In Another Country by Hemingway Book Review


In Another Country, the American soldiers in Italy are recovering after fighting in World War I. The story begins with the narrator talking about his and the other soldiers' experiencing frequent trips to the hospital. The narrator gets told that he should be able to play football better as ever regardless of his injuries, while the majors' hand injuries are permanent. In the story, both characters have been dealing with challenges following the narrator's insecurity for getting a medal for being an American while the rest got a medal for being more courageous than the narrator. The major who used to be the greatest fence player is accepting the fact his arm is unable to heal. Even if he is not confident about the machines recovering him, he still goes to physical therapy frequently. Near the end of the short story, the major lashes out at the narrator, when he tells the major about his plans on getting married. After apologizing to the narrator, he revealed that his wife suddenly died of pneumonia. He later goes to the hospital with a black band on his hand, signaling that he is in mourning.

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