What are some ways the Hemingway code hero relates to this story? How is Nick Adams influenced throughout this story?
Most of Hemingway's heroes aspire to the "code hero" as an ideal: courageous, honorable, etc. Given the blatant description of Max and Al as gangsters, and George guessing that Ole must've gotten involved in something in Chicago (Capone), Nick shows his youth and naivete, asking them "What's the idea?" when they tell him to go into the kitchen. This is Nick Adams' introduction to evil.
So, although Nick may have known (prior to this event), what a hero is, this is his introduction of what a hero might be faced with: two men who kill for the sake of killing (and for money,...
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