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The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway - "Big Two-Hearted River" Summary & Analysis

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"Big Two-Hearted River" Summary

Nick walks from the train tracks, carrying a heavy backpack. The area has recently suffered a large fire. He sets up a permanent camp and warms up some canned food. He enjoys his freedom and remembers his friend, Hopkins, who he serves with during the war.

Nick prepares for a day of fishing at his camp. He walks along the river, choosing the best spots to catch trout. He decides he is happy with the trout he has caught and does not venture further downstream. Instead, he lays out his catch on a log to clean them. He goes back to his camp, thinking of the future opportunities to fish in the deeper waters.

"Big Two-Hearted River" Analysis

After returning from the war, Nick seeks escape. He returns to the hunting and fishing lifestyle that he learned...

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