What does Luz say about her relationship with the solider in paragraph 6? Who is she comparing him to?

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In the sixth paragraph of Ernest Hemingway's "A Very Short Story," Luz begins a relationship with the major of the battalion in Pordonone, after the soldier leaves Genoa for America. In the letter she writes to the soldier about her new relationship, she describes her previous relationship with the soldier as "a boy and girl affair" and "a boy and girl love." She draws this conclusion by comparing the soldier to the major, who she says intends to marry her in the spring, although he never does. Luz assumes her relationship with the major is more mature and serious than her previous affair with the soldier, which she considers childish in retrospect, but this assumption is never proved true when her new relationship doesn't end in marriage.

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