator...

Latest answer posted August 1, 2019 4:21 pm UTC

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When the narrator declares that they do not go to the war anymore, he expresses the isolation of the wounded soldiers. This isolation is further suggested by the very next sentence: "It was cold in...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2016 3:47 pm UTC

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The disillusionment that was a part of the landscape and legacy of World War I is seen in many of the situations that Hemingway features. Consider the Italian major as one such example. A strict...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2013 2:35 am UTC

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The major has just lost his young wife whom he has rather recently married, and he is unable to accept this loss after his injury. The narrator feels "sick for him." The narrator's initial remark...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2016 11:54 pm UTC

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In order to understand Ernest Hemingway's writing one must know more about his philosophy. Hemingway endeavored to write truthfully and often said he wanted to write "one true sentence." Hemingway...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2016 7:34 pm UTC

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The men all go to the hospital every day to exercise on new machines which have recently been designed to help them recuperate from various types of war wounds. They do not all have faith in the...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2016 6:48 pm UTC

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There could be many correct answers, but most likely Hemingway was trying to elicit the emotion of loneliness. The main character feels isolated from most everyone. The townspeople say, "A basso...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2016 8:32 pm UTC

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Ernest Hemingway's short story "In Another Country" was first published in his second collection of short stories, Men Without Women, in 1927. It is the story of a wounded American soldier who is...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2016 12:01 am UTC

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When the narrator shares that he hopes to be married one day, the major responds in a very angry way: The more of a fool you are . . . . A man must not marry . . . . He cannot marry. He cannot...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2009 1:19 pm UTC

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The narrator of Hemingway's short story "In Another Country" has been wounded in World War I and is recuperating at a hospital in Milan. Hemingway himself was wounded in the war as he served as an...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2016 10:37 pm UTC

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First of all, our narrator is not only figuratively in another country due to being taken out of combat; he is also literally in another country – he is an American, fighting in Europe, his wounds...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2016 5:08 pm UTC

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Ernest Hemingway's short story "In Another Country" was first published in the collection Men Without Women and is about men recovering from wounds received in fighting on the Italian front during...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2016 4:46 pm UTC

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Hemingway's short story about men at an Italian hospital during World War I reflects a modernist point of view in three different ways. First, modernists attempted to portray the modern world in...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2018 5:02 am UTC

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The opening line and its repetition in Hemingway's "In Another Country" are profoundly effective: "In the fall the war was always there, but we did not go to it any more." The men in the story are...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2013 3:03 am UTC

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The story begins with a description of the setting, from the first-person narrator's point of view. It is autumn in Milan; the weather is cold and "the wind came down from the mountains." He...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2011 5:24 am UTC

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To "take up" the use of grammar means that A) he is suddenly interested in it or engaged with it. The narrator notes that once he begins paying attention (or engaging in the correct use of)...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2019 8:10 pm UTC

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The machines represent the indifference of the "war machine" to what occurs to the individual men who suffer from its horrors, as well as suggesting the dehumanizing effects of war. As a proponent...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2016 1:36 am UTC

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The narrator is in Milan. He and four other soldiers travel together each day to the hospital for physical therapy. This is where the narrator meets the major. The five companions are united in the...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2015 3:18 pm UTC

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The grammar lessons which the narrator is taking from the major are an example of the difference between illusion and reality, a theme which is prevalent throughout the story. The narrator comments...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2016 11:15 pm UTC

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Although modernist literature began before World War I, it was greatly influenced by the devastating effects of that war. Modernism had begun as experiments in style that sought to more fully...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2019 6:58 pm UTC

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The suspicion against technology's ability to solve man's problems is a salient trait of Moderism to which Hemingway, of course, was an adherent. Therefore, in his short story, the pictures of the...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2013 9:08 am UTC

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"In Another Country" focuses on the intertwined stories of five recovering soldiers during WWI, four Italians and one American. The American is the unnamed narrator of the story, and although...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2018 9:53 pm UTC

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The term "lost generation" comes from an epigraph at the beginning of Ernest Hemingway's novel The Sun Also Rises. Hemingway lived in Paris at the time he was writing Sun and was close friends with...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2016 1:01 am UTC

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This is a story about injury and isolation. The characters who suffer from physical injury also suffer from emotional injury. Though an establishment has been created to help these men heal, they...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2013 4:22 pm UTC

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The story is based on Hemingway's experiences in Italian hospitals after he was wounded in the leg while driving an ambulance in World War I. In the second World War, Italy was on the side of...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2016 1:23 pm UTC

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